Just Ask

When you have children, you often sit and think about all the things you’ll teach them.  How you’ll raise them.  The manners, morals and lessons you’ll instill within them as they grow.  What you don’t think about (or at least I didn’t) is what THEY  teach YOU!  One...

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A Prayer for My Unborn Daughter

Jesus, I dedicate this child to you. This is your child, and yours alone. You’ve simply entrusted me to be this child’s earthly mother, but you are her Father, and one true eternal parent. Thank you for the honor and privilege of parenting one of your children. I pray...

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Be Fully Present, Not Just There

As a parent, I have been guilty of being there for my kids physically but not being emotionally fully present. I would go on a date with them, sit with them at the dinner table, drive them to school, but to be honest, my mind was elsewhere. I would appear to be...

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He Loves Her More

  When I first became a mother, I placed my everything into being a mother.  It was my life’s goal to love my child best. To be all she ever needed.  Though I was well intentioned, I was so very wrong. I remember telling my husband on more than one occasion that...

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When Parenting is Difficult

Why me? Why am I having difficulty as a parent? So many of us during our parenting years have asked, and are still asking this same question—repeatedly. Here's the answer: every mom has a story. I thought it would be interesting to look at the greatest mother of all...

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Pressing Through the Pain

“When are you guys having kids?” Oh, the dreaded question. Don’t get me wrong-it’s a candid question that I used to frequently ask friends and acquaintances. It’s also a question is all too familiar for both my husband and I. After being married for 6.5 years and...

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Dear Future Daughter-in-Law

Dear future daughter-in-law, I want you to know what you’re getting yourself into.  First and foremost, you must know by now that, well… we’re not normal.  I mean, we do present ourselves well in public but behind closed doors, who knows what you might witness!  There...

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Kid Worrier to Prayer Warrior

“I’m not a worrier!” I used to tell others as well as myself. Not so long ago, I didn’t even realize one of my secret places that I kept close to my heart was reserved for “worries for my kids”. I’m not proud of it but I have been a “kid worrier” at times....

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Bold Decisions

 In this economic world that we live in, it can be not only difficult to take care of your family financially but because of media promoting more “stuff” surrounding us everywhere we are all affected by the temptation to want more: You want a bigger house or a nicer...

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Bragging Rights

I’m a mom of three and I’m that “mom” when it comes to my kids that you don’t dare ask me about them that I don’t immediately jump into how wonderful they are and all about what they are doing in life. Yes, I’m their greatest cheerleader and along with that comes...

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Saying Good-Bye

I love Christmas...celebrating Christ's birth, family gatherings, parties, the music, the food...everything. It thrills my soul! Every year, when I open the Christmas boxes, I am filled with memories and think about the special people and events attached to each...

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