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Author Archives: Lori

It’s About the Big Picture

My younger daughter walked onto the stage for her choir concert on Monday night, and I didn’t recognize her. It wasn’t because she was wearing a costume or because she looked all that different. It was the distance. We were sitting near the back of the auditorium, and from that distance, it was hard to … Continue reading »

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Women Are Scary Review and Giveaway

I received a review copy of Women are Scary from Family Christian along with an appreciation certificate. The opinions expressed here, though, are entirely my own. This post also contains affiliate links. Women are scary. When I received a book with that title from Family Christian, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to … Continue reading »

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What Do You Do When You Fail as a Parent?

Yesterday I sent my younger daughter to school in tears, and I came home a shed a few of my own. We had a really busy weekend — three hockey games (one at 6:45 a.m.), church and softball practice. By the end of the weekend everyone was tired and crabby. And Monday morning, my daughter … Continue reading »

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Let’s Talk about Sex

Our church is having a purity event tonight for the student ministry. Neither of my girls is going for a variety of reasons, but the event itself has led to some fruitful conversations with my older daughter. My 13-year-old daughter isn’t even really thinking about sex. She’s just now learning how to be friends with … Continue reading »

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The Truth about the Proverbs 31 Woman

For a long time after I became a mom I tried to live up to this vision I had in my head of being the perfect wife and mom. You know, the mom that had it all together — perfectly dressed kids, dinner on the table every night, clean clothes always in the drawers and … Continue reading »

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Making Jesus Come Alive (Behold the King of Glory Review and Giveaway)

I received a copy of the book Behold the King of Glory from Family Christian in exchange for a review. However, the opinions in this post are entirely my own. My husband picked up the book I was reading the other day and gave me a funny look. “Behold the King of Glory: A Narrative … Continue reading »

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First Friday: Everyday Love

Once upon a time, I thought that married love would be all flowers and chocolate and candlelight. I just knew that the perfect man would sweep me off my feet and provide me with a lifetime of romantic gestures and happily-ever-afters. But then I actually got married. And aside from the chocolate part (my love … Continue reading »

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When Your Child Hurts

There’s very little that’s worse for a parent than to watch their child when they are in pain. The pain can be physical or emotional. It doesn’t matter; it still hurts to watch. To see your child struggle and to know that there’s nothing you can offer except a hug and a prayer leaves you … Continue reading »

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The Power of Friendship

I wrote this post on Monday about how much our kids need friendships that are more than surface deep and focus on the important things. I had no idea that on Tuesday I was going to get to watch just how powerful those friendships can be. I took my older daughter to the doctor yesterday … Continue reading »

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What I Want Most for My Kids

My older daughter got home at 11:30 last night. It was 12:15 before she got to bed. And it was a school night. It’s a rare night that I let my daughter stay up past midnight on a school night. She was exhausted this morning, but a picture is worth a thousand words. This photo … Continue reading »

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