Children, Faith

Possible Impossibles

She comes up gasping, sputtering and choking, bathwater spraying out of her mouth. I run to her with a towel, pulling her up by her slippery armpits, out of the tub. This is nothing new here. Despite our sternest insistence that she not put her face into the dirty bathwater, she repeats this activity somewhat…

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Children

Yesterday was unpleasant.  Things were difficult the moment my toes tickled the carpet that morning, and I saw it coming then. The freight train of a struggling day. I knew as I headed down to make breakfast that I was not in a right frame of mind, and of course, as any Mom will tell…

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Children, Five Minute Friday, Motherhood

I’ve been messing around with my site, so I hope you’ll pardon the dust while I re-decorate. Hopefully, I’ll get the kinks worked out quickly. I like to think I’m a fast learner 😉 For now, since it’s Friday, I’m going to write for 5 minutes with these awesome people. Just for the love of…

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Books, Children, Prayer

For the last several Monday’s I’ve been reflecting on thoughts stirred by reading Mary DeMuth’s upcoming book, Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus. I’ll sum up next week, but today, I need you to do something else with me… Be The Body It doesn’t matter if we gather virtually…

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Children, Compassion, Sacrifice, The Church

Pssst, hey there. You know that crazy place we sometimes spend too much time pouring over, hoarding images, stockpiling ideas like there’s a shortage of genius coming?  Yeah, that place–Pinterest. What if we took a break from pinning the excess and pinned a few things that remind us not of what we want, but of…

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Children, Faith, Journey, Struggle

They’d been begging me to go all summer. And the truth is, I love this place as much as they do, but it can be dangerous and I tend to fret about them the whole time. Because it’s open to the public, some days the crowd is overwhelming, it takes about two seconds to loose…

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Children, Compassion, Obedience

I pass their faces I don’t know how many times a day. They’re  held there on the door of our refrigerator, a cool box that holds more food at our fingertips than they probably see in a month. That thought stings. I put them there so I’d remember to pray for them, so I’d see…

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Children, Faith, Surrender

She’s staring at me with her blue-gray eyes edging downward. The corners of her mouth tilt towards the floor as her bottom lip protrudes just a bit, in a natural pout. “I just can’t hear Him, Moooommy!” She moans the words and I feel the tears welling because I know exactly how she feels. I’ve…

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