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We Only Have Today

October 24, 2018 The question finally came from Zachary. “Mom, you’re home now, when will we get a new dog?” I should have known it that was coming. My canned lines have been: I am not home to train one. Lincoln has to be potty-trained because I am not potty-training a kid AND a dog […]

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Empty Collars

November 7, 2017 A big soft teddy bear: That’s what she felt like. Fuzzy and warm, she was always at my feet, or even under them. Her eyes were always on me, keeping track of where I was in the house. Following me upstairs, down to the basement, or in the bathroom, the foot of […]

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My Leia 3-4-18

My Leia (Written 3-4-18) Her eyes are the purest of blue, like her loyalty. Don’t let any tears she may shed fool you, she is strong, and she stands on the Rock. She is wise and brilliant. Ridiculous at times, but in the best ways. Her infectious laugh, big storytelling and bigger hugs, she is […]

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Am I a "Gospel-Centered Mom"?

I’m not even sure how I stumbled upon her writings.  It may have been through my friend, Jenn.  But ever since I did, it has made a huge impact on my life.  Brooke McGlothlin is the author of Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most, How to Control Your Emotions, So […]

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Not Following Directions

One of Gavin’s favorite things to do is to go to the park.  We are fortunate enough to have several parks and playgrounds in close proximity.  The boys have their own names for all of the different parks we frequent:  The Green park (the equipment is green), The Colorful Park (you guessed it, the equipment […]

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I Wrote a Book!

It’s still hard for me to wrap my head around, but I did it. I have always enjoyed writing.  When I was young it was through writing poems.  As I grew older it morphed into prayer journals.  Since I have become a parent, it has progressed into stories about my children and lessons learned. God […]

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It’s Not Over

When the day seems too long When the night seems even longer Worn by the worldDefeated and downtroddenEvil has taken the battleNight has overtaken the dayBlackDarkColdHow could this happen? Burdened and beaten and bloodied Ridiculed and wronged and rejected Perfection pierced Holiness defiled by my sin Carrying each crime Bearing the brutality Accepting each offense […]

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