But God I…

“But, I didn’t hear you.” “I’m too tired.” “But first I need to…” “I don’t know how.” “But whyyyy??” My kids consistently fall back on these excuses when I have told them to do something they are less than thrilled about. If I had to guess, I’d say I probably used the same ones as […]

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The Mercy Rule

I played softball as a girl and I can still remember the sting of a crushing defeat. The kind of loss where one error turns into three and then they start multiplying exponentially until every girl on the team hangs her head in shame. That feeling just gets worse with every punishing run the opposing […]

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Bowling with Bumpers

I’m always fascinated when I catch unexpected glimpses of my two boys’ different personalities shining through. We took them bowling on a rainy Friday during Spring Break and when my husband asked if they wanted to use the bumpers they simultaneously chimed in with opposing answers. My 9 year old somberly said, “Oh, yes.” But […]

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Universal and Personal

Tuesday night, I had the privilege of leading a craft at a meeting for the spouses of Chaplains from all over FT Hood! What a lovely bunch of ladies! I developed this Easter Activity, Quest for the Cross, in collaboration with one of the wives based on something she had seen done for Christmas. I […]

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Do you have time for that?

“Do you have time for that?” That was my husband’s response when I mentioned I was going to apply for a board position with my women’s bible study on post. He backed out of the driveway as I despondently watched the rain trickle down the window of the car. I quietly mumbled the only possible […]

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