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You’re Supposed to Love This

There’s this ache that says, “You’re supposed to love this. You’re supposed to love this and be better at all of this. There’s probably something wrong with you. You need to figure it out. Get it together. Figure out how to make yourself enjoy it all more.” And you believe it. So you look around…

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The Answer to End Abortion in America

  As a member of the body of Christ, it is my absolute responsibility to make sure that what I say and what I do reflects the heart of God and the love of Jesus. It is my purpose to point people to Him in all things, and my sole mission in every conversation to…

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How My Dad’s 40 Year Old Secret Saved My Marriage

Space. You can feel it. That space in between you and your husband… You’re not quite sure where it came from, but you know it’s there. And some days it seems like it is growing. Things used to be different. Before kids became a part of your story, things were so very different. There was…

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Posted in: For Mommas, Love & Marriage

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What I Don’t Want My Kids to Believe

It was well after midnight, and I scrambled to find a pen and paper. I have a hard enough time locating a pen during the day, but I was able to find a marker in my kitchen junk drawer. It was a blank sheet of white paper waiting to be filled – a clean slate.…

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Why I Bought My Daughter a Dress Even Though She Disobeyed

I Bought My Daughter a Dress Even Though She Disobeyed

I tried to calm her. Sweetheart, just put the dress on the counter so we can pay for it. Okay? Look. See all of these people patiently waiting in line behind us? This nice lady at the register wants to finish with us so she can help the other customers too. I just need you…

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Master Bedroom Reveal

Our master bedroom was way overdue for an update, so last week I decided to try and create a DIY faux shiplap accent wall. I have a love of all things farmhouse, and my husband has a love of all things comfortable. I think our room is the perfect combination. (Now if I can just…

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“Easy” DIY Faux Shiplap Wall Tutorial

Before I start, I need you to know something. This wasn’t easy. All of those tutorials that call walls like these easy… those people are speaking from the finish line. The “let’s stand back and enjoy our hard work” position of the project. My disclaimer is this: In the middle of this project (that I…

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Marraige After Kids

Holding My Husband’s Hand Changed Our Marriage

I don’t know what last night was like for you. If you have kids, then my guess is… you might not have spent the entire evening/night alone with your husband in your bed. You probably didn’t go to sleep at a reasonable hour and wake up rested after experiencing zero disruptions. (And if you did,…

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Ready or Not! – To Read on the First Day of School

  The house is quiet. I’m walking from room to room looking in each. Everything is still until I hear a little bit of giggling coming from a not-so-secretive little girl. “Ready or not, here I come!” I shout, giving her a little warning that I’m on my way. More giggling. I pull open the…

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It Will Be Our Turn… Later

I’m almost to the end of another day. I got my kids up and took them to church and fixed lunch and answered a million questions and solved a million fights and detached a million stuck Legos. There are so many things I need to do. But I know any minute my kids will be…

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The Dye Made Her Do It

I have been hesitant to write this for quite some time. Writing and sharing my thoughts online isn’t new to me. I have been posting my opinions and personal experiences on my website since 2013. But I have learned something in the last three years. The moment a person makes a decision to share their…

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One Question that Could Change Your Marriage Today

It was the end of another long day for both of us. My husband, Jared, had been working in the Oklahoma heat welding a natural gas pipeline, and I had been at home with our three young kids. Clearly, I had the harder job but we won’t tell my husband… Just kidding. Mostly. We had…

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The Wedding Gift That Changed How I Look at My Kids

“Be sure to take pictures in your heart,” a friend had told me before my wedding day. “On your wedding day, it will go by so quickly. All of the hard work and planning will all be over in a matter of minutes. If you don’t make a point to remember it, you will look…

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I Know Why You Don’t Just Delete All Those Photos on Your Phone

I’ve figured it out. I know why you do it. Why you keep all of those thousands of extra photos on your phone… I know why you keep the blurry ones. I know why you don’t just delete the ones with the crazy lighting or not so ideal angles. I know why you have multiples…

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The Night She Didn’t Call My Name

She didn’t call for me tonight. I stood a few steps outside of her bedroom door after I put her to bed and waited. Nothing. She didn’t cry standing at the edge of her crib reaching for me to lift her out like she did four years ago. She didn’t get out of a toddler…

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