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“Felling”: To cut or break down… So let’s talk about feelings.  Specifically about one great lie this world tells us: Following your heart is the key to living successfully. In our vernacular, we consider that our thoughts originate in our minds and our feelings originate in our hearts.  Some of us may try to…(Read More)

Some days, being “mama” isn’t all-too easy.  It can be far easier to see the bad behavior rather than the amazing gift standing before us.  So, what do we do when the amazing seems hidden?  How do we call out our children to be who God has designed and declared them to be…(Read More)

Fail Forward

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  Today’s post is written by Summer Hoover, a guest contributor and invaluable friend.  Her insight, humility and openness speak into my life through every conversation we have.  I pray that her thoughts here will bless and challenge you today.   “It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in…(Read More)

It’s been more than a year since our precious foster daughter moved out of our home and in with her relatives.  And, honestly, despite our wonderful experience overall, I was ready to return to only having our two children in the home again.  This entire year, I’ve been content with our two biological…(Read More)

  Today, I’m over at Next Level Mama opening up about an addiction to sugar that I’ve come to realize is far more than a mere physical issue.  If Jesus came to give us life abundantly, full of freedom, how can I live through Him and in Him and for Him if something…(Read More)

Wanted Person

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We’ve all felt it…in one way or another…that feeling of being unwanted.  Of being denied our own value…our own personhood.  When another person’s opinion of us defined our worth. Picked last for the team… Shunned from the established clique… Forgotten on a birthday… But what about those whose very being…(Read More)

Has your mind ever gotten stuck, so stubbornly stuck on a matter that you can’t seem to shake it off? I’ve been “stuck” in the wilderness with the Israelites lately, hanging out in Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy primarily.  Days and days of research, of diving deeper, of asking questions.  And finally, something jumped…(Read More)

I am over at Single Matters chatting about the kind of love that defines.  What kind of lies have you believed about how your relationships define you?  They may not be what you think… Hop on over to Single Matters and join the discussion! &nbsp…(Read More)

It’s almost too easy to slip into a sea of hopelessness as we face this complicated thing called “life”.  For those who have found their salvation in Jesus, it can still be overwhelming just dealing with the day-to-day. But, what if it was intended to be simple?  What if the complexity of…(Read More)

When I was still in the throes of brand-new motherhood, with my first-born just a few months old, I felt defeated.  Too little sleep…too many emotions…too much I didn’t know. Steve was working ridiculous hours back then, from home.  So, he was there, but he wasn’t.  It was a…(Read More)

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