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You Figured it Out

They sent you home with this little life. There was no instruction manual or easy user guide. There wasn’t a cheat sheet. All you had was your baby and your best judgment and God’s endless grace for the new mom. But you figured it out. You figured out what each cry meant. You figured out…

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To the Momma Up in the Middle of the Night

Shhhhh. I won’t take much of your time. I know you’re busy. I know you’re tired. And I know that more than anything you wish you were sleeping and your little one (or not so little one anymore) was sleeping too. I thought I might keep you company for a second. I know how lonely…

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To The Mommas Who Made It And The Ones Who Didn’t Make It To Church This Morning

  I’ve been known to joke that on the seventh day, God rested… and moms everywhere wondered what that would be like. Let’s be honest, I’m all for rest. Rest is so important. But I’m also a mom of a 6, 4, and almost 2 year old, and those restful moments aren’t always a reality.…

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I’ll Hold You

I had just turned off the lamp in my bedroom when I heard her cry from across the house. Just down the hall from her baby brother’s room, her confused words were faintly filtering through the baby monitor on my nightstand. I sat up and started to make my way across the dark living room.…

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I Don’t Think I Can Do This

She was on the other side of the wall in the next room. I couldn’t hear what the nurses were saying or her husband or friends. I couldn’t hear what words her family might have spoken to assure her. I couldn’t hear the calm words of the doctor or the likely beeping of the baby…

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An Honest Valentine For My Husband

Happy Valentine’s Day to My Husband  the man who lives in my house, and sleeps in my bed, and that I don’t get to connect with very often. Hi. I love you. It’s nice to stop and acknowledge that we are married, and that you are my husband and I am your wife when we…

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Posted in: Love & Marriage

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The One Way We All Want To Be Loved

  There are plenty of things I would love to change about myself. Part of me would like to spend the next few minutes talking about all of those things. I would love to tell you all of the things that I really really dislike about my body, my personality, my abilities, my skills… I…

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When We Hope They Will Forget…

He had worked so hard on his Lego creation. For over an hour he had sat at the kitchen table carefully piecing each block in place. I’m not sure if it slipped or if his little brother reached up and grabbed it. But the next thing I knew, it was shattered into a million pieces…

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Jared and Becky

7 Stay at Home Valentine’s Date Night Ideas for Parents

The Valentine’s Day after my son was born, we attempted to go out to dinner… and bring our brand new baby along with us. He was just a few weeks old at the time, and we were first time parents. What we planned as a simple dinner out with a mostly sleeping baby ended in…

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To the Mom With the Cozy Coupe in Her Living Room

There has been a red Fisher Price Cozy Coupe parked in my living room for the last five years. We bought our first little plastic car when my oldest son turned one. He enjoyed climbing inside and eating his snack and putting his drink in the cup holder in the back. For the most part,…

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To the Woman Who Regrets Her Abortion – What the Church Should Say

It is estimated that 54 Million women have chosen abortion since the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v Wade on January 22, 1973. 54 Million women have chosen abortion… some who stand behind it, some who shamefully regret it, and those who have found healing and moved on from it. Today, I write to those…

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Shouting FREEDOM | National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Last summer, I felt God calling my heart to attend a women’s conference in Redding, CA. So with very little planning, I got on a plane and went. I was fully prepared to meet God there, but what happened on my trip out was just as important as anything that took place at the conference.…

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For Every Teacher Going Back to Work Next Week

Update: So sorry for the slow loading time! There are THOUSANDS of you trying to read this at the same time, but I am so glad that each of you are here. I think you are here for a reason. Find me on facebook so that we can connect, and maybe come back tomorrow and…

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10 Resolutions Every Mom Should Make (They’re Not What You Might Think)

So it is January 1st and all across the world people are starting fresh. We have rest our hopes, our aspirations, our plans, and made new resolutions. It is the one time of year when we all say, “Anything is possible. What do I want to change?” As a momma, however, the reality of our…

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Don’t Miss Christmas! 5 Ways To Make Sure You Won’t

“We’re going to make it! It will all be over soon!” He closed the back door of my van and turned to walk back inside the grocery store. He had helped me load a box of frozen turkeys for our church to donate to families in need, and I appreciated his help. But this grocery…

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