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Get out of the Way!

    A praying mom once shared this treasure of wisdom with me:  “Start every day with this simple prayer: Don’t let me get in the way of your work today, Lord!” The more my children grow, the more I realize that motherhood demands an elusive balance between helping the Lord without hindering his plans. In the book Faith […]

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Seek First: Confidence in Christ

For those of you who have just dropped by, I’m digging for treasure in God’s Word this month. Matthew 6:33 promises, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I believe “all these things” includes the treasures I’m seeking in the diaper pail […]

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Seek First: Living up to Our Name

For those of you who have just dropped by, I’m digging for treasure in God’s Word this month. Matthew 6:33 promises, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I think that “all these things” includes the treasures I’m seeking in the diaper […]

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Seek First: Holy Sweat

For those of you who have just dropped by, I’m digging for treasure in God’s Word this month. Matthew 6:33 promises, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I think that “all these things” includes the treasures I’m seeking in the diaper […]

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Seek First: The Nursery Floor Moment

For those of you who have just dropped by, I’m digging for treasure in God’s Word this month. Matthew 6:33 promises, Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. I think that “all these things” includes the treasures I’m seeking in the diaper […]

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The Grocery Store Singer

I’m stuck on a grocery store theme at the moment. It seems that the frozen food section is where God captures my attention best.  I hadn’t thougth about the “singing mom” for years, but just yesterday I stumbled on this brief prologue I wrote years ago for an unfinished book. It was written from the heart of a […]

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The Prodigal Mom: The Me God Wants Me to Be, Part 4

In the gospels, Jesus tells the story of a boy who has grown up in the home of a loving and wealthy father. One day, however, this young man decides he wants to get out from under his father’s watchful eye. He demands his inheritance.  He flees home to seek satisfaction and success. While his new-found life […]

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The ME God wants me to be! Part 1

“So what do you want to be when you grow up?” Grandpa Jim asked Hannah as she sipped a Coke and munched a cookie with her great grandparents a few days ago. “Well,” she replied, “I would like to be a mom and maybe a writer.” Grandpa Jim nodded. “But mostly” my six-year-old continued, “I […]

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What Prince Charming Can’t Do

    “Mommy, remember when we used to play Barbies EVERYDAY together?” Hannah asked me tonight as I tucked her into bed.  “Yeah,” I replied, “You made up lots of great stories!” “And you were ALWAYS the mean mommy!” Hannah giggled as she reminisced about the plot lines that dominated her preschool play. “But I’m […]

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The Little Things ARE the Big Things

I was sorting through an old folder filled with speaking materials today and I stumbled on an article that a dear friend gave me years ago. Its corners are ragged. It’s words are a blurred gray rather than a crisp clear black.  It appears to be a photocopy of a newspaper column, but where the article […]

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