Love Your Life: Tangible rewards are good for everyone.

Moms Need Treats too

This is part three of a four-part series about things that I think can help you love your life as MOM a little bit more. For Part 1, go here. Part 2 is here. Most of the reward you will see for good mothering will come after your children become parents themselves – or maybe not even until […]

Love Your Life: Get real with yourself.

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Believe it or not, I’m still figuring this whole mom thing out, sixteen years into it. I feel like I’m 25, but the crows’ feet tell me otherwise. I recently had a chance to speak to a group of moms who really were 25. I narrowed my talk down to four things that I think can help […]

Missed Opportunities

Missed Opportunities | Life as MOM

At the start of Friday morning I had an agenda: make progress on the book at all costs. But, I was trying to alternate my work-work-work mentality with things that would care for me and my family. I skipped the gym in favor of 30 minutes of Bible study and journaling. At the end of […]

A Reminder for Moms as School Begins

This post was originally published on August 22, 2010. Photo Source: D Sharon Pruitt There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 As a new school year begins, we moms would do well to remember that there is a time and a place for everything. There may […]

Confidence Comes from Knowing

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A few months ago, I started going to the gym. I felt like such a nerd walking into the gym that first time. All the machines looked foreign. Everyone else looked like they knew what they were doing. I hadn’t a clue. I felt like I must have “Greenhorn” written across my forehead. And I […]

Time Keeps on Slipping, Slipping

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Time keeps on slipping into the future. How can we enjoy the today before it becomes yesterday? Cue the Steve Miller song…. A friend told me that on the occasion of her 14th wedding anniversary, she and her husband have been quite introspective. They’re younger than we are. I told her we get quite introspective, […]

To Have a Soul Happy in the Lord

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I saw more clearly than ever that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord. — George Mueller I sometimes wonder if we’ve lost joy in God. We’re so worried about pleasing each other or doing the “right” things — […]

We Can’t Always Be There, But He Can

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Last month two of my kids had a brush with Death. The riptide caught them and was dragging them out to sea. The waves kept crashing over them. My husband could not get to them. I wasn’t there. But, I can see the images in my mind. I know the beach. I know my kids. I […]