Are You Parched?

My window-sill garden herbs are in a sad state.  The blame for their neglect is mine alone. They reside right above my kitchen sink, so conveniently located just 8 inches above an endless water supply with not one or two, but three gloriously convenient methods of delivery. I failed to give my tangy Italian seasoning the one thing it […]

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Overcoming Knee-Jerk Reactions

Every so often, I insist on brushing my boys’ teeth. They generally do a pretty decent job, but let’s face it, they are 8 and 6 year old boys, so they have not yet learned how close cleanliness is to Godliness. Two nights ago, as I was pushing the brush into my youngest son’s somewhat […]

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You Are Sought After

  Have you ever been, pursued, looked for, sought after?   I met my now husband in 2001 in Korea where we were both staff officers assigned to the same unit. We didn’t date there, but when he left there a month before I did in April 2002, we knew we wanted to keep in […]

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3 Lessons From Dog Poop About Overcoming Sin

As the mother of young boys, poop is the topic of far more conversations than I care to disclose, but this morning the idea was all mine. I took advantage of my husband’s later than usual departure for work and walked the dog.  Quiet walks alone aren’t a staple around here these days since those […]

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Pleading Guilty

Back in February I got a speeding ticket. True story. I know you are shocked!! I was so embarrassed that I could hardly tell my husband. My kids still don’t know. I had no idea I was speeding but the officer clocked me doing 62 in a 45.  I was ready to claim I thought the […]

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Are You Cultivating Compassion or Breeding Bitterness?

Ordinarily, I am not a very compassionate mother when it comes to missing school. My boys know the rules are the same ones my Mom used to judge whether or not my sister and I would get on the bus. At the risk of TMI, if they aren’t vomiting, don’t have a fever or diarrhea, […]

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