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When you change that diaper, you are changing the world.
When you are a round-the-clock nurse for three sick little ones, you are changing the world.
When you wake up at 5am to shower and get ready for work so that you can be ready and available to your family as they prepare for school and work, [...]

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losing streak

Last night we cheered on Brooklyn and her team while they lost another basketball game in a long succession of losses this season. We have five more games to go, and we are hopeful to bring, at least, one win home this year. Some games have been so close that I am convinced my heart [...]

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let’s start at the end

“There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” – Tennessee Williams
I wrote a little bit about transition last week. Mostly, it was a word of encouragement to cling to the anchor, God, when the seas of change and transition get rough.
We have this hope as an anchor for the [...]

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steady

In seasons of change and transition, whether that be adding a new baby to the family, moving across the country, a job change, or even just coming off of the holidays, life can feel out of control. While I don’t mind change – the necessary, needed and healthy changes that either happen on their own, [...]

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it’s all under control

“God never fumbles the ball.  If He turns it over to the other side for a few downs, it’s because He knows a better way to win.”  - John Piper

I like having a plan.  I especially like the good plans.  The kind that took a lot of time and thought and purpose in making.  And [...]

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the cross

And then…the cross. All of our ideologies, politics, platforms & preferences must surrender themselves to the work that was done on the cross. We recognize that suffering is a part of Christ’s sacrifice, and so we should not be surprised when life is not always easy or hard things come our way. When we think [...]

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it’s a crumby battle

So many crumbs.  So little time.
I find myself more irritated by the amount of crumbs I find scattered all over the kitchen counter and floor than I am by the big messes around my house.  It seems that no matter how many times I swipe down the counters with a cleaning rag, there are still [...]

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set free

“I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32
My kids are not exactly fans of household responsibilities and chores.  It is not uncommon to hear groaning when they are asked to clean their rooms, pick up their toys, and contribute to the overall upkeep of our home. [...]

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don’t look down

Peter was a water walker.  He was the kind of guy that wanted to take advantage of any and every experience with Jesus – even to the extreme of walking on water.
Matthew 14:22-32 gives the account of Peter’s famous water-walking moment.  In summary, Jesus told the disciples to get in the boat.  Jesus took some [...]

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when reason fails

“Lord, how great is our dilemma!  In Thy Presence silence best becomes us, but love inflames our hearts and constrains us to speak.  Were we to hold our peace the stones would cry out; yet if we speak, what shall we say?  Teach us to know that we cannot know, for the things of God [...]

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