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January 17, 2018 in dads, love, momhood, Motherhood

how to love teenagers

The early years of children are so noisy. Squawks, yells, tattling, and so many words about things like superheroes, dinosaurs,  princesses, trains, cartoons, and everything related to the toilet. I nearly lost my mind trying to navigate the constant racket of three boys born extremely close together. There were many days I really wasn’t up to the task. Then we had a baby girl, making me Mom to four kids under five years old, and…

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January 9, 2018 in article

what i think about when i fast and pray

Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”  But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”  So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.” -John 4:31-34 Our church is fasting this week. Together, we are hoping and praying for…

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December 20, 2017 in article

the blessing of believing

  My nine-year-old daughter wanted to go to the mall yesterday. We wandered through the shops, not buying much at all, but looking, laughing, and longing for a few pretty things to make their way under the tree. When we saw the Disney Store, she dragged me in. We drooled over a particularly elaborate Elsa dress. “I love it,” she said. “But you’d never wear it. You hate super girly princess things,” I said. “I…

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