The Gift of Appreciation

I had a conversation with my mom on the phone a while back that really struck me. Dad was out on their back deck and I was sitting on our front porch, a distance of less than 50 yards between the two (yes, we’re neighbors and Jason is cool with it!). I could hear dad … Continued

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Overcoming Fear

Life can get pretty tricky for us women can’t it? I have found that my reaction to whatever life brings my way can be rooted in one of two emotions: Fear or Love. Seeing that we were designed to thrive on love, it should be no surprise that the enemy uses fear to keep us … Continued

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Our First Holiday Without Mom

Thanksgiving was different for our family this year.  For the first time, my husband spent it without the one who made holidays special his whole life – his mom.  None of the grandkids got to taste “giblet” gravy because no one would dare attempt to make what only Nana could. I still made her favorite … Continued

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Stop Chasing Good. Start Chasing Him.

Looking back, if I could use one word to describe what I wanted to be growing up, it was “good.” It didn’t seem to come natural as year after year I watched my classmates walk up to receive the “Christian Character Award” at our school’s end of the year program. In all my 13 school … Continued

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Kids Are Kids

Kids are kids, and let’s just say they don’t always represent us parents well. As parents, we accept them as they are but because we love them, we have vision for their lives that they will mature into considerate and responsible adults one day. Herein lies the tension. We teach them right from wrong, we … Continued

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