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Dancing with My Father (Booking It)

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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 […]

Reading the Bible for Yourself

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…. the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. — 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (emphasis mine) It’s only in my old […]

How to Be a Pro Mom

dress and heels

I’m over at Simple Mom today, sharing tips for how to be a Pro Mom. From the post, Over a decade ago I made the transition from high school teacher to full-time mom. Gone were the days of toting my European leather satchel, wearing high heels, and attending staff meetings. Instead, my hours were filled […]

Revisiting Your Goals Mid-Year

building at the beach

This weekend we made the rather spontaneous decision to head north to spend the holiday weekend with family. I got a chance to have coffee on Tuesday morning with my kid sister — just us, no children. It was really fun to sit and sip a cuppa and talk about the coming months. Janel and […]

Giving Thanks

forest path

Things I’m giving thanks for today, in no particular order: 1. Cute kids 2. A cute husband who “rode herd,” while I was in The Cookbook Writing Zone. I was able to turn it in a day early. (Apparently, I surprised a certain editor that I was on schedule. C’mon…. I want the A.) 3. […]

Crusts or No Crusts?

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My three oldest children eat the sandwich, crust and all. My three youngest children treat the crust like they would the rind of a watermelon. They eat as far into the sandwich as their chubby cheeks allow and then they discard the rest. Since I hate waste more than I am bothered by picky eaters, […]

Crossing a Bridge

turtles on a bridge log

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build. Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 […]

Run to Your Father

Jessie and Jack 2

Today is Father’s Day. I am very blessed to have my husband, my father, and my father-in-law in my life. Each plays a different part in teaching me about the world, relationships, and loving people. But I’m reminded that there are men who yearn for children but do not have them as well as men […]