The Perfect Parent

I think as moms we sometimes feel like we must competently wear so many hats all day every day. It’s the hardest, but most rewarding job we’ll ever hold down. At my house each day is a new adventure. All of our kids are SO different. One needs more emotional support...

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Victory Songs

I can’t sing. I realize a lot of people aren’t the next American Idol either. But seriously, Troy actually used to fight back loud laughter before he broke the news to me that I was startling people in the pews around us on Sunday mornings! Music inside God’s house is...

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Motherhood & Servanthood

During a Bible study recently something our Lord said jumped out and struck me as so human. During His final hours on the cross Jesus said to His mother, “Dear woman, here is your son” and to the disciple whom He loved, John, “Here is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)...

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It’s Lent: Time To Do The Math

Lent is the time of year when I ponder my faith more intently. I focus on the perspective the people of His time and His disciples must have had as they each watched The Last Supper and the first Easter unfold. Jesus’ first followers weren’t the scholars of their...

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Prince Charming vs. The King of Kings

In country music sensation Taylor Swift’s super hit Love Story, she sings “Romeo, save me.” Yikes!  That puts a lot of pressure on poor Romeo.  “You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess"?  Are we living at Disney World or in reality?  Once upon a time….and they...

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If You’re Not Helping Someone, You’re Wasting Your Time

Right before our big move we found out this would most likely be our last pregnancy. Once we arrived in Austin, it was confirmed that a hysterectomy was necessary after we delivered our little one. It rustled up a host of emotions.  But eventually I got over myself,...

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Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break

Believe it or not, this month I am writing to you from a hospital bed. I've been put on mandatory bed rest until our fifth child makes his "ready or not, here I come!" arrival. Complications demand I be benched during my favorite time of the year. But God is good ALL...

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Thankful for Thanksgiving?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  One definition for the word thanksgiving is “a blessing or prayer.” To some of you, that’s a funny name for this beloved holiday, right?  I can think back to many years where I would have called it,...

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