How are you? loving jesus

“How are you?”

It seemed like a simple enough question. If nothing else, it’s a familiar one. How many times a day do we repeat those three words? To friends, coworkers, even strangers on the street.

I knew the easy response. And I knew that’s all she expected. But it...

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Gift ideas that don’t add more stuff to your house the everyday mom

I love buying presents for my family. I carefully mull over gift ideas my husband or kids will love. I thrill at knowing a good secret. I adore seeing the look on someone’s face when they receive something they’ve been pining for… or even better, that thing they...

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Consider this… down syndrome joey loving jesus the worthy walk trials

“Now then, consider from this day onward…” Haggai 2:15

“Consider from this day onward…” Haggai 2:18

Seven years ago, my world was turned upside down when my three-month-old son was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Hearing that my child would struggle to grow and...

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Dear Moms – Posting at The Glorious Table encouragement mommyhood motherhood the everyday mom the glorious table

Dear moms of babies,

You are exhausted, I know. You aren’t getting enough sleep. You’re in the thick of all of the mommy wars—breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, cloth or disposable diapers, pacifier or thumb—and all you want to do is love your kids well and not mess...

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Lessons learned by LIVING through trials the everyday woman

I never thought I’d be walking my daughter through a sickness where we don’t just get to “move on.” Her medical chart no longer says “acute pain”—it now says “chronic” instead. We have moved into a chronic pain situation. With our 11-year-old....

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Building Community: Why you need to find your tribe community everyday woman friendship hope support

This post is part 2 in a series. Check out part 1 here.

I am fully aware of the variety of personalities out there–introverts, extroverts, talkers, thinkers, feelers. We are not a “one size fits all” species for sure. But I maintain that a healthy and active tribe...

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How to Teach Your Kids to Help Others the everyday mom

As a mom, one of the most valuable gifts I can give my children is to teach them to serve others. But how do we serve with young children? Most organizations have age limits for their volunteers, and while donating money is a legitimate way to help, a more tangible lesson often sticks better with...

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Mom-isms: New Huffington Post piece the everyday mom

I originally posted a version of this post here on katyepling.com, but decided to revise and share it at Huffington Post today…

What did your mom say when you were a kid? You know, the things she said a lot. In my house, it was “How on earth does your room get THAT messy?”...

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Just DO something! loving jesus the glorious table

“Well, let’s do something, even if it’s wrong.”

My sweet boyfriend had driven two hours each way to pick me up from college and take me to the comfort of my parents’ house while I moaned and shivered from the flu. Unfortunately, he had slightly miscalculated the...

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Building a marriage with joy marriage the worthy walk

I have become the newest contributor at The Worthy Walk, a radio/podcast ministry featuring our head pastor Tim Armstrong! Check out my first post…

 

My husband Jon and I had been married just over a year when we decided to build a new house. A builder by trade, Jon drew the...

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