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The Answer For Charlottesville… The Answer for All of Us

I think many of us are finally sorting through our thoughts after the events that unfolded in Charlottesville this weekend. I know that my emotions have been all over the place. I’ve been disgusted. I’ve been afraid. I’ve felt angry. I’ve felt helpless. I have felt as if more should be done and wondered how…

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Summer’s Final Call

“That’s it! It’s time to come in now! We’re going to have to get ready for bed, because school starts tomorrow.” It was the last call of the summer. It seems as though my kids have spent more hours out of the house than in it over the last few months. They played in our…

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Posted in: For Mommas

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The First Time I Met An Angel

The first time I met an angel, I was at an elementary school field trip attended by nearly the entire Oklahoma City metro area. Multiple schools from multiple districts had sent busloads of students to the event center. I honestly can’t remember anything about the program except some guy standing on stage, singing about er-er-er-erosion…

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Posted in: Devotionals

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Truth For the Woman Who Feels Like She’s Sinking

It was windy that night. I’m not sure how windy. The story doesn’t say. Scripture just says the boat was already some distance from land, battered by the waves, because the wind was against them. You know this story. It’s the one where Jesus (and Peter) walk on water. Remember? Jesus’s disciples are in a…

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Why Many Millennial Parents Struggle With Anxiety

Dear friend, Let me start with this. It’s not just up to you to keep them safe. This week I read yet another article online highlighting one more way I need to protect my children from this world. As I made my way through one father’s terrifying narrative and his hopeless account of how he…

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Posted in: For Mommas, Most Shared

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Are Your Kids Ruling The House? Five Ways to Reconnect With Your Spouse

Five times my husband began to tell me about his phone call that had just ended, and all five times he was interrupted. We paused, corrected the interrupting child, and my husband would begin again, only to be interrupted by someone else, or some other request, or some other disagreement coming from the other room. We…

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Posted in: Love & Marriage

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When Community Doesn’t Look Like It Once Did

Earlier this year, I created a network for writers to find encouragement, resources and community as they pursue their craft. From this network, I have discovered new and seasoned voices that absolutely need to be heard by many! The post below has been written by Tammy, of TammyLeeMarlene.com, and I’m so excited to share it with…

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Posted in: Contributor Posts, For Mommas

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Husbands… Here Is Some Insider Information

Husbands, I need to tell you a secret. It’s important… really important. Ready? Your wife? She wants your help, but she doesn’t know how… or really want to have to ask you for it. It’s not a specific task she wants your help with. It’s life. She doesn’t just want you to wash the dishes,…

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Posted in: Love & Marriage

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The Miracle at 10:36 AM

  10:36 I was praying the day before I was scheduled for surgery, and I heard the words, “10:36.” It wasn’t like I was on my knees in prayer and petition. I was cleaning my house and going about my business… just thinking and talking to God in my heart. 10:36 It wasn’t like a…

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Hey Momma? If You Are Still Awake Read This

Did you think it all over? – The day, I mean. Have you had a chance to replay all of your moments? To rethink your choices? To come up with half a dozen ways you could have or should have done it differently? Have you made promises for how tomorrow will be different? Tomorrow, you’ll…

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Posted in: For Mommas, Most Shared

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What Will Your Kids Grow Up and Read About Their Lives?

I was sitting in the hallway waiting for my kids to finally fall asleep. All three of them wanted me to sit in their bedrooms, but obviously this wasn’t possible. I don’t know if you realize this, but a person cannot be three places at once. Try telling them this. So I compromised and plopped down onto the…

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Posted in: For Mommas

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Bethel Church Baptized Children With Special Needs (And It Was Beautiful)

I was on Instagram a few days ago when I saw a story posted by a member of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. The caption read something like, “Baptizing special needs children today.” I watched, speechless, as a young boy climb into the water wearing goggles, and then had water gently poured over his head. I suddenly…

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Posted in: Community

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Here’s How to Make Mom Guilt Shut Up (With Free Printable)

I don’t really remember what my son did that evening to cause me to put him in timeout, but I know that he needed a minute to think about what he had done. That’s why we do timeouts in our house. When my kids make a poor choice, they take a break and pause for…

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Posted in: For Mommas

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The Key to Great Sex After Becoming Parents

Let me know if this sounds familiar – the end of the day comes and you’re exhausted. You know that sex is important, but really… so is sleep. Right? I could tell a relatable story here about how sex has changed since my husband and I got married nearly eleven years ago and we had…

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Posted in: Love & Marriage

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Parenting After Miscarriage: Exposing the Underlying Fear

Jared! Jared! Something is wrong with Jaxton! I heard him make a noise like he was going to throw up, and when I went in there, he was just lying there with his eyes open. I picked him up and he keeps falling over in my arms. Jared, I can’t get him to wake up…

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