Afraid of the Dark

We had been having bedtime struggles with Miss M. Lots of tears. Lots of getting up. Lots of “I want Daddy.” Long past bedtime. Like…this would go on for HOURS past bedtime. I wish I was kidding. For me…Lots of frustration. Lots of questioning. Lots of not knowing how to deal with it. We tried […] Read more »

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Learning: Contentment in My Role

Content in my role. Am I? {Are you?} I am participating in a Bible study with the women of my church based on the book Calm My Anxious Heartby Linda Dillow. {Let me take a slight commercial break and say that this is an excellent, easy to read, packed full of Truth book. Really a […] Read more »

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Why I Should Plant a Fruit Tree :: Thoughts on Neighborliness

It was so simple… The doorbell rang. With Little Miss on my arm, I peeked out the window and saw a lady I didn’t recognize. “At least it’s not the incessant tree trimmers!” I thought. They never give up. They ignore the “No Soliciting” signs. They knock. All.the.time. Those industrious tree trimmers. I opened the […] Read more »

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The Push and Pull of Love

“MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYY!” She screams at the top of her lungs, “Hold me. I want to give you a kiss.” “Waaaaaaa! He looked at me wrong. He’s teasing me.” ::pout, pout:: “I won’t do that. Help me go potty. Pick me up. Mooooommmy!” “No! Waaaaa…..” Scream, scream, scream. “Mommmmy!!” Forget the crying newborn {though she does some […] Read more »

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Faith Failings & Risings :: Am I Doing Enough?

I struggle. Do you? I wonder… Will my kids be okay? Will they turn out right? Will they love Jesus? Am I telling them enough of Christ? Am I teaching them enough of the Truth? Do we talk about it when we sit and when we rise and when we walk? Am I doing enough? […] Read more »

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Do you need a Mom’s Night Out?

A Mom’s Night Out sounds perrrrfect right about now. That is, if I could stay awake for it! The evenings see me snuggled in bed somewhat early – even if I’m not asleep before Little Miss eats around midnight. If YOU are looking for a fun Mom’s Night Out, may I recommend the movie? The […] Read more »

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The Lord Provides

Our family is in a season of very careful consideration of each dime that we spend. Life has ups and downs, and this is one of those times when we have to be careful. It’s life. But that doesn’t mean this pretty clothes, pretty things, decor loving girl doesn’t want new things! It just means […] Read more »

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In A Word – LOVE

A word for the year. I’m not sure if you feel this way, but I feel like my life goes in clumps – for lack of a better word. Seasons might be a better description. Seasons where the Lord is really honing in on something with me, and if I’m quiet, it seems to all […] Read more »

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Merry Christmas {2013}

Praying God’s richest blessings on you and yours this Christmas! I hope you know His peace and His love. I hope you are overwhelmed with His goodness. I hope you enjoy the gift that He sent. I hope your Christmas is spectacular! Read more »

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A Meaningful “Thank You” Gift

We’ve got a week before Christmas! Need a simple hostess gift? Or a teacher gift? Or a thank you gift? Or a simple, lovely, meaningful gift for any lady on your list? I’m soooooo excited to share this simple gift idea with you! {Ephesians 1:4} Each year, I try to give something to the teachers […] Read more »

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