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  • Pizza Love

    I wonder sometimes if the way God speaks and shows his love to us doesn’t seem to land in our brains. Maybe the journey he is allowing us to be on is loving, but right now it feels gross. Maybe the quiet he is showing us doesn’t feel as loving as other moments have. Maybe he has been trying to tell us all along that he loves us to pieces, but we just can’t quite comprehend it.

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  • Managing Margin

    As women we try to be super heroes. Our capes encircle our necks as we swoop in to rescue our families, especially our children. We exert so much time, energy, and effort for others that we become depleted, stressed, and overwhelmed. Our lives overflow with so many tasks and duties that we are left without margin.

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  • The Hotel Clerk

    When’s the last time someone shocked you with an ill-mannered comment or flabbergasted you with an unwarranted reprimand? Maybe during traffic? At the office? At a family gathering? For many of us our first “go-to” response might be to bite back, retaliate, show them a thing or two. But maybe we should pause and reevaluate.

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  • A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

    I love this picture! Not sure why? Maybe it’s because it reminds me of ME years ago as a brand new single mother, only I had one child gripping each hand. Can you relate?

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  • 5 Ways To Press On After Failure

    There are moments in our life where we’ve all experienced the disappointment or pain from our poor choices or things we’ve done. Maybe we pursued our dreams, but they now lay shattered on the floor. When we mess up it’s hard to forgive ourselves and overcome the guilt or face the ones our actions impacted.

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  • The Cliff Walk

    God calls us to a path and we must decide to join him. It may begin easily with great views but then it grows more difficult. It’s hard and we are weak at times, scared or anxious during certain portions, yet we summon our strength and take the next step. Have you been a journey like this before?

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  • The Right Spot

    I hope this post encourages you to consider where your child’s spot may be. It’s easy to assume they grow where we grow. But maybe they need a different window, with a different view, with a different amount of light and water and space. Here’s to finding the right spot for your children to grow in all the wonderful areas!

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  • God, My Husband - Living Single

    As single women we deal with a unique set of circumstances and challenges. Although there are pros to living single, the other side is overwhelming. It’s easy to list all the great benefits, but within singleness resides difficult situations that tend to wear on our daily life.

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  • For Such A Time As This

    Have you ever been a bit fearful about the kind of world your children are growing up in? Have you ever felt inadequate in how to parent them to set them up for success? “HAVING” kids is wonderful, but “RAISING” them is where it gets difficult.

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  • Mom License Revoked

    Moms, can you imagine if we actually had a license that could get revoked? I don’t know about you, but I’d be in big trouble. Really big trouble.

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