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Learning Grace through Parenthood

A few weeks ago, I took my 17-month-old daughter to a bookstore to do some Christmas shopping. There, we were greeted with free Styrofoam cups full of spiced apple cider. I took a cup, and clearly my girl wanted a … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: NEED

About ten years ago, I dated a boy who told me right off the bat he was codependent.  I had no idea what that meant initially, even as he explained that he “needed to feel needed.”  Our relationship came to … Continue reading

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Day 25/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: BECAUSE

Day 25 We can’t stand it when we don’t have the reason for something.  I remember when I was young, probably in second or third grade, and I had a math homework question for my dad.  He was downstairs in … Continue reading

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Day 24/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REVISE

Day 24 Today, I decided to check out a park nearby that I’d heard about from a mom at MOPS last week.    After a late start, I was strapping my daughter, Noelle, into her car seat about 30 minutes … Continue reading

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Day 23/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: WORK

Day 23 Relationships take work.  They don’t just all of a sudden happen and POOF, you have a new best friend, or love to spend time with your sister, or have a great marriage.  People need to be loved actively, … Continue reading

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Day 22/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: LIGHT

Day 22 Each morning, it is my prayer that I would be a light to everyone in my path.  That the love of Jesus shines through me by my actions, my words, or even just in a smile.  There are … Continue reading

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Day 21/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: GIVE

Day 21 There are some days as a mom and wife when I feel like all I’ve done is give.  Each step of life prepares you for the next.  Going from being single to married requires death to self.  Decisions … Continue reading

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