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Memory Monday

Memory Monday: “Will You Read Us the Bible?” (2 Timothy 3:16)

My girls were stalling. “Read some more.” “No, it’s bed time.” “No, it’s not. We still have 10 minutes.” “We’re at the end of the chapter.” “Please.” “No.” “Well, can you read the Bible?” How can a mom say no to that request? I knew my girls were just making up requests to keep from … Continue reading »

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Standing with God (Romans 12:2)

The stuffed animals were tossed carelessly on the floor in a pile — all of them. My 9-year-old lay in her bed alone. “Why are all the animals on the floor?” I asked. “I’m not sleeping with them,” she said. “Why not?” I asked. “Everyone says only babies sleep with stuffed animals,” she replied. “Do … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: Saying No (for now) to the Hunger Games (Proverbs 4:2)

I made my 10-year-old really mad last week. She’s been asking to read The Hunger Games. Nearly everyone in her grade has read it, and she feels like she’s missing out. Until last week, I had not read The Hunger Games. From what I had heard about the books, I didn’t think they were appropriate … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: Focusing on Easter

On the way home from church yesterday, I asked my kids what they talked about during their classroom time. “We talked about hope,” they replied. Ok, not a bad thing to talk about the Sunday before Easter. “What was the Bible story about?” I asked. I got blank looks. “Did you talk about Jesus entering … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: The Praise of Children (Psalm 8:1-2)

I sit with my cup of tea, my Bible open in my lap. My to-do list sits forgotten at my side. I read words I’ve read dozens of times before, and I am struck speechless by what I read. It’s as if the words are new, as if I’ve never read them before. LORD, our … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: When You Don’t Feel Thankful (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

It’s 5 a.m. I woke up at 2 a.m. with a migraine. At 3 a.m., my youngest daughter woke me up to tell me her stomach hurt. At 4 a.m., I woke to the sounds of a puking child. Welcome to the first day of spring break. I’ll be honest. I’m not feeling very thankful right … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: Seeking Wisdom (James 1:5)

The fingerprints on my back door keep getting higher. It means my girls are getting older and my role as a mom is shifting from protector to guide. I find I have to let my girls make some of their own decisions, and I find that letting them do so is not always easy. In the … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: Love Requires Action (1 John 3:18)

Whenever our girls do something that hurts someone else, we tell them to apologize. Sometimes, those apologies come through gritted teeth. Even though my daughters might be saying the words, you can tell in their hearts that they don’t really mean it. Their true heart comes through in their actions. It’s really easy to say … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: Tough Decisions

It snowed here last night. It’s the first measurable snowfall of the year for us, which is really unusual. My kids went to bed last night, hoping today would be a snow day. As I write this, their school district has yet to call off school. I’m a bit surprised by this. The roads are … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: Creating Valentine’s Moments (Psalm 86:15)

We throw around the word “love” a lot. We love pizza. We love our sports teams. We love our families. We love God. I’m pretty sure most of us love our families and God more than we love pizza, yet the English language makes no distinction between the two. We use the same word for … Continue reading »

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