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The Path You Didn’t Know Existed

When life hits you and all the sudden you see things VERY differently and your eyes open to an entirely new world, then you think, “How do these people do it?” This has been my life the last several months.  … Continue reading

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Hope

What the heck was He thinking? That was the first thought that came to my mind when my 11 year old asked me, “Mommy, why do you think God chose you and dad to be my parents?  Because you are … Continue reading

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Battling Demons

Sharing this is hard.  I guess because you will know some deep dark secrets into my family.  Yet, the pull to share has been intense lately, and I truly believe I need to share it with all those out there … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Self Esteem in our Teenagers

After spending a week on the beach in Florida, I realized the danger that faces my teenage daughter.  Girls around the age of my Megan surrounded us on the beach.  They were just as cute as they could be.  They … Continue reading

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A Great Leap of Faith; The Power of Parenting

At the age of 7 I really didn’t have a lot of say in where my family went to church. I can remember my mom and dad taking me to this “new” church one Sunday. We pulled our car into … Continue reading

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The Simple Life

I hopped on my favorite machine at the gym the other day.  Just to get me to the gym I have to go through hours of internal motivational speeches to myself.  Somehow though I accomplished getting myself moving and made … Continue reading

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The Power of Affirmations

I have a hint for all parents out there.  You see this summer I heard a secret to success that I just cannot hold on to.  It needs to be shared.  Not just one teenager, but many (and I mean … Continue reading

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Waiting for Megan

Something was missing. I guess I should say someone. We were enjoying our vacation. Megan had been absent the first few days of our vacation and we missed her. We tried to enjoy ourselves, but we couldn’t keep our minds … Continue reading

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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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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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