There’s always time…

Did you know that if a 9-year old lived on Pluto she would be 3 weeks old today? It’s true! My daughter came home from school last year and showed me this diagram:     Now before you go all crosseyed and space out (ha!) from the complicated math, or get caught up on the…
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Hope in the Wasteland

2020 was the year of unprecedented circumstances. It seemed as though every month brought a new level of distress as we endured our habitual comforts, social connection and at times, even our essentials being ripped away.    As I reflect upon the last several months, I cannot help but witness a deeper level of faith…
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When God doesn’t answer all of my questions…

The story of Sampson is one of those weird stories in the Bible that at first glance seems like a great children’s story. A man of God with flowing, Herculean-locks is given the super human strength to deliver his people from oppressors. We have three different kid’s Bibles in my house, and they all tell…
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Comparison is like a Spider Bite

“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).   My husband’s cousin recently had a tiny bump on his shoulder that he thought was a mosquito bite. He itched the bump a little bit, but within two days, it turned into a lesion that blistered and…
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Connecting Through Laughter

There are a lot of words I could use to describe this past year. And many of those words are not “helpful for building others up” (Eph 4:29), so I won’t share them here. But one word that I think can describe the last 12 months for most of us is “exhausting.” I’d also like…
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PandEPIC Valentine’s Day Ideas

If you’re like me, Valentines Day celebrations have gotten a little bland since having kids. There’s nothing wrong with going to dinner. I happen to love food! But over time, my husband and I have gotten boring and predictable. Now this year, we’re forced to be more creative. Whether you are staying in because of…
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Mamas, build your altar

As a birth doula, I’ve seen every kind of birth imaginable. Breech births, twin births, c-section births, and natural births. I learn something new every time, but one thing remains the same: a mother’s love. It doesn’t matter how long it took that baby to get out, once a mama holds her baby for the…
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Love is the Answer

I think we can all agree 2020 was hard. The year seemed to end on a somewhat desolate note for me, too: I watched friends and family struggle financially due to job losses, and people’s health was compromised due to the virus. I also noticed a rise of strife and tension in my own home!…
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Clean Slate

Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!  Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work; then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin. (Psalm 19:13, MSG)   Changing diets, exercise plans, better health choices…celebrating a new year often brings goals…
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Pandemic Resources | Fear Not – We’ve Got Ideas

There is no way around it. Right now we are (STILL) in the midst of a global pandemic that can often leave us overwhelmed by the uncertain path our lives have taken. In an age with almost too much information available to us, it is easy for anxiety, fear, panic and grief to overwhelm our…
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