Monthly Archives: May 2013

No One is Stealing My Joy

Pastors, friends, family, strangers, and events can steal away our joy if we allow them. I was reflecting on the times in my life that I have allowed other people to steal away my joy. Certainly as a young child, … Continue reading

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Weekly Thoughts: Words of Advice to Parents and Their Children

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I had the opportunity to speak at the final Dad’s Day Breakfast of the school year at Guerin Catholic High School this morning. I was overwhelmed by the great turnout. I will…

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Amazing Mothers

Motherhood looks differently for each of us. I often blog about my three kiddos. Besides God and my husband, my kids are the inspiration of my life. God gave me an opportunity of a lifetime when he allowed me to … Continue reading

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Keeping God Alive

Mark 16:11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it. Yesterday, I had the privilege of telling a friend of mine about my dad. We had just finished a run … Continue reading

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Hope in the Midst of Despair

Ephesians 1:5-9 (The Good News Translation) Because of his love God had already decided that through Jesus Christ he would make us his children—this was his pleasure and purpose. Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free … Continue reading

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More Than Our Own Little World

So as I was faced with defeat yesterday, I turned to the newspaper for some inspiration. Why? Not sure, but what my eyes fell to was an article on a new bicycle law that was being passed in a nearby … Continue reading

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Feeling Defeated

Well, here it is. I knew it would be here eventually, but now I can say it has arrived. I finally felt today like my blogs really are not effective. I don’t know why it hit today. There must have … Continue reading

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The Consequence of Choices

How in the world can we teach our kids that their choices don’t just affect them, but others as well? This week I took Megan and TJ to the dentist. Megan finished up quite quickly, yet TJ seemed to be … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean I Have to Relinquish Control to Idiots?

Okay so I have recently been pondering over my control issues. I do a pretty good job giving over control to God. Alright, so there are a few instances that I find hard to relinquish control, but for the most … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Mud

Yesterday morning, TJ and I were out mowing, trimming bushes and picking up trash along the creek. I know you are wondering why on earth my son was home on a school day doing this. Well, that is a long … Continue reading

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