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“MOMMA, ARE YOU MAD?”

For most of my life my priorities looked something like this: God first, others second (“others” is a looong list), and myself last. To have it any other way felt selfish and unchristian. But my noble attempt to live like Jesus turned into an unholy, self-loathing God never intended. He’s teaching me a better way….

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Running Man

The last weekend in October was a big weekend for us. Eric had been training for the Atlanta Marathon for months… …and the kids had been anticipating a surprise family trip. I finally let the cat out of the bag about the surprise trip when I got ready to order the Georgia Aquarium tickets. There…

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My Back to School Lesson{Part 2}

I did not plan on this being a two-part lesson. Oh! How The Relentless One must laugh at my plans—or in this case, the lack thereof. If you haven’t read Part 1 you can read it here. This morning as I checked email I had my usual Daily Promise. I subscribed to that a while…

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Mother's Day 2013

Encouragement for Moms

I love being a mother. Motherhood has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. But it is hard work, people. Really, really, hard work. Like 24/7/365 kind of hard work. ‘Cause even when my kids and me (who are all teens right now) are not together I’m still “mother”. I think like a mother and feel…

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Spring Break Beach 2013

My Firstborn

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.                  Charles Augustin Sainte-BeureThose closest to you know you best and we all love and admire you. Happy 19th Birthday, Jon Eric.

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She calls me mommy

A week ago she turned 15. Tomorrow we will have a party to celebrate. She’s invited 30 people. 30 people. That’s how she rolls. This week as we were talking about the plans for the party she said, “Having many of the people I love at our house makes me really happy. I’m so excited.”…

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Caleb and Me

Two Calebs

The date was February 26, 2000. I was 36 weeks pregnant. We didn’t know we were having a another boy but the only name we had chosen was Caleb. Our reason for choosing it: Numbers 14:24  “But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the…

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