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Why We Must Refuse to Look Away: Did You See What Happened at Starbucks?

  In 2008, I was a photographer who worked out of my home. Twice a month, I would meet potential clients at a local Starbucks. Often, I would arrive early and find a good place for us to sit and talk. I did not always order before my future clients arrived. It’s important that you…

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Welcome Back to International Women’s Day

Good morning! Welcome back to International Women’s Day. Yup, you read that right. See, yesterday I was so busy taking care of my three kids sick with the flu that I didn’t even have a chance to get online and celebrate with everyone, and that’s when it hit me.   Y’all. Why is there just…

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When You Can’t Be Everything for Everyone

I get it. You looked into their sweet little eyes and wondered, “Do you feel like I’m too busy? Do you know that I feel like I’m failing you?” You looked at your husband and thought, “Do you know that I wish there was more time for us, too? Like, do you know that I…

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Christian Women Are Not Exempt From This Fight

Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance of the Cecil B DeMille award last night at the Golden Globes is a message that was heard around the world.Her voice didn’t simply highlight the truth of this time in history… it came into agreement with God’s ultimate Truth… The heart of God has always been for justice. The heart of…

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This One Step Will Help You Keep Every Other Resolution

I was scrolling through my newsfeed, and I saw all of the ads prompting me to make certain resolutions with the promise of a product that would help me keep each resolution. Those ad campaigns know my demographic well. They know we care about decluttered houses, better marriages, happier mothering, simplified routines, more present lives,…

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Last Minute (Amazon Prime) Stocking Stuffers!

If you’re anything like me, you just started your Christmas shopping… and Christmas is a week away. Praise the Lord for Amazon Prime! So, to take at least one thing off of your to-do list, here are some last minute (totally Primeable) stocking stuffers for the little ones in your life!   Also, yes, these…

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Why We Moved to Los Angeles

I was standing at my kitchen sink in February, making dinner (but first cleaning the dishes from all of the other meals and snacks of the day)… when I heard Him. “When the offer comes in, take it and go.” I looked around the house. There was worship music playing in the background. The kids…

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God Used 5 Minutes of Awkwardness & Bravery

If Oklahoma taught me anything, it was how to be friendly. As it turns out, being friendly is super important when it comes to meeting new people and making new friends in a town 1200 miles away from home. We are in LA now. That’s not Louisiana either if you were wondering. No, we moved across…

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What It Feels Like To Parent A Child With Anxiety

When your child is young and it is time for bed, you walk into the room ahead of them, and turn on the nightlight. You might find the special blanket or lovie, you might even turn on the closet light and open the closet door… You do these things because you love your child. You…

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Moms, Here’s Our Christmas Game Plan Huddle

I can see you over there… trading out your regular anxiety and stress for festive holiday anxiety and stress.   The last of the turkey leftovers have been eaten, and it’s officially Christmas time.   Magical. Your neighbor’s Christmas lights are going up and so are the expectations you feel to make this season special…

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Before You Buy ONE Christmas Present…

I was scrolling through Facebook, minding my own business, when I came across this video. Forest Hill South Park church in North Carolina absolutely hit the nail on the head with this post. (Turn your phone sideways to see the full-sized video.) FOR MORE CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION: CLUTTER-FREE HEART & HOME BEFORE CHRISTMAS HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR…

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Strong Mom.

I imagine you sitting on your couch – a baby crawling on the floor or in your lap… maybe an older brother or sister playing nearby. You’re going to have to think about their next meal or snack or diaper soon or maybe you’ll need to go get bigger kids from school soon – which means you’ll…

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Maybe If We Said It This Way They Would Hear Us…

A few weeks ago, I read an article shared on social media about a mother who allegedly gave birth at work and then attempted to flush her baby down the toilet. She was discovered and arrested. I was sick to my stomach, but before I kept scrolling, I read a few comments on the article.…

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When A Spirit-Led Mom Remembers Who She Really Is

Sometimes my heart becomes absolutely overwhelmed. Does this ever happen to you? You know the Truth of who God is, and yet you become so focused on… just… everything else happening around you? From babies to grandbabies, a mother’s heart never stops thinking of those she’s given to love. So many people and projects and…

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When What’s Best For Your Child Doesn’t Make Sense to Anyone Else

It’s nine o’clock AM, and I am sitting outside my daughter’s first grade classroom with my laptop open and my heart a little nervous. The school, built decades ago, isn’t setup like most. The classrooms open up to a central library. And while you might think that noise or distractions would prevent little minds from…

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