Surviving a Season of Loss – A Hope Day Wednesday ‘Your Story’

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Today I’m writing a very personal post. I’ve held this close to my heart for a long time and today I share it in hopes that it will encourage you to know that – 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 (KJV) “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for {Read More}

Raising Them to Love Past Self – Moved by Compassion { and a GIVEAWAY}

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 *Image via Compassion International “But Mom-m we don’t even know them! They’re strangers.” Her tears hinted at her own brokenness, but her words tore my heart in two. It had begun as such a joyous moment.  I made the decision to sponsor a little girl through Compassion International, and immediately fell in love with this tiny angel, who happened to look more than a little like my own. With growing excitement I shared the young girl’s video with my eldest daughter. Her initial reaction {Read More}

A Glimpse of His Glorious Love in Eyes Almost Mine – But better.

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  And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of the and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:2-4 (ESV) This is my hero. He doesn’t know it, though. He thinks I am his hero. But, he is mistaken. I want to be like him {Read More}

The Bible is HIStory – Part 1

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My daughter sighed dramatically next to me. She is a very dramatic eight year old. I can’t complain too much, she gets it honestly. She was finishing up an assignment, and I took her auditory exasperation as my cue to ask about the problem. “It’s this question” She groaned. “ I’m supposed to write a bumper sticker that describes how I feel about the knowledge of God”. “Well how do you feel?’ “It’s nice.” My heart broke just a little {Read More}

Encouraging the (nearly) impossible

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Each and every day I grow more in love with my children, more amazed by their uniqueness, and more thankful for their presence in my life. But mostly, I am continually grateful for the opportunity to be their mother, and to love them. I am much more thankful, and stand in much greater awe, when I am rested, but nonetheless I experience gratitude and awe on a daily basis. (I am pretty well rested as I write this.) Often, the {Read More}