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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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The One Prayer Jesus Loves to Answer

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. 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. If you like what you find, I hope you’ll sign up on the sidebar to receive my blog in your inbox now and […]

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How To Anchor A Worn and Wobbling Soul

Our coffee mugs sit empty, but we still cup them in our hands as if the warm porcelain between our fingers could somehow anchor our wobbling souls. The clock pushes hard toward the end of the school day, and we know that we’ll soon part ways to collect kids and drive carpool, to sit at […]

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The Mom Initiative: For the Mom Who Feels Like She’s Losing Her Marbles

Back when I was a mom of two tiny ones, I vowed that I would never be that woman who whittled away the years just waiting for the day her last baby would go to kindergarten. Of course, at the time, I had no idea then just how difficult it would be to keep that […]

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Why Every Marriage Needs a Good Fighter

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. 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. If you like what you find, I hope you’ll stop by often or find me on Facebook or Twitter.  Better yet, I’d love to connect with you […]

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A Prayer for The Empty

Dear friends, Last week when we gathered here, we dared to talk about those “empty seasons” that can leave us stumbling and sad– Those times when our optimism grows dim or our ambitions drain dry; when our dreams draw a blank or our best intentions leave us hollow. And we reminded ourselves that empty does not always […]

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The Mom Initiative: The Paradox of Motherhood

I remember the day a newly-engaged young woman asked me a thought-provoking question. “What do you love most about being a mom?” Her eyes glittered, fresh with the hope of someday–after choosing wedding colors and the perfect white dress–embracing the season I was living. A mom of five kids under the age of ten, my […]

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Every Epic Story Begins with an Empty Page

Welcome! Happy New Year!  Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I’m glad you’re here.   And I pray that you’ll be blessed as you linger in this place where faith is spilled and souls are filled. If you like what you find, I hope you’ll stop by often or find me on Facebook or Twitter.  Better yet, I’d […]

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The MOM Initiative: Good News of Great Joy… For Real

Sometimes baby Jesus lingers in a stable. And sometimes He hangs out in pink backpacks. And sometimes I think six-year-olds understand Christmas far better than their mamas. Hope you’ll join me over at The MOM Initiative today for one more tale about nativity scene mayhem and the kind of good news that changes everything.  For […]

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