Squeezed Out

"How did toothpaste get there? And there? And there?" I thought as I entered the boy's bathroom. There was toothpaste all over the place! #LifeWithBoys The problem with spilled toothpaste is once the toothpaste is squeezed out of the tube; there is no way to put it...

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Ghosting

Did you know that the phrase ghosting is actually in the dictionary now? The definition of ghosting is, the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. Now I'm not a psychologist, but...

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Good Medicine

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? You know, the type of laugh that is so deep your sides hurt? I had an experience this week that just doubled me over in joy. I could not contain myself. The laughter spilled out and I just couldn't stop! "A...

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But It’s Not Fair

I can't begin to tell you how often I hear that phrase as a Mom. Whether it is over the size of a cookie, amount of screen time or seat in the car - the phrase is usually accompanied with a sigh of frustration or even tears from a 10 or 13- year-old boy. My husband...

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Fragile

When one has an emergency, everything else comes to a screeching halt. I find it amazing how quickly priorities shift when we are faced with urgent circumstance. A car accident, a fire, or a life-threatening illness all demands our immediate attention. We drop...

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Pray for Marriages

I had the opportunity to attend my cousin's wedding recently. In a time where social distancing in required it felt very different than other weddings, but it was still quite the celebration! "So God created man in his own image of God he created him; male and female...

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The Gift of Rest

I love to sleep. I always have. If there was an Olympic metal in napping, I'd earn the gold! As a busy Mom, I will admit, there is nothing like a good nap. They are often few and far between these days! I believe that God wants us to honor our physical bodies by...

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Truth Telling

Our two oldest boys are currently doing all virtual school from home due to the COVID19 pandemic. Come to find out, they have been "lying by omission," by not being forthright about the amount of virtual schoolwork they've been completing. I bet you can imagine how...

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Gates

The baby is now mobile, which means we have baby gates up everywhere! What is the purpose of a gate? The purpose of a gate is to set a boundary for the sake of safety or privacy. Gates keep what is wanted INSIDE and what is unwanted OUTSIDE. I was thinking about how...

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Breakthrough

My best friend has lost over 231lbs. Yes, you read that correctly, 231lbs. The majority of which was over the course of a little over a year. Due to a traumatic event in the life of her family, she used food as a coping mechanism and allowed herself to get to develop...

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