Never say Never: Homeschool 101

Don’t you just love when you say you’ll *never* do something and then weeks, months, or even years later find yourself doing that very thing?? Like mom jeans. I never thought I’d wear them…and then all of a sudden I was. Homeschooling was one of those “nevers” too … and then COVID happened … and…
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Does anyone know the real me?

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:14).   All our days, we desire to be truly ‘known’. Well, actually, we desire for the best parts within us to be known. The REAL us deep down. The Jesus-follower life that we…
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Little Kids, BIG Feelings

I will just say it: I’m a feeler. I’m the type that shows her feelings on her sleeve. Happy, angry, sad, excited to see you — trust me, you will know! My face tends to show it all. Throughout my life, specifically as an adult, I had to majorly dial back these emotions in my…
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Responding vs. Reacting

Being cooped up in my home with a busy one and two year old during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the nausea and fatigue from being in the first trimester of pregnancy, left this mama tired and grasping for moments to recalibrate throughout the day. Even the simplest tasks felt arduous. Daily, I looked forward…
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Why Porta Potties make me Happy

It was a hot July day circa 1994 as my mom dropped me off at SanRose Stables on the outskirts of the city for a day with my horse. The barn wasn’t fancy, but it was quaint with its rickety, wooden outbuildings with chipped paint, wandering dirt paths and well-loved saddles smelling of sweat and…
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Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

With all that’s happened in the world as of late, I’ve found myself frequently at the intersection of grief and paralysis. I’m overwhelmed by the devastating effects of racism I know I can’t comprehend on a personal level. I’m disheartened by the fact that every online conversation about any current event seems to devolve into…
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God is LOVE

In recent events, all of us have been soberly reminded of how finite our life really is! No one knows the day or the hour…so I have been asking God lately how we can put aside our minor differences so we can link arms to make a difference! His answer is in HIS love.  …
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Survival is Underrated

Is 2020 over yet? Seriously, it feels like the longest year in the history of mankind and we’re only halfway through! Have you faced this question yet, “What have you learned during the quarantine time?” My writer’s team was having a Zoom meeting, and this was the first question. I am seldom speechless, but I…
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A Search for Freedom

Freedom. How do you write a devotional about freedom in today’s world?  When I started writing this, George Floyd had just been murdered. The world watched in horror as he died. No one could stop it. And within days riots broke out in Minneapolis, and soon across the country. Good folks lost their businesses, their…
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The Gift of Self-Compassion

I’ve come a long way in my parenting. For most of us, becoming our “best self” in parenting takes time. For me it took years. I had to learn from my mistakes. I experienced healing from my own life wounds. I leaned into God. The healing journey was at times excruciating, and at other times,…
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