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How to Love the Life You’ve Got

Hello!  Welcome to all who are stopping by from Proverbs 31 Ministries today. And happy new year to my new friends and old! I’m always honored to share a few minutes with you here at the Overflow! If you like what you find here, feel free to subscribe to my posts by signing up on […]

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The Buddy Bench

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. If you’re an old friend or a new one, I hope you’ll find that this is a place where faith is spilled and souls are filled. If you like what you find, feel free to sign up on the sidebar to receive The Overflow in your inbox, and enjoy a […]

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God’s Plan for Our Weakness

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here.   Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I hope you’ll stay a while. And if you like what you find, don’t hesitate to subscribe to my blog or find me on  Facebook or Twitter so we can stay in touch. Better yet, I’d love to meet face to face.  I’m scheduling speaking […]

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When You Wish Your Marriage Were Extraordinary

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here.  Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I hope you’ll pull up a chair and stay a while.  If you like what you find, please sign up on the sidebar to receive my blog in your inbox now and then. Or find me on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll keep chasing Jesus together day […]

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Grace in the Middle (And a Give-Away!)

  Once upon a time there was a grumpy little girl who wanted to change her name. Actually, she just wanted to borrow her big sister’s name. ‘Cause her sister had “Grace” in the middle. And she wanted it, too. This mama isn’t about to change her “baby’s” name because of a convincing pink pout. […]

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The M.O.M. Initiative: The One List That Could Set You Free Today

I was squashed between kindergarteners in the school cafeteria when my 6-year-old son, Joshua, made an announcement that gave me the giggles. I hid my mouth behind a napkin to cover my smirk and realized that at one point in my life, my son’s innocent words would have spawned tears instead of chuckles. It started when […]

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The Mom Initiative: For the Mom Whose Life Feels Small

Laundry frames the end of my day, stacks of clean underwear and yet-to-be-folded t-shirts, drifts of unmatched socks and mountains of wrinkled jeans. Upturned baskets are scattered across the living room like tiny tables awaiting a tea party. But I’m not in the mood for a midnight soiree, I’m drinking from my own deep reservoirs […]

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We Are His Daughters: When True Love Stoops

When my littlest girl was small, she often hid behind her dresser on the days when life was unraveling. Tucked in the corner of her room where nobody could see her, she’d cry quiet tears or wail in frustration. And more than once, her exasperated and exhausted mommy would crawl over mounds of toys and […]

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Because Life is Made to Be Savored

Hi, friends. I’m so glad you’re here. I know there are many places you could be today, and I’m thankful you’ve chosen to spend a few minutes with me. Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I pray that you’ll be blessed as you linger in this place where faith is spilled and souls are filled.  […]

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Walk With Me

  On Saturday afternoon, she invited me to walk the shoreline with her. “Just you and me, Mommy,” my littlest girl had said while her siblings leaped over the waves in the water and built towering sandcastles in the sand. “Let’s walk like this–” She slipped her sandy fingers through mine and tugged at my […]

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