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Cloud Watching

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Today marks week 7 of life interruption.  In mid-May, my life changed quickly when I started having severe nerve pain from two damaged discs in my neck.  For several days, I tried to keep going in my usual routine.  But it didn’t take long for me to end up spending my days...

Finding Peace

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Philippians 4:4-7“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.  Don't worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. ...

Shame On You

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“Shame on you!” Have those words been spoken over you, maybe as a child? Have you spoken those words to someone else? Whether or not we heard those 3 words spoken, we all have felt shame in our lives. Shame is: painful humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or...

A Bald Easter Story

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Yes, you read that right – a bald story of Easter, as in no hair. Let me explain… For the past couple years, my husband keeps his hair very short, almost bald. We use #1 on the clippers, if that tells you anything. But that pesky hair hasn’t got the point yet that it is...

Does God care about the little things?

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  Pregnant rumblings – chore charts – lost keys. What do these three things have in common?    They are a few of the “little” things of life. Are they too little to bother praying about?   1. Pregnant rumblings. Genesis 25 tells us that Rachel was...

Simply Profound

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Recently, I have been in awe of God. He is both simple and profound. Let me explain… God is Simple: God’s invitation is for us to know Him, a deep fellowship between Himself and His children. (Psalm 27:8) God summed all the “do” in the Bible to 2 things: Love God...

Are You "A Good Mom?"

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I remember the day well… I was driving through the Arbuckle Mountains in Oklahoma in my GMC van, talking to God while my 5 little kids were sleeping. I was in tears, wrestling with my disappointment that I was not a “good mom.” You see, as a child I had this amazing example...

School Days or Sundays

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How many times have you arrived at church or school exhausted (and irritated!) from the effort it took to get there? As moms, we want to enjoy our kids, have time to “be with” them and go beyond the mechanics; but, getting that accomplished can be a challenge. Here are a few...

Horribly Beautiful

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These words – horribly beautiful – sum up the past couple years for me. The details are not important, but they are the instrument that has taught me about trusting God with my whole heart. In this season, God is finishing the “blank” of this sentence in many different...

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