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What I Wish They Had Told Me Before I Had My Baby

The warm sun shone through the nursery window as I rocked my 5 day old in a plush aqua colored glider. I had rocked in that chair for weeks before my son arrived hoping he might become accustomed to the feel of it. I thought that maybe if he got used the gliding...

For the Momma Who Doesn’t Know What She Feels

I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I'm tired of sorting through facts and opinions and emotions. I'm tired of weighing all the options, finally making a choice, and then second guessing myself immediately. I'm tired of the tension and the stress out there in the...

For the Momma Who Wants Her Joy Back

A few years ago I had a conversation with my son that highlighted an area of my heart which needed Jesus's help. We were standing in the kitchen when my son, then seven at the time, said, “I’m sorry this is so frustrating, Mom." I should have thanked him, but instead...

For the Momma Who Wonders if Anyone Notices

I was painting my bedroom, a project that was taking much longer than I anticipated, and it was getting closer to dinner and bedtime. I'd have to put off the rest of the painting until after my three kids were asleep for the night. I was just about to wrap up the...

For the Momma with BIG Questions Right Now

There used to be very few “BIG” questions in my life. Sure, there were some personal things that my husband and I were trying to make some decisions about, but in our day to day life? I had to decide what we were having for dinner and if my kids were spending too much...

For the Momma Struggling with Comparison

My kitchen is not one where you’ll find much design inspiration. There isn’t a trendy tile backsplash or gray and white quartz countertop. The appliances are likely original to the house. And I’m guessing the faucet is too. This house is a rental, and while it doesn’t...

Parenting in a Pandemic

So you’re parenting in the middle of a pandemic. Gah. None of us planned for this. Did we? It’s the worst. Being a mom on a regular Thursday was hard enough. Mom in the middle of a global crisis with civil unrest on a Thursday halfway through a year that has been...

Is God Good? Hard Questions about the Global Pandemic and Faith

"If God is good, why is this happening?" "If God knew, why didn't He tell us?" In the wake of the global pandemic, hard questions are rising to the surface of hearts across the world. On social media, those within our faith and those looking from the outside in are...

For Those Who Feel Afraid Right Now

Me: Okay, God, here's the thing. I'm scared. I'm trying not to be, but I am. God: I know. Want to talk about it? Me: Do we need to? I mean, you already know. God: Let's talk about it anyway... We've done this before. Me: I know, I just feel like I should be bigger or...

To Sum Up This Week in the US for Moms…

What is Normal Anymore? All three of my kids had confirmed cases of Influenza A the week before the coronavirus (COVID-19) was diagnosed in our area. All three of them were running 103-104 fevers for nearly five days. I scrubbed my hands raw from the endless washing,...

Today We Pray for Our Nation

Father, we have called ourselves a nation under Your authority, God. As Your children and as people called by Your name, we believe Your Word. You told Your children in 2 Coronicles 14:7 (KJV), "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and...

I Taught Them About the Virus… and This

This afternoon, I asked my three young children to sit down on the rug in our living room, and I positioned myself across from them. They were diagnosed with Influenza A last week, and the dark circles under their eyes reminded me that their bodies were still...

For the One Struggling with Comparison

A CONVERSATION ON COMPARISON Me: “I’m having trouble.” God: “Tell me more...” (So I started to list all of the things I couldn’t do, making sure to name all of the people who did those things well.) And God answered, “Oh. That’s an easy one. You’re having difficulty...

He Didn’t Know I Had a Mental Illness When We Got Married

He didn't know he was marrying someone with a mental illness... Mostly because we had only known each other for about five months when we got engaged. I was eighteen when he put that ring onto my finger and asked if I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. I...

For the Momma Who Needs to Speak Kindly to Herself

I was on the phone with my mom telling her about my day. “It sounds like you got a lot done,” she said. But I didn’t feel like her words were true. “It’s not a big deal. I didn’t get that much done. I have so much to do still,” I answered. I was completely unimpressed...

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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...

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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...

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We Need to Better Define “Unfaithful”

I believe that nearly every affair begins with the thought, “That felt nice.” It felt nice to be noticed. It felt nice to be complimented. It felt nice to be appreciated. It felt nice to be respected. It felt nice to laugh with them. It felt nice to get along without...

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The Other Man & My Marriage

He's kind and brave and steady. He's gentle and loving and intentional. He's everything I ever wanted him to be and so much more... I thought about this guy for many years in my early married life. Truthfully, I began thinking about him long before I ever met my...

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I’m Jealous of My Husband’s Phone

Jared! Jared! Are you listening to me?! He was holding his smart phone reading something not nearly as important as whatever it was I was trying to tell him. The kids were fussing in the background, dinner was on the stove, and I was so frustrated that he wasn't...

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For Every Wife Waiting For Her Husband to Change

I sat on the floor of my bedroom closet. “Why doesn’t he just get it!?” I cried to myself. We were fighting about something so simple, but my heart was overwhelmed by the list I had been keeping for nine years. Everything I wanted him to do differently, every attitude...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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