Thank You

Thank You

Our big boys have developed a beautiful habit—one for which I may not take credit! They express their gratitude to me by saying thank you for making them dinner. I know, so sweet right? What 11 and 13 year old do that? Everyone wants to feel valued and appreciated. We...
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The Perfect Friend

John 15:15No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. Proverbs 18:24A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is...
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Nice and Kind

Have you ever heard the phrase, “West Michigan Nice?” The idea behind this phrase is that here in West Michigan we have a culture in which people pleasing and avoiding conflict is a value. West Michigan Nice is a strange cultural loophole around issues where you can’t...
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Sleep Training

I hit the baby jackpot when it comes to a sleeping. Cohen first slept through the night at 8 weeks old and has never looked back. The kid apparently inherits his sleeping ability from his Momma! Well, now Cohen is at the stage of development where he doesn’t...
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If Salt Looses Its Saltiness

Matthew 5:13You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. I’ve heard numerous sermons I appreciate on Matthew 5:13. We know that...
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...