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To Come Out of Hiding
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The Lord spoke to me a couple weeks ago. It’s so weird to say that, isn’t it?  I know that skepticism (and a certain amount of jealousy) rises up in me when I hear others say it. I don’t say it often and I don’t feel like He does speak to me very often in that kind of personal way. Encourages me through His...

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The Color of Grace
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My kitchen is clean and my boys are dirty from backyard play, and I am doing the final dance with the vacuum cleaner through our living room.  The sun is shining and Benjamin has left me the gift of five colored and cut out Spiderman figures on the table. Earlier I faced our chaotic house in dismay.  I felt that I lacked the motivation...

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What Children Steal
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There was a (brief) time when I felt like my children had stolen some years of my life. Everyone, everyone tells you that the days are long but the years are short, but you don’t always register that until you suddenly have four little miniatures of your husband clamoring for breakfast before you’ve had any coffee.  And for me, that feeling came when I...

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The Strong-Willed Child, Later
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We have a strong-willed son.  A son whose first word (and only one for a long time!) was NO, a son whose first impulse is rebellion, a son who doesn’t care one jot about smiling at church members so his mama and daddy can look good, a son who tells it like it is even when it’s brutally honest, a son whose will is...

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One Million Things…
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… to feel guilty about. Our church is learning about grace. Tim is preaching through Galatians, I am starting a women’s discipleship group this week on “Grace for the Good Girl,” and our church wide marriage retreat is on grace in marriage. And I think it’s really good timing for me.  Because I’m still learning how to be a mom to four kids, AND...

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Slowed.
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Slowed.

Feb 4, 2014 by

My parents told me once that I always like to be on the go. I told them that’s a strange thing to say to someone who spends as much time at home as I do. Babies slow you down.  I think it’s God’s way, His design for the season.  Every outing requires a bag of diapers, wipes, burp clothes, blanket, paci, and you start...

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Why We Love “Let It Go”
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Why We Love “Let It Go” We watched Disney’s “Frozen” as a family one day before Thanksgiving, and just three days after, I gave birth to our fourth child. We almost had the theater to ourselves, which was lovely since we have four children (six and under) with varying degrees of noisy reactions to the movie.  All of us, even our two year old,...

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