Finding Significance in Our Everyday everyday woman

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering” (Rom. 12:1–2 MSG).

I spent much of the last six months in a deep emotional...

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Better ways to approach a special needs parent special needs parenting the special needs mom

We have had quite an exciting time here in this little corner of the blogosphere this week! On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to share an article on The Huffington Post encouraging parents to talk to their kids about people with disabilities. And wow, what a response it has gotten! I am...

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Gaining a HOPEful perspective loving jesus

Learning to step back and see the real enemy

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When I think of my struggles with depression, I think of Claritin commercials. Because of course, right? Don’t you equate emotional turmoil with allergy meds? Seriously, though, have you seen those commercials?  People are talking,...

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“You Can Do This!” – Don’t miss out on this book… book review confidence the everyday woman you can do this

“Here’s what you can know for sure, beyond the shadow of doubt, no matter how you feel from day to day and moment to moment. God knows your name; you belong to him. He sees your every move, and there’s no place you can go where he won’t join you. He thinks about you, and...

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What well are you drinking from? – Posting at The Glorious Table loving jesus the glorious table thirst

My dad recently had surgery that prevented him from being able to swallow for almost a week. Although he got all the nutrition he needed through an IV, his thirst remained unquenched—and voracious. Finally, five days post-op, he took a single sip to swallow a pill. The look of ecstasy on...

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Laugh it up: It’s not too soon! the everyday mom the special needs mom

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“Is it too soon to laugh?”

I was carrying a very wet Joey. Not because he had gone swimming. Not because I had just given him a bath. No, Joey was wet because I had just pulled him away from the toilet, where he was elbow deep in splishy-splashy fun. He was having a blast. I...

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HOPE when today is just too much depression finding hope loving jesus

Tell me if this sounds familiar… You can’t even deal with the alarm clock this morning, and you hit the snooze one time too many. Now you’re too far behind to get a shower, so you throw on sweatpants and get the kids ready for the day. This morning, their breakfast requests,...

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The schedule that saved our summer activites imom schedule summer the everyday mom

We love summer vacation! The possibilities are endless, and our bucket lists are full. Unfortunately, operating without a summer schedule often leads to either overcommitting ourselves or spending so much time relaxing that we miss out on great opportunities and adventures.

Last summer, I...

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Climbing out of the Pit finding hope loving jesus

I am hesitant to hit “post” on this. When I launched this new site, I determined that I did not want it to be… self-indulgent. I desire to inspire and encourage you, not simply relive my own experiences for your entertainment or my own catharsis. However, I do feel like I...

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Are you at MAXIMUM CAPACITY? capacity hope purpose the everyday woman

What is your comfort food?

Over the weekend my entire family came down with a stomach bug. My entire family. All five of us. What a vision: four of us sprawled out on various couches and chairs, covered in blankets, watching 1990s family movies, offering each other millions of...

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