Abortion to Adoption

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Five years ago this past spring we received a phone call that changed our lives forever. It was the adoption agency we had been working with for 15 months. These are the words we heard “ We have a little girl we want to tell you about.” My heart was beating through my chest. I […]

Givin up or singin the Lord’s Praises

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I am not enough, I am not good enough, I don’t have what it takes. This past week I have heard, felt or seen these phrases written out several times. These words are weapons of Satan, plain and simple, used to manipulate the truth. Today I was reading in my study bible Psalm 13 and […]

Addicted

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When I was a little girl, I dreamed about the mom I would be. I would dream about pushing my children on the swings at the park, packing their school lunches and planning birthday parties. I envisioned what it would be like to hold my baby for the first time, play dress up and love […]

Grace is poop?

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No, grace is bae. Allow me to explain in 3 steps. 1) As a youth director, I surround myself with teenagers on a daily basis; I hear their lingo; I follow them on social media…yes I am a stalker, but with good motive: I want to understand them, and relate to them so they might […]

jealousy is #eww

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Jealousy is #eww Because it will suck the life blood out of you, leaving you feeling #eww. Jealousy is defined by having resentment against someone because of that person’s rivalry, success, or advantages. Do you have any idea how much wasted time humans have spent obsessing over why she (or he) does not deserve that […]

When this truck is rockin….

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One question I get all the time is “how do you have time for date night with 4 kids?” The answer is because the relationship between my husband and I is more important than any other relationship in our home, (2nd to our relationship with God) Some might not agree with me, and that’s ok. […]

The blessing in the mess

Some days no matter how hard I try I am just defeated. Some days I just don’t have it in me to participate in life. Some days I just fake a smile and wave. My children have chosen to be disrespectful all week, I am pretty sure it’s a conspiracy so they can watch my […]

Fear

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Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. All too often in this life we are paralyzed by fear. Fear that something will happen to our children. Fear we will be rejected. Fear that we are not proficient enough to bring to […]