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Be the Calm, Sane Parent

I first posted this blog in the summer of 2013. It is a topic for which I need continual encouragement. No matter the age of our kids we cannot ride their emotional roller coasters. Rereading this blog challenged to be the mom my kids need. I pray it will challenge […]

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How Focus Dispels Stress

    I was thrilled to spend much of last week with my daughter Kelsey. She teaches fourth grade and it was her spring break. We accomplished everything on her to-do list—most of it in preparation for her baby’s birth in August. A couple of times during our time together […]

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No More Doubting

“Doubt your doubts. Be skeptical of your own skepticism. Why? Because you realize that you are not completely objective.” Tweeted by Tim Keller, founder and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.  An hour before I read this tweet by Tim Keller, I wrote this thought in my […]

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Life Is Not About Our To-Do Lists

    The most important truth that we as a culture, and especially a Christian culture–the church–are missing is this: Life is not about doing; it’s about being. Before we can do amazing things for God (and I’m not against that) we must be in relationship with Him—a relationship that […]

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Being the Parent that Stays Relevant in Your Kid’s Life

   At the beginning of a parent’s journey with the child making decisions they don’t agree with, parents want to believe that in a reasonable amount of time their child will return to “normal” and life will be good again. When that doesn’t happen, parents can lose hope and revert […]

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Perspective and Help when Your Kid is Stuck

  My phone has been “blowing up” recently (cool talk for ringing a lot). My girls are in the midst of major life transitions. They usually don’t call every day or sometimes every week, but lately they are in need of a little mom-perspective. But way-back-when in Katie’s prodigal days […]

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Helping a Friend–From One Who Struggles with Thoughtfulness

  I’m not a very thoughtful person. Please don’t write me to convince me otherwise. I know it’s true and I’m ok with that. Thoughtfulness is not a strength God gave me. However, this week a couple of times I did something out of my norm. I rearranged my schedule […]

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God’s Got Me Covered!

I’ve been reading in the early chapters of Judges lately in preparation for the Living Brave retreat in March. Today I reread Judges 6:1-10. I was convicted by the clear connection between the nation of Israel turning from God and the lack of peace and blessing in their lives. Take […]

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