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06 November 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Finding the Silence: A Quick Challenge

A little while ago I finished the book The Early To Rise Experience: Learn To Rise Early in 30 Days (Early To Rise Series) by Andy Traub to get into the habit of waking up earlier in the morning—great read, I suggest it to anyone looking to drastically change their day-to-day life by making a […]

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26 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Less Talking About Christianity, More Being Like Christ

I have never seen a fit person go up to a fat person and say, let me show you how to get fit. When you see people who place being physically fit as a priority in their lives, you know it without them saying anything. You can tell by what they eat. You can often […]

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04 April 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Eat What’s on your Plate

carving a turkey

My four-year-old has moments where he will just “kind of” eat his dinner in that push-my-food around my-plate-to-make-it-look sparse kind of way–because no parent would catch on to that one . Less than five minutes after he doesn’t finish dinner, he’s asking for dessert. To which I always give the same response: No you can’t […]

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19 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Marriage One Day at a Time

wedding bands on calendar date

Today is all you have. Today is all you need. Today is all you can handle. On Sunday my pastor threw out these three sentences as a reminder to the congregation to cast aside worries about tomorrow and focus on the present. I found these three sentences to be so true in all circumstances, and […]

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26 November 2012 ~ 21 Comments

Are You There God? It’s Me, Mommy.

Tired mom with baby

Are you there God? It’s me, Mommy. The girl is driving me crazy. You know the 13-year-old girl whose eyes should have gotten stuck in her head a long time ago from all of the rolling them that she does. That girl. I feel like I’ve been duped. Everyone talked about how the infant/toddler years […]

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19 November 2012 ~ 10 Comments

They Will Know You By Your Love

Married couple hugging

By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. – John 13:35 New American Standard Bible God says that all men will know that we are His followers by the love that we have for one another. Not by how many scriptures we can recite Not […]

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24 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Monday Morning Marriage Message: My Cup Runneth Over

Photo of a cup overflowing

I woke up this morning and thought: “It’s Monday and life sucks.” I had a pretty rough weekend. Retched is what I would call it. And Monday didn’t get started off any better. After tossing and turning all night with back pain and a virus that has been hanging on for two weeks, I overslept, […]

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03 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Monday Marriage Devotion: Happy Labor Day!

2 Thessalonians 3:10 NIV  For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” This scripture spoke to me today, as many of us take a day of rest to observe Labor Day. Most of us understand this verse in the most practical of […]

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27 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Stop Scrolling Past Someone Else’s Pain: Reach Out

Married couple holding hands

Last Wednesday, my maternal grandmother unexpectedly passed away. I was unprepared for the pain and emptiness I feel in losing her; in knowing that I will never again hear the giggle she had, or eat her candied yams at Thanksgiving or hear her tell it exactly like it is, straight with no chaser. She was […]

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06 August 2012 ~ 1 Comment

The Race is Not Given to the Swift: Ecclesiastes vs. Tortoise and the Hare

Married couple holding hands

Over time, the saying “The Race is not given to the swift, but to those who endure to the end” has been erroneously attributed to the Bible. In reality, the first part of the quote is in the Bible, but the saying in its entirety comes from the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. […]

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