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Grace Received – Grace Offered

I just did everything you are not supposed to do when disciplining a child. I’m too embarrassed to share what I said, did and felt. Suffice it to say, I…

Full of Pennies

Tonight was my son’s band concert.  You really haven’t lived until you’ve enjoyed hours of elementary band, orchestra and choir music!  It was precious … long but precious.  And because…

A Strong-Willed Child and a Single Mom

I learned a valuable lesson this week – I learned that my strong-willed daughter likes to do things her way.  I know, I know… duh!   She’s number 5 so you’d…

A Decidedly Upward Slant

Recently I opened up one of my notebooks and discovered a page entitled, “Blog Ideas.”  I instantly thought, “Cool!”  Unfortunately, not so much … I can’t figure out what half…

Single Parent Sorrow

There are so many things that break my heart now.  So many things I can’t avoid that I really want to.  Things I would never imagine would cause me sadness….

Professional Sleep Deprivation Specialists

Yeah…so…I’ve NEVER had children that go to bed beautifully.  You know that whole thing about sleep like a baby?  Doesn’t happen at my house.   Not one person at my house…

Grocery Shopping, Coupons, and a Bit of Craziness

I have this sweet friend from church who spends $20 a week to feed her family of 6.  I can’t even tell you what I spend because it’s too embarrassing. …

Open to the Unexpected

Ever felt like God was asking you to do something that simply seemed crazy?  Maybe a bit unexpected?  Actually that might be a silly question.  God seems to always be…

BRING IT

I’ve been joking about getting a t-shirt that simply says “Bring It.”  I’m totally kidding.  I don’t know that I can handle one more blasted thing! But, Golly!!!  That’s kind…

Where Do You Find Your Identity?

Okay…I’m gonna get a bit spiritual.  I hope you don’t mind.  My single mommy self just simply can’t survive without Jesus.  I know it sounds a bit cliché, but my…

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