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 Comparison Voice

I thought comparing myself to others was tough while I was a teenager. Then I became a mom. Turns out as a teenager I was only in the Minor Leagues and now I’ve joined the Major Leagues. Comparing myself to other mommies is a whole new ballgame. Yikes! Just like every other woman entering mommyhood,…
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God is a Statistic Breaker

Turn the television on or scroll through social media and we are bombarded by what is going on in the world right now. Racial injustice. Protests. Covid-19. It all seems overwhelming. It seems like too much to handle. Having a science background, I like to look at the statistics and graphs and try to figure…
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Whose Team are you On?

Correcting and redirecting kids is a huge part of motherhood isn’t it? It’s a big part of being a grandma too. (Although I will admit, the guidelines get more relaxed!) It’s easy to recognize that kids need boundaries and course-correcting because that’s what kids do: they push the boundaries. It’s human nature. I’ve greatly admired…
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Panic or Peace

Toilet Paper. I’ve got mine. In fact, I do have more than one package. When my bi-weekly shopping trip found the shelf bare, I panicked. So the next day I took my mom shopping… and I bought two packages. Those shelves were almost empty, too. But did I think of you when I took two?…
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Devotion to God

For me, January has always been a month that yields high motivation. It’s a month of resolution and a time most of us expect renewal, or dare I say, rebirth, in some of our rather detrimental habits. I must confess that these past few years, however, have produced a ritual that isn’t the most glorious…
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Shut out the Distractions

Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety. Proverbs 29:25 (NLT) My oldest daughter is a cerebral introvert, which means that she processes everything internally. As her extroverted “feeling” mother, I am usually clueless as to what she’s thinking because she doesn’t express her emotions in real time! Recently, God used our…
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Qavah

I’ve never been one to get worked up over birthdays–that is, until my last one arrived. For the past 5 years, I dreamed up enormous goals and expectations of what I thought I would look like, feel like, and what I’d be doing when this age came to pass. To be completely honest, I put…
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Get. Back. Up. (with confidence)

Recently I arrived early to pick up my daughter from soccer practice after nursery school. Although…calling it practice is a loose interpretation of the word as it’s basically a cluster of three and four year olds running around on an old church basement basketball court while a young co-ed attempts to wrangle too many kids…
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Peace in Motherhood

I am, by nature, an optimist. I like to think I  have a can-do attitude, can roll with the punches, and soldier through whatever comes. “I can deal with this. We just have to keep going until bedtime and then it’ll be ok,” is a refrain that goes through my mind multiple times a week.…
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