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Thank you, Mr. Ninja

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photo source: Lego Last weekend, I ran to In-N-Out Burger to grab some lunch to take home. I was actually in the middle of a freezer cooking session and I really didn’t want to mess with another meal while I was trying to make meals for later. I know. The irony. The logic. It’s there. […]

Will You Let It Break You?

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photo source: A Davey There are all kinds of troubles in this world: illness, death, debt, destructive ideas and actions. They can plague us as women; they can devastate us as mothers. Years ago I thought my miscarriages would be the worst I could imagine, then our debts, then my mother-in-law’s cancer. As hard as […]

Trade Worry for Prayer

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Last night I didn’t sleep well. It could have been that we stayed up late watching a very odd Chinese movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (affiliate link). My brain was trying to make sense of some of those weird, it-must-be-a-foreign-film quandaries. It could also have been that FishChick5 had been puking all day long. I […]

You Can’t Do It Alone

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You’ve heard me say it before: No mom is an island. And yet, we try to do it all ourselves. We worry what folks will think of us when we hire a house cleaner, outsource a school subject, or ask a friend for help with a project. We feel inadequate when we come face to […]

Joyful, Joyful!

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Some seasons you feel far from God; other times you feel like He’s right there with you. That’s the life in this world. We are prone to wander, be distracted, and rely on our own efforts instead of His. Yet, God in His infinite wisdom knew that we needed something more than ourselves and our […]

The Person I Want to Be All Year

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This week at a Twitter party, a fellow blogger tweeted something quite profound. Meagan said, “The holidays are a reminder to be ‘the mom I want to be’, even if that’s not sustainable year-round.” That stopped me in my tracks. Yes, that is why I try to make a big deal of fun in December. […]

Life is Good.

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Are the troubles of this world really as bad as we think they are? Is too Pollyanna to think otherwise? A few weeks ago I found myself getting a little introspective. FishBoy13’s birthday always does that to me. For those who don’t know, he’s the baby we prayed and hoped and cried over. He was […]

Mom, You’re Awesome

Mom, you are awesome | A reminder to moms to see the good gifts that they've been blessed with.

Suffering from a little mom guilt, that you’re not quite up to par. Think again. Each of us moms probably falls short of her expectations or dreams for parenting. I know I do. I can think of some ideal or some activity that would bless my kids and then one thing or another happens to […]