Joyful Teachers

From the moment they arrive, we are our children’s first teacher. We instruct them how to eat, walk, bathe, dress and the list goes on. It’s tempting to do things for them, but this is actually a disservice. We are to teach, not do. And the most important thing we can teach our children is …

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Joyful Guardrails

What’s your greatest joy? My children and being their mom brings me more joy than anything else in life. But joy is not the only feeling that comes with parenting. There’s also worry, frustration, fear, even anger blended with the love and joy we experience as parents. How can we minimize these and find more …

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Why We Need to Surrender

I love how God plants similar thoughts with different people. Last week, I noticed a friend’s post on Twitter about letting go and receiving what we truly need.  I immediately agreed as letting go is on my mind and heart this month. Her reply to me?  Surrender = freedom. Yes! Wait, really? It’s the opposite …

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Change of Plans

Plans change. Sometimes it happens to us and other times, we need to let go to change. But letting go takes trust and courage, which I don’t always possess. Holding onto what we love or are comfortable with is easier. Letting go requires faith in something new or trusting in someone else. Failure is an …

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Are You Busy?

Are you busy? Depending on who is asking, my answer varies, but there’s no denying, many of us are busy. Seasons of life make our busy look or feel different, but busy is abundant in our lives. As we continue our summer of listen, learn and let go, it’s time to let go of busy. …

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