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waiting room 10/19/2017

Quiet moments of waiting
Wondering
Pondering
Praying
Hoping
Believing
Resting
Trusting
Eyes closed
Tired
Weary
Leaning
Clinging
Crying
It’s all going to be okay
Sitting
Alone
In a corner
I turn my head to look out the window
It’s raining
A fall mist encircles the city below
Uncertainty
Seems to be the word of the day
The musing of my heart
I just want to sit here for as long as I can
Sometimes uncertainty feels more secure than certainty
Trusting
What [...]

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I have this hobby called “tweaking” (moving items from one place to another).  I am constantly tweaking the decorations around my home, which I find to be very therapeutic. It’s an outlet for me.  However, recently I found myself not finding any peace or joy in the process of “tweaking”. Instead, I was feeling overwhelmed, [...]

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the first six months

For anyone out there who reads this blog (and kudos to you since I haven’t posted one word in over a year), I am going to give you a quick list of the top 10 highlights of the year before I jump into the first six months:

January 2015 – I resigned my position as the [...]

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enjoy this moment

We all know how quickly the sands of time slip away from us.  We are all very much aware that childhood is fleeting.  We hear it from older and wiser parents: “Before you know it, they’ll be off to college, getting married, starting a family.”  Yes.  We hear it all the time.  I have even [...]

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the voices in my head

Do your kids ever get scared?  Mine do.  In fact, I can get called upon, at least, three nights a week to come and pray for the “scary thoughts” that are keeping one of them from sleep.
“Scary thoughts” can be paralyzing:
“What if I fail?”
“What if I lose someone I love?”
“What if I don’t have what [...]

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Motherhood has changed for me.

There was, once upon a time, a season of my life when motherhood meant more of survival to me than anything else.  Changing diapers, feeding, sippy cup filling, cuddling, rocking, naptime rituals, reading, bathing babies, taming tantrums, and playing silly games filled every second of my day.  (Notice that showering was not included in this [...]

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The way to my children’s hearts is through their tummies.  They love food.  They love thinking about food.  They love knowing what’s for dinner before breakfast is over.  And they loved every delectable bite of the Ritz crackers and string cheese I served them for snack this afternoon.
With that in mind, I decided that if [...]

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Worst case scenario.

My kids are Young Champions, and they have the medals to prove it.  They just completed a week long track and field clinic/outreach that our church puts on for the community.  All three of my kiddos had an amazing time making new friends, hanging out with old friends, and learning new skills.  It was a [...]

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We are a family of five.  A family of five packed with lots of personality.  There is never a dull moment in our home.  It’s lively.  Feisty.  Colorful.  Passionate and Diverse.
Naturally, with all this passion and diversity comes an awful lot of disagreement (you can only imagine).  Our more recent family verse could not have [...]

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A week ago I was flying across the country to meet up with three of my high school BFF’s.  We had been planning this reunion for months, and the excitement of seeing these sweet friends had me up all through the night.  I knew it was going to be a wonderful weekend, but I had [...]

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