Excessive Celebration

This week I celebrated my 40th birthday. My mom was here for the occasion. I ate cake for breakfast and enjoyed a glass of prosecco with dinner. Every moment of the day was filled with joy but I kept wondering why I don’t celebrate like that more often… What else do we get this excited about? […]

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The Best is Yet to Come

I’m honored to be guest posting over on my friend Stephanie Adams’ site today.  On her blog, she challenges women to get R.E.A.L. – Relationships through Encouragement, Accountability and Love.  Here is day 3 of the 14 day Advent Bible Study Series she is hosting called Hope Is…  When was the last time you were […]

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My Cup Runneth Over

My cup runneth over. Well, technically, it’s a jar and I’ve been depositing money in it for over three years hoping to accumulate enough capital to purchase a book. My friend, Leslie published Penny Perspectives: Let Go of Happily Ever After & Invest in Happily Ever NOW  in October of 2012. In it, she encourages […]

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6 Steps for Rebuilding After an Attack

Beirut. Baghdad. Paris. Less recently in Washington, DC, New York City, Boston, even right here at FT Hood. These cities and countless others around the globe have been attacked by instruments of evil and the devastating destruction echoes to the farthest corners of civilization. I don’t usually comment on current events. Since I make every […]

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God's Grace Chases Us

Grace Chases Us

I learn so much about God’s love for me through parenting my own children and this picture of how God’s grace chases us has profoundly impacted me. ********* Law and Gospel Parenting I like to joke about the differences between the way my husband I parent.  He is the gospel and I am the law. […]

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Encouragement for When You Mess Up

“Can we give him back now, Mom?” This is what my youngest son asks every time our adopted dog Sheldon messes up. He has torn up the window blinds, eaten too many artificial flowers to count, chewed through my glue gun cord, deposited excrement on the upstairs carpet numerous times, unraveled nearly a mile of burlap […]

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