Encouragement: I’m Sorry, I Forgive You

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Years ago a friend called me her Barnabus. I didn’t really know what that meant at the time. She explained that Barnabus meant “son of encouragement” or “son of consolation.” The Barnabus in the Bible was known for the way he encouraged those around him. She seemed to think that I was an encouragement to […]

The Days are Long, But the Years are Short

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There’ve been days in this motherhood gig which seemed really long. Somewhere in the midst of childbearing, I had three babies in three years. When hubs and I finally realized that we were SOOOOO relieved! No wonder we felt tired and worn out. It wasn’t old age, after all. Just a very full life. My […]

Booking It – August Updates

Are you Booking It this year? Yesterday we discussed the “assigned” reading of the month, The Help. Today we’re talking about all the books we’ve read this month. But first, can I wax eloquent about the Kindle? Truly, winning that Kindle months ago has changed my life. Well, at least my reading life. I find that […]

Booking It with The Help by Kathrynn Stockett

This year we’re Booking It on LifeasMOM. It’s an online book club designed to get you off the computer, phone, and boob tube and into a book. Reading is an adventure! You learned this long ago. But, in our older years, it is tempting to forget. On the 10th of each month, we’re discussing an assigned […]

An End to Extreme Poverty?

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I have been praying for a cause. Over the last year, I’ve been asking God to put something on my heart that was bigger than me. I had inklings that my life was pretty good, all things considered, and I wanted to do something outside of myself, my life, my little world. It’s all too […]

Shopping for Clothing that Works


Last week I shared my wardrobe woes with you. I’ve been on a mission practically all summer to get my wardrobe under control. There were plenty of items that didn’t fit or didn’t work for me, as well as plenty that were stained and otherwise in need of retirement. Earlier in the summer my friend […]

Can Your Baby Have Too Many Clothes? (Guest Post)

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The following is a guest post from Deanna: Is it possible for your baby to have too many clothes? When I was 20 weeks pregnant with my first child, I received a phone call that changed my life. Merely a week before, I had learned that I was going to have a baby girl. My desire to […]

Refresh Others & You Will Be Refreshed

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Photo Source: D Sharon Pruitt Life is full of hard times and disappointments. There are little things that drag us down. And big things that can devastate us. And there are lots of things that fall somewhere in the middle. And it’s a complex life. Sometimes the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities can be harder to […]