Hey Mom, You Don’t Have to be Perfect!

  We drove up to school and as I glanced back through my rear view window, I noticed that his shirt is splattered with ketchup. My son. He loves ketchup. Red. Messy gunk. Smeared everywhere. It is considered a household staple. We eat it at breakfast. We eat it at lunch. And for afternoon snack…

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Who says “Quiet Time” has to be quiet?

I have to admit, I can be pretty set in my ways. Recently, God showed me that I need to be more open minded about my daily quiet time. It doesn’t need to be at a set time, in a certain location, or even look like everyone else’s. My time with God can happen all day long…even in the midst of my chaos.

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When it’s a Two-Cup Coffee Kind of Day

We often measure our sense of self-worth on our accomplishments. Ugh. I still do it to this day.

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Where is your Hope?

It has been an especially long summer. I found myself waiting and longing to take a much-needed family vacation. My longings grew as I scrolled through pictures on Facebook and Instagram of friends and family, jealously wishing I could be where they are. On the beach. In the mountains. Anywhere but home. I found myself…

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15 Things You Must Pray for Your Kiddos

As a parent, we make sure our kids are eating healthy.Participating in sports. Taking band lessons. Getting plenty of sleep. But what about remembering to pray for our kids?

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How to Handle the Mixed Emotions of Going Back to School

School is starting and I find myself wrestling with a mixed bag of emotions. There is a part of me that is doing internal flip-flops for joy. With four kids ranging in age from three to eighteen, I have been yearning for a moment of sanity. A moment to catch my breath. sigh. A moment without all…

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