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First Friday

First Friday: Sending the Bully Home

“Mommy, I am being bullied…and it is hurting my heart…” I couldn’t tell you what exactly drew my gaze as she spoke those words. Perhaps it was the look in her big brown eyes.  Perhaps it was the crazy, adult verbalization from a 3-year-old who is normally good with a loud scream.  Perhaps it was … Continue reading »

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Miracles Do Happen

The first Friday of every month, I turn this space over to my friend Sara Cormany. She writes from her heart about motherhood and chasing after Jesus. I don’t know if all of you know her story, but in the past few years, Sara has gone through a number of health issues, including stroke and … Continue reading »

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First Friday: Remember When You Were Awesome

The longer I live, the more I realize why Jesus thinks little kids are the bee’s knees. In a world that is cynical, cold and obsessed with junk, it’s our kids that rock the norm. Not only do these tiny peeps live on the brighter side of life. But warmth also spews out of them. … Continue reading »

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First Friday: More Than Crumbs

My darling eldest girl has a penchant for the dramatic. And I’ll freely admit my part in it. My side of the family most definitely has DNA code written for the stage. My brother. My sisters. My mama. D to the N to the A. And as for moi? Forget about it. I not only … Continue reading »

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Sock Monkey Theology

For the past two weeks, I have armed myself with copious amounts of coffee in a series of rather unsuccessful attempts to write this little post. Not once. Not twice. But up, up, up and away to some ridiculous, forgettable number. All in the sweet name of giving you something pithy or poignant or even … Continue reading »

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First Friday: Not Just Another Checklist

Good grief. April has been a loo loo. Between the loss we felt collectively as a country for the people of Boston and Waco, the loss we felt as a community for Rick and Kay Warren and the personal loss we felt daily for our friends, family and ourselves, one could not help but feel … Continue reading »

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First Friday: Piles

I love spring. The colors.  The flowers.  The fragrance. All of it. A testament to a God who can bring life and color and beauty from even the longest of winters. But with that being said, there is one thing about spring that I LOATHE.  It has irked me since earning my mama badge seven … Continue reading »

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First Friday: Worn

The last few weeks have kicked this old girl squarely in the pants. I have gone from a pull-myself-up-from-the-bootstraps mama to a consistent blubbering mountain of mess. It is no one thing in particular that has me sniffling.  Just a whole lot of life coming at me all at once. But something remarkable has also … Continue reading »

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First Friday: Cradle Time

I can hardly believe it has been two years since I cradled a newborn baby. The tiny fingers.  The tiny toes.  The tiny shoes they don’t even need. All of it so new and fresh and untainted by the world. And we can’t help but marvel at it.   Even though the frequent diaper blowouts … Continue reading »

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First Friday: A Future and Footie Pajamas

Ugh.  Yuck.  And blah. Such is my general response to New Year’s resolutions. You might say, “Wow, Sara, tell us how you really feel!” Or maybe even, “That sure is a downer of an introduction.” Or you might just stop reading altogether, convinced that this is not the kind of encouragement you need at the … Continue reading »

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