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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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Being the Mom of (almost) Grown Kids

I shared this story with a group I’m part of on Facebook. We’re a group of moms whose kids are venturing out into the world—maybe for the first time, maybe forever leaving the nest, or maybe circling back home after a time away. This story resonated with them and I […]

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Encouragement and Help for Your Parenting-Style Mistakes

  I’d like to think at some point in my life I will no longer struggle with the temptation to eat more calories than I burn in a day. However, I love food and the sooner I realize this will always be a weak spot for me the better I […]

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I Bet You Don’t Even Miss Them

Recently friends and family have made a similar comment to me—“So are you and Gene back to normal now that the kids are back to college? You both have so much going on—I bet you don’t even miss them.” Their comments were full of encouragement and affirmation. However, I struggled […]

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Confidence to Do What God Calls You to Do

  Picture courtesy USAToday Sports.  “Confidence to do what You are calling her to do.” I prayed this phrase for one of my daughter’s today. She has been given an amazing opportunity that comes with much responsibility. The nature of the opportunity could easily convince her she is not capable […]

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