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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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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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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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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Wisdom is… loving jesus

I have heard a lot of talk—some from my own lips—about wisdom in the past few weeks. I encourage my kids to make wise choices. I look for wisdom as a wife, a mom, a friend. I look at the world around me and see so much foolishness (ahem, upcoming presidential election). It...

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Building Community: Getting a little definition community friendships

When Jon and I were first married, I felt like the new kid in town. Although we lived just a few miles from my hometown, I had been away at college for a few years and had lost touch with most of my childhood friends. Our marriage was new, our home was new, our church was new (to me)–I was...

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Living, learning, and praising in the desert loving jesus

living with pain

 

It has been four months since Grace came down with a virus that has turned into a nightmare of doctor appointments, tests, and non-answers, as she continues to battle pain and fatigue. Her head and stomach hurt constantly, she gets tired easily, school seems to exacerbate it all...

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Adopted into the Family of God loving jesus

I met my parents when I was seventy-two hours old. That’s not how most parent-child relationships start, but this was no ordinary story. Instead of months of pregnancy, my parents experienced years of attempting to adopt. Instead of hours of labor, they spent hours in the car, racing to a...

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Supposed to be: Stop fighting for control control hope loss supposed to be

When you were a child, did you dream about your future? Did you have a plan for your college, your career, your family? Did you picture how many children you would have, what their names would be, what your house would look like?

How has that worked out for you?

Try as we might, we cannot control...

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