The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

When You’re Stuck in the Kitchen…

  Some days I feel like I never leave the kitchen.  Dishes piled high, groceries to unload, meals to prepare, and a constant stream of snack times keep me bound to the sticky linoleum floor for hours. And with my kids underfoot, a simple endeavor like making supper can turn into an Olympic-sized event. One […]

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Why Jesus Gave Us Mommies

We were savoring autumn’s end at a playground near the lake when my middle-born asked, “Mommy? Could we take a little walk in the leaves?”   I would have been content to remain seated in the sand at the bottom of the slide, and to continue applauding my toddler’s bravery each time she plunged down […]

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Investing in Borrowed Treasure

She’s not yours. The thought stabbed me first as I quietly cuddled with my pajama-clad toddler before sunrise last week. Her rumpled hair tickled my nose while I nuzzled her soft sweaty ringlets and breathed deep her sleepy morning scent. The invasive words jolted my soul. I tried to shove them beneath the secrets and […]

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She’s not yours. The thought stabbed me first as I quietly cuddled with my pajama-clad toddler before sunrise last week. Her rumpled hair tickled my nose while I nuzzled her soft sweaty ringlets and breathed deep her sleepy morning scent. The invasive words jolted my soul. I tried to shove them beneath the secrets and […]

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The B-L-T

The footsteps outside of my bedroom door weren’t exactly what I was hoping to hear at 5 A.M. “Mom? Can you wake up now?” His warm sleepy breath caressed my cheek as I lifted my head off of my pillow and tried to rub a short night of sleep from my eyes. “Can I take a shower, […]

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The Gift of Play

    We created our own little oasis in the backyard yesterday.  We blew up the inflatable swimming pool, plopped it beneath our plastic slide, and added the garden sprinkler for an extra dose of splash. What else is a woman to do with four restless children when the heat index is hovering around one […]

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Water for the Thirsty

   Years ago a weary woman stumbled upon a remedy for her cracked soul. She wasn’t seeking solutions when she lugged her cumbersome pots to the local well. She had simply come for water again…  Hadn’t she just filled those jugs yesterday? And the day before that?  She was tired of seeing the bottom of […]

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Third Thursday Thoughts: True Beauty (at any age!)

I’m delighted to be partnering with Hearts at Home once again and pondering a newThird Thursday Thought.  And speaking of thoughts, don’t just read mine. Be sure to join the blog hop and meet all kinds of gifted writers and mommies who have put words to their musings today. While you’re hopping, stop by the Hearts […]

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The Ministry of Interruptions

Dawn’s watery light had just painted the cloudy sky when I settled into my favorite chair with my Bible this morning. I hadn’t wanted to crawl out of bed, but the rumbles of my hungry soul had pushed me from out of the warm covers. I couldn’t face another day on empty. Summer fun may […]

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Hearts at Home Third Thursday Thoughts: Why I’m Thankful For Cool Whip

Today I’m delighted to once again be participating in the Hearts at Home blog hop.  “Hearts at Home seeks to encourage, equip, and educate every mom in every season of motherhood using Christian values to strengthen families.” If you’re in search of a few new recipes, be sure to visit some of the other blogging mamas who […]

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