Monthly Archives: May 2014

Parenting Teenagers: Focus on the Outcome

I am so tired. When I say tired, it is not the tiredness that comes from no sleep due to an infant or sick child in my home. No, this tired comes from mental exhaustion of raising kids – especially … Continue reading

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Clothing Yourself With Dirty Laundry

The other day I had an ordinary, everday conversation with my son that went like this: Me, “TJ, please take a shower (because he smells after a bike ride).” TJ: “OK” Me: “TJ – did you just shower and put … Continue reading

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Scars

Luke 7:36-8:3, Psalm 32:1-11, and 2 Samuel 11 The woman leans down to Jesus’ feet. She washes them, oils them and kisses them. Her past haunts her. Jesus gives her a reprieve from that past. Her scars slowly disappear as … Continue reading

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Finding Safe Pasture

Reflection on John 10:1-21. Jesus tells us in the story of the Good Shepherd in these verses of John. He tells us He will lead all sheep, not just the ones that are in His Sheepfold (his fenced in area) … Continue reading

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The Unopened Gift

No one deserves it. It is free to anyone who accepts it. Someone paid dearly for it. We all caused something very bad to happen so that we could get it. The person who paid for it doesn’t want anything … Continue reading

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Ministry of a Mom

It was 9pm and I was tucked into my bed, relaxing from the afternoon of driving and carpooling all around town. I love my bedtime routine; no talking, no fighting, and nobody in my room. Pete was enjoying the Pacer’s … Continue reading

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The Beggar

There he was standing on the side of the road with a sign in his hand. I was sitting in my air conditioned mini van, soaking in the sun while waiting at the stoplight. I started to look around. I … Continue reading

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The Good of Struggle

When did struggling become such a bad thing? The other day my son had several of his friends over. When one of the parents came to pick up his son, I noticed something that caught my eye. This father was … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek

I needed to be filled today.  For the first time in a while, I felt like I couldn’t find God this morning.  I searched in several of my online apps – he wasn’t there.  I looked on my favorite website … Continue reading

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