Holiday Loves & Lapses

Gooey cinnamon rolls and breads, chewy chocolate Christmas cookies, savory Thanksgiving stuffing and relaxing by the fire with loved ones are just a few of my holiday loves. Just thinking about all of these makes me wish for an early snowfall. At the same time, I don’t want holiday indulgences to create New Year regrets. …

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A Relentless, Joyful Presence

Relentless. It was one word my son used to describe me for my 50th birthday. It’s not a word I would have used to describe myself, but in retrospect, I’m happy he sees me that way. As parents, we need to be relentless in so many ways. We relentlessly share our love, faith, encouragement, discipline, …

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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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Letting Go in Mom Transitions

We all need to learn from others who have gone before us. I’m so thrilled to share my friend Christa Hutchins’ words of wisdom today in our letting go series for all of us Moms with a bit of anxiety as we let go of our kids… “Fall” is a relative term below the Mason-Dixon …

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