Nothing is Wasted

Nothing is Wasted

I hate wasting food. Hate it. However, with children, this is almost inevitable. My toddler will now take food he doesn’t like and push it off of his high chair tray. He will also (not so secretly) purposely drop food on the floor or put his hand out to feed it...

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Never Ending Laundry

Never Ending Laundry

I saw a meme that I will never forget. It said this:“You know who is always there for you? LAUNDRY. Laundry is always there for you.” As the Mom of 3 boys, I do not believe there is a more true statement. As I type this I have an entire air hockey/ping pong table in...

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Bitter or Better

Bitter or Better

Bad things happen. We can count on it. I wish they didn’t but they do. Jesus even tells us so, John 16:33“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” In this world,...

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The Joy Bus

The Joy Bus

If you haven’t seen it yet, we hope you will! What is it? The Joy Bus! Joy99/JoyWorship was gifted a bus! Yes, a bus. And we’re calling it the Joy Bus!The vision of the Joy Bus is to partner with West Michigan churches, non-profits and individuals in helping spread...

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Prayer for 2021

Prayer for 2021

A friend of mine shared the most beautiful prayer for 2021 with me in the form of a song. I found it so moving I want to share it with you. You can listen to the song below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIMvwOtzIGw&list=UUKKppK_dyRJVQA_WBjw4KUA Here are the...

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Father’s Eyes

Father’s Eyes

Our youngest son Cohen has Down syndrome, and happens to be the most beautiful baby boy I’ve ever seen. (I’m of course not biased at all) Due to an extra 21st chromosome, individuals with Down syndrome have many distinctive physical features. These features include...

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A Place for Grief

A Place for Grief

Most of us are so glad that 2020 is over. Rightly so, it was a challenging year! Turning the page to the new chapter of 2021 gives us a renewed sense of hope as we look to the future. However, I wonder though, if some of us have rushed too quickly to the hope of...

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Nothing New Under the Sun

Nothing New Under the Sun

Ok. I’m going to be brutally honest here. Some times I get writer’s block. From week to week I jot down things that the Lord is showing me that I think might be beneficial to others. God always is revealing Godself. I just need to pay attention! Some times God speaks...

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Patience

Patience

When I asked the Lord for a word on which to focus for 2021, I felt like God gave me the word PATIENCE. I can see how focusing on PATIENCE is actually God calling me to the next phase of my journey with him following last year’s focus of not being easily angered. As I...

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Not Be Easily Angered

Not Be Easily Angered

I don’t consider myself an angry person, in fact quite the opposite. But, surviving a pandemic, being at home with children for 10 months--well, let’s just be honest, some days just dealing with the stress of every day life, I do get angry from time to time. Anger...

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