Why I Choose to Follow Instead of Lead

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  “Simon says, touch your toes. Simon says, stick out your tongue. Simon says, jump up and down. Now pat your head. “ And immediately a few of your young friends headed back to their seats after executing a movement without following proper instructions. They didn’t think it through, made a mistake, and had to […]

Family Faith-Building: Learning to Trust

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Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 He who promised is faithful. There have been many times, many seasons over the past 30 years of walking with the Lord when I didn’t believe those words. I believed a lie and it was a […]

When Stepping Out of the Boat Means Staying Exactly Where You Are

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There are times in our faith journey where Jesus calls us to step out of the boat. We know the story of Peter – the bold one – saying, “Lord, give me the word and I’ll come.” And we know the outcome of the step of faith that resulted. Peter followed Jesus’ footsteps and actually […]

#31 Days, Day 8/9: Be Still

Be still and know that I am God

I’m not pushing myself to follow this 31 Days challenge perfectly. I know my amazing Grace for Moms co-writers will join me from time to time here. But right now, I’m taking it one day at a time as I feel led to share. I hope that’s OK. After all, our journey of faith should […]

#31days, Day 7: A Prayer For When You Are Sinking

A prayer for when you are sinking

I’m trying real hard to step out of the boat friends. Real hard. I know the truth and most of the time I believe it but to be honest, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I am so angry at sickness and injustice and I wonder why we never see the miracles we were promised in the […]

31 Days to Stepping Out of the Boat

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I wasn’t going to participate in the 31 Days Blog Series this year. Working hard to simplify our lives and the work of our hands, Kristy and I thought it best to lay it aside. . .though we had several fun ideas. My mom has cancer and today was a tough day. Despite several attempts […]

Grace for Decision Making: 5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid

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How do you find grace for decision making? I’ve been asking this question a lot lately as my husband and I wade through some important personal and family decisions. Some of the decisions we need to make are of the big, weighty variety and have a lot of ramifications. Others are smaller, and not as […]

5 Reasons To Be Excited About Public School

5 Reasons To Be Excited About Public School

Tonight I attended “meet the teacher” night at my daughter’s school. She’ll enter kindergarten in a little under 36 hours {but who’s counting?}. She got Mrs. Miller, a 12 year veteran teacher at the school. None of her preschool friends are in her class {ugh} and there’s only 5 girls to 15 boys. She says […]

Coming Out of the Dark

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I have a thing about light. I love the light. The past several years have taken me on a discovery-journey, learning to identify what exactly it is that I am most passionate about. What is my story? What is my life’s message? I actually went through a training/mentoring class that tugged, pulled, pressed and squeezed […]