Slow Down

Slow Down

The inclement winter weather we often experience in Michigan can make for some precarious driving. While I’ve lived in a snowy climate the vast majority of my life, I still hate driving in the snow. If I had the choice, I’d always have my husband do the driving or I’d...

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But He’s Good

But He’s Good

Do you remember the book and movie series The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? I was reflecting on all of the beautiful lessons we learn about God from C.W. Lewis’ classic book series. When meeting with Mr. Beaver, Lucy, the youngest girl poses a question, hoping for...

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Another in the Fire

Another in the Fire

Have you heard the song Another in the Fire by Hillsong United? Here are the powerful lyrics: There's a grace when the heart is under fireAnother way when the walls are closing inAnd when I look at the space betweenWhere I used to be and this reckoningI know I will...

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Wanting Daddy

Wanting Daddy

Our baby Cohen is just starting to pick up some simple American sign language signs to help with communication. He is also just crossing over from a sweet, innocent infant, to a toddler who realizes he has a will of his own. (Pray for me) As I mentioned in a previous...

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Discipline

Discipline

I read a Craig Groeschel quote recently that really stuck with me. He said, “Discipline is sacrificing what you want now, for what you really want later.” Wow. So true! Anything worth achieving requires sacrifice and discipline. Titus 1:8Rather, he must be hospitable,...

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Remember the Days

Remember the Days

I love the meme that says, “Remember the days you prayed for what you have now.” Wow. I find that so powerful! We are so quick to forget aren’t we? I know I am! The challenges of our current reality often overshadow the depths of our previous longings. As humans we...

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Symptoms of a Deeper Issue

Symptoms of a Deeper Issue

My little cherub is 20 months old and has entered a biting phase. He loves to bite—skin. I know, awful right? He is sweet as can be, truly the light of my life, but I’m not going to lie, this phase is pretty miserable right now. I’m certain he isn’t biting to be...

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Are You Hot?

Are You Hot?

I had well intended plans to make a healthy version of a chicken enchilada casserole for dinner. The sauce was loaded with pureed vegetables that I was very excited to sneak in to the recipe in order to get more nutrients in to my boys. The new-to-me recipe wasn’t...

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Head Banging

Head Banging

The baby has recently started playing with some children’s music instruments. You know the small set of play instruments that all fit inside of a small drum? The set has some drumsticks, a castanet, tambourine, recorder, xylophone, triangle, etc. He is learning to...

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Invisible Growth

Invisible Growth

One of my big boys’ least favorite tasks is going through their clothes to see what fits them and what doesn’t. They find this task tedious and boring, but it is essential to do at least once a year. While they were doing this task with their Dad the other day, my...

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