Encouragement for moms: you’re doing great, I promise! encouragement motherhood parenting the everyday woman

I’ve gone through a few jobs in my life: babysitter, tutor, piano teacher, engineer, to name a few. Some I loved, others not so much, but I worked hard at each one with varying levels of success. Motherhood, though, is a unique experience, because it is the one “job” where we...

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What is it to you? loving jesus

What is that to you

Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”

Jesus answered, “If...

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The TRUE me, part 6: Tell your story boldness loving jesus purpose true me

This is the final installment of the series The TRUE me: A new approach to goal setting. While each piece can be enjoyed individually, please check out the earlier parts for a complete picture!

manifesto for setting goals

You have waited so patiently for the conclusion to this series, my friends. The past few...

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Kind of a Big Deal – Posting at The Glorious Table loving jesus the glorious table

Not long ago I had dinner with a woman I admire. We’re remarkably similar in many ways—age, personality, upbringing, and even our hopes and dreams. She, however, is realizing her goals in much bigger ways than I am. She has become a bit of a role model for me, and I relished the time...

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Have you showered today? – Posting at The Glorious Table loving jesus the glorious table

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13–14 NIV)

Last night I climbed into bed...

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When my daughter asked about her brother’s Down syndrome diagnosis – Posting at The Mighty down syndrome sibling love special needs parenting the mighty

“Mommy, can I ask you a question?” I could tell this was not going to be a simple yes or no question. I was packing her lunch, feeding her breakfast, and giving the baby a bottle. It wasn’t a great time for a heart-to-heart but I saw the thoughtful look in her eye and knew I...

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The TRUE me, part 5: You’ve got this! created to be deep thoughts goals identity inspiration loving jesus resolutions true me wisdom

This is part 5 of The TRUE me: A new approach to goal settingWhile each piece can be enjoyed individually, please check out the earlier parts for a complete picture!

It was a beautiful winter morning when I sat down to write my mission statement. Jon and I had plans the night...

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The TRUE me, part 4: Becoming an Encourager loving jesus relationships resolutions true me wisdom

This is part 4 of The TRUE me: A new approach to goal setting. While each piece can be enjoyed individually, please check out the earlier parts for a more complete picture!

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The look on Grace’s face after her basketball game was priceless. “Guess what! Mrs. Durbak...

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Staying sane when Cabin Fever sets in – an iMom post cabin fever family time fun ideas imom

Let me set the stage for you: it’s 9 AM on a cold February morning. The high temperature for the day is SIX degrees—far too cold to take my preschooler, toddler, and infant out for a romp in the snow. Roads are all but impassable. PBS Kids has lost its appeal, nap time is hours away,...

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The True Me, Part 3: Living with intention deep thoughts intentional loving jesus resolutions true me

This is part three of a series called The True Me: A new approach to goal setting. While each piece can be enjoyed individually, please check out parts 1 and 2 for a more complete picture!

manifesto for setting goals

Intentional, not busy

A few years ago, I was chatting with a woman I greatly admire who had just...

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