The Right Way to Feed Your Child

Listen, mamas. I know how it is.   It seems like every time you turn around, there’s more advice about how to feed your children. Puréed baby food, or baby led weaning? Organic veggies cut in animal shapes, or the goldfish crackers they found under the seat of the van?   With so much conflicting…
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I am PROTECTED

When you were a child, were you afraid of anything? I was terrified of drowning. I wasn’t a strong swimmer so pools frightened me. I was especially afraid of the deep end. I clung to the edge with white knuckles.    Now as a mother, I struggle through different waters. One deep water I passed…
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Fully Charged

Our electronic devices get charged on a regular basis or they simply stop functioning and are not there for us when we need them. What about us though? How often do we catch ourselves saying phrases like, “Oh, I feel so drained” or “I’m overloaded” or “I wish I could get a break!” As we…
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I Am LOVED

You are precious and honored in my sight… I love you. (Isaiah 43:4 NIV)   When I read Isaiah 43, it reads to me like a love song. It’s God speaking to His people during an incredibly difficult time in their nation’s history.   They’d been scattered from their homes. They were taken into captivity,…
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I’d Rather Eat Tacos Than Weed My Garden

I hate yard projects. I hate raking, mowing, weeding, and maintaining the massive lilac bushes in my backyard. The unfortunate part about this, however, is that I happen to appreciate nature…so why can’t I get my act together so my yard actually looks nice??!   The truth is, I would rather sit on a patio…
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God Is FAITHFUL

In the spring of 2019, both my husband and I were working outside the home, but I was feeling an urgent tug to be at home full time for at least a couple years. We worked opposite schedules, and I was often at work during the evenings and weekends, which meant that time together as…
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The 11 Year Prayer

For 11 years I prayed that my mother-in-law would come to know Christ and that her relationship with my husband would be restored. Miraculously, just this last month, it was answered.   I would love to say that it was the result of unwavering faith, fervent prayer, and unrelenting expectation that God was going to…
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God is a GATHERER

My grandma had eight children. She was German Catholic, lived during the Great Depression, and could stretch a pound of beef like it was nobody’s business. I didn’t see her often as I grew up because she lived far away, but when I did see her at Christmas, she would hug me so fiercely and…
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Overwhelming Advice and Picnic Buffets

When I was a new mom 22 years ago, my only internet options were dial up. And if you don’t know what dial up is, you are very, very lucky. Had I gone to the internet for parenting advice back then, my baby would’ve aged a full year before one of the websites had loaded!…
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Trusting God in the NICU

Life is so precious and so fragile.   I gained a deeper understanding of God’s miracle of life and just how fragile it truly is when my son Iver was born.   My husband and I drove to the hospital with excited anticipation on a cold, early morning on December 31st, 2020. Having my son…
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