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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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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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