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First Friday

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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No Matter What

This post may contain affiliate links. Ah, the charming family dinner. I am sure somewhere, someone is having one. Riveting conversations. People who sit at the table. Food that is actually consumed. But here? Eh. Take the other night, for example. When somewhere in between bouncing the baby on my knee and trying to avoid … Continue reading »

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Something Precious

I have a mommy confession. Wait. Scratch that. It’s more like I have a mommy obsession. Every fall, I find myself in valiant pursuit of that one precious all-the-children picture. And every year, there is one backdrop that has never let me down… The Weston Red Barn Farm. It’s rustic and charming and surrounded by … Continue reading »

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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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