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Dropping Nets and Catching Blessings

I’m a picture person.  A visual learner. I understand things better if I can get a picture of it in my head. Today God gave me quite a profound picture….

Feeling Mom Feelings

During a recent car ride one of my children asked, “Momma, what are feelings?”  I began to answer, “They’re how you feel. I mean what you feel…I mean…ahhhh!”  How do…

Words That Soothe

A few years ago I had an interesting conversation with my youngest daughter.  It truly isn’t unusual for us to have these scratch your head kind of conversations. She is…

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…

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