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Do You Know What You’re Waiting For?






A couple of weekends ago we were dropping our daughter off at the movie theater to meet some friends. As my husband pulled over to a curb to drop her off across the street, a man began to walk toward … Continue reading




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Count Your Curses?






I was singing along to the old hymn recently, “Count your curses, Count them one by one… Count your many curses, See what evil has done.” Don’t click the exit button. I’m obviously aiming at sarcasm to get your attention. … Continue reading




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Mom Came In Like A Wrecking Ball






Sometimes I recall it in slow motion: Those moments when my kids are laughing, bantering back and forth about this and that, volume rising. A friendly debate ensues, and this mom sees it’s fixin’ to get nowhere fast, maybe even … Continue reading




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An “Alternative” Perspective for Moms






My social media news feeds have been buzzing about Olympian freestyle skier & medalist David Wise and his devout Christian faith…otherwise known as an “alternative lifestyle.” I agree the news reporter’s description is a bit alarming at first read, but … Continue reading




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Taming “Those” Behaviors






Actor & Comedian Ray Romano is quoted as saying, “The more I go through parenting, the more I say I owe my mother an apology.” Too funny and TOO true! I remember about eight years back when I was a … Continue reading




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Frozen MOMents at the M.O.M. Initiative






I’m over at The M.O.M. Initiative today mulling one of my slow motion, wish-I-could-push-the-pause-button moments. It wasn’t my normal reading a Bible passage to the girls about modesty or self-control or good stewardship or discussing with them how to love … Continue reading




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Grabbing Hands






It’s not just about grabbing things, as in possessions; it’s also about having an attitude of “I deserve this” or “It’s my turn now.” It’s saying, “I serve a lot in this church, so they better listen to my opinions.” Or “I’ve worked hard this week. I deserve a pat on the back now and then.” And “I am entitled to this person, place or circumstance.” You fill in the blank.




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Just My Size






As I went to tuck in my girls at bedtime one evening when they were younger, I found two pairs of my clothes on the floor–clothes that they had sorted through and put on after having promised to return them … Continue reading




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Is Love in the Air? Or my Opinion?






“But enough about me, let’s talk about you: What do YOU think of me?” ~Beaches Opinions. We all have them, but do we really need to air them all? Or even half of them? I’m pointing at myself. I am … Continue reading




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Runnin’ on Empty?






With no one to show me how to cope with the horrible realities I faced, I ran. Between choir and theatre and cheerleading and track and student council and color guard and friends’ houses and church events and softball and running blind into wherever I thought the sun was shining, you can bet I was empty. To fill up, I’d watch my regular television programs, all with families I wished were my own. I’d stuff my face with junk food at the same time, knowing that my taste palette would be satisfied eventually. It never was, but I kept swallowing anyway.




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