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Avoiding New Year’s Resolution Regret

Dec 29

This week, I was all in my head, once again, wrestling with the mounting responsibilities of life, concerns, and to-dos—not to mention the personal goals I’d set for myself. And with talk of New Year’s resolutions rearing its ugly head, … Continue reading

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Dear Parents, Let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to us

Aug 26

Do you hear that? Could it be the overwhelming public adoration for a music artist who used her spotlight at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) this Sunday to highlight a social cause close to her heart? Nope. Never mind. … Continue reading

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Naughty or Nice, Jesus Came for All

Oct 29

Being a Christian, it has always puzzled me as to why so many of us celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the way in which we do. Given what scripture says about shepherds tending to their … Continue reading

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Why I’m Removing Facebook From My Mobile Device

Aug 25

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13 (ESV) Facebook is an incredible tool. It connects family members far and wide. … Continue reading

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Surviving Jagger

May 29

There are seasons in life when you feel like all is well—you’re thriving. Yet often we don’t even realize we are thriving until something, or someone, forces us into survival mode. For me, that someone is my two-year old son … Continue reading

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Basketball Diaries

Apr 16

If you know my oldest daughter for the über girlie-girl that she is, it may come as a surprise to you that Lauren is playing on her school basketball team this year. Not that a girlie-girl can’t play ball. She … Continue reading

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Our New Not-So-Traditional Family Tradition

Mar 31

This Easter we nixed the bunnies and colored eggs for a new spin on celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Easter Bunny is fun, no doubt! In fact, our children have enjoyed many years anticipating his arrival Easter morning. … Continue reading

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to everything there is a season

Feb 14

For lots of moms, sending their child to school for the first time is a sentimental and difficult milestone. Many even postpone the moment for as long as possible, dreading the hours they will be without their little one who … Continue reading

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Our living legacy

Feb 5

Call me naive, but I thought watching the Super Bowl game was a family affair. I never would have guessed that I’d actually have to stand guard, ready to shield my kids’ eyes from the filth we apparently now call … Continue reading

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Tripping Over Expectations

Dec 28

“…Expectations kill relationships. And I’ve known expectations as a disease, silent killer heaping her burdens on the shoulders of a relationship until a soul bursts a pulmonary and dies.” ~ Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts Whoever coined the phrase “family … Continue reading

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