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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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Life is…

Life is tired.Life is heavy.Life is scary.Life is burdened.Life is sickness.Life is going until you can’t go.Life is pouring out.Life is anger.Life is pain.Life is feeling loss.Life is a broken heart.Life is pushing through.Life is pressing on.Life is serving others.Life is filling up.Life is smiling.Life is hugs around the neck.Life is laughter.Life is a good […]

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I Need a Hero

If I didn’t experience the chaos, would I seek His peace?If I didn’t feel the pain, would I want His comfort?If I didn’t get angry, would I make the conscious choice to have joy?If I didn’t have a need, would I go to Him? Life is not perfect.  If it was, would we look for […]

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Silent Night

I’m standing at the edge, looking out. I feel like this birthday is a turning point. I can see so many wonderful moments ahead of me, but also some of the hardest. A real, for real grown up. That is what 35 feels like. Thirty-Five. When did that happen? The last ten years of my […]

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Promises

When you get a new car, suddenly you see that model everywhere. You notice it, you are looking for it. It catches your eye because it is already on your mind, you recognize it. You think, “Man, how many people HAVE this car?” Over and over again you see it, because it is fresh to […]

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I Know Someone

Emotions.  Sometimes I hate them. (Ironic, right?) I despise feeling out of control.  I loathe chaos. I detest it when I let emotions rule me. I fight it, I really do.  But, I fail. I fail a LOT. I know who rules my heart.  I know who has the real control.  I know who holds […]

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