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Powerful Prayer






Sometimes I can get in a rut when praying for my family and friends. Beyond their specific and requested needs, it encourages me to know that the Bible gives me the best words to pray of all. Besides Jesus’ prayer … Continue reading




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Unanswered Questions






“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12, NASB My husband and I … Continue reading




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Defining Moment of Faith






I’ve never said this publicly before, but my daughter gave me permission to tell you that she has scoliosis. It’s been quite a journey, spiritually and emotionally, but just another part of deepening my faith. And my prayer life. The … Continue reading




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Baby Girl’s Growin’ Up!






My youngest and I went shopping for a new pair of school shoes, then proceeded to pick up some other items yelling from the shelf at Target yesterday. While I was paying for the items, she meandered to the main … Continue reading




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It’s Not All About Bikinis, but It’s A Good Place to Start…






It’s camisole, cleavage & bikini season, and I have to approach the topic from several different angles–one with my teenage son, another with my newly teenage daughter, another with the 3rd child soaking it all in. Then there’s another angle…one … Continue reading




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Learning About Friendship Along With My Daughter






When my almost-teenage daughter was in 3rd grade, God inspired me with an idea for helping my daughter and some of her classmates to learn about friendship. We learned a great deal together at the time. Well, here I am … Continue reading




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What NOT to do if the Cops Show Up at Your Door…






Just another wonkity slice of life from the Shaw home. The other day, my youngest little darling decided that she would try to unlock her brother’s phone. He was busy feeding his hungry face, which he does a good majority … Continue reading




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How To Make Unforgettable Pot Roast






It should be easy. You buy a slab of good roast meat, stick it in the crock pot with some veggies, turn the puppy on low and let ‘er roast…all day, the smell tempting you to stick a fork in … Continue reading




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I’m A Brand New Mom…Again.






At the time when this picture was taken, a little over 4 years ago, I started to feel like I had the mom thing down. No one could’ve prepared me for the changes in the years that lie ahead. I … Continue reading




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A Change of Diet this Christmas…






I’m not waiting ’til New Year’s to change my diet…want to chomp on some ideas with me?




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