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How Google Glass Helped Me See God Better (Kinda)

For awhile I’ve been feeling kinda numb. Not happy. Not sad. Just taking every day one day at a time. Those who know me would say—Give yourself a break. Your in the midst of all that goes with two weddings and a (grand) baby. But deep down I think it’s more […]

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Mom and Dad, It’s Not All About You

  “How did you know you could go home and your parents wouldn’t say, ‘I told you so?’”, I asked my dear, thirtyish friend. My friend had been the proverbial wild child during her graduate school years. Her relationship with her parents during that time was almost nonexistent due to […]

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Thrive as You

  It’s funny the things we believe when we’re growing up. When I was a kid I thought babies came from hospitals—literally that the hospital passed out babies (my mom never told me my four sisters were growing inside of her). Katie used to think that squirrels controlled the stoplights. […]

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Loving Our Kids at Their Messiest

  Two weddings and a baby! Yes, our family is having a big year. Our oldest and youngest daughters are getting married within 5 months of each other and our middle daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first child in August. One of the weddings will be in our backyard, […]

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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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