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Mom 15 Minute Vacation Day

There are days when muttering under my breath is all I seem to do.  When complaints cross my lips like sprinters crossing finish lines. When all I can think of…

The Perfect Season

I remember one of the first times I heard about seasons in a woman’s life. It was at a Bible study on Proverbs 31. We were discussing how to interpret…

And the Award Goes to … (Not Me)

“Mommy! Today was funny hat day! We didn’t wear hats! You forgot the hats!” That’s how my kindergartner and first grader greeted me after school on funny hat day. And…

The Gardener I Want to Be

All my life I’ve wanted to be a gardener … a master gardener. I’ve longed for a green thumb. Mine has a decidedly blackish tint—my thumb is the touch of…

Living in a Cracker Box

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the bottom of an old cracker box—full of crumbs and cracker dust. Seriously, everywhere I look is a preponderance of dust and dog…

My Most Effective Ministry

So I have this really effective ministry: God has called me to live in such a way that other people, especially parents, feel better about themselves. I just have to…

No Such Thing as Normal

I recall standing up before a class of 5th and 6th graders teaching them grammar and thinking, How do I do this? How do I pretend that this is just…

Happy Heavenly Father’s Day

For me as a single mom, one of the most difficult things about Father’s Day is purchasing the card. It’s agonizing standing there looking at all the “Dad! You’re the greatest!”…

MomLife Today MOMents

Teresa’s MOMent (Editor’s Note: At times we feel led to share Mom Stories from moms who write to us. We ask that you would lift up a prayer for Teresa,…

Not Because of Who I Am

Today I was listening to one of my favorite worship songs. It’s about who God is. Oh, how I love the reminder … Jehovah Jireh … my Provider Jehovah Nissi…

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