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Tagged With: worry

4 a.m. Mommy Moments

It’s 4 a.m. It’s dark and cold, and I should be sleeping. I’ve been awake for an hour. It’s one of those middle-of-the-night mommy moments when the weight of the challenges facing my daughters is keeping me awake. My older daughter is struggling to recover from an ankle injury and adjust to a new soccer … Continue reading »

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The Worry Jar

I’m taking the week off to spend time with my family at our annual family reunion. This is one of the best ideas for kids who struggle with worry. If anxiety is paralyzing one of your kids, consider giving them a tangible way to get rid of their worries and replace them with God’s promises. … Continue reading »

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Fighting Worry

How to Make a Worry Jar Last week was supposed to be state assessment week for my oldest daughter. I won’t go into all the reasons I hate state assessments, but the main one is that it stresses my daughter out to the point where she almost can’t function. And last week was the worst … Continue reading »

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Quiet Acceptance

For about the past year, I’ve been hearing God tell me to spend more time and energy on this blog and my writing and speaking. But, you know what? I’ve been comfortable and busy with paying freelance work. I tossed a few things off my plate with the intent of writing more. I’ve picked up … Continue reading »

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Can You Pray?

The other night I heard my dog howling. Now, our 4-year-old German short-haired pointer rarely barks or howls so it took me a few minutes to figure out what that horrible noise was. He was standing on my back porch howling his head off. As I stepped out on the porch, I realized he was … Continue reading »

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An Out-of-Control Imagination

About 20 minutes after we put the girls to bed last night, my oldest was standing in front of me, tears streaming down her face explaining that she couldn’t go to sleep because she kept thinking about some scary stuff someone at school had told her. God has gifted my oldest with an amazing imagination. … Continue reading »

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Lessons from Linus

As I’ve sat at home this week nursing a sick 7-year-old (who, by the way, is still sick, and her sister has a snow day), we’ve been reading a lot of Peanuts comic strips. We have a big book that contains thousands of the comic strips, and my daughter loves to read them. So, we’ve … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: Philippians 4:6

It’s Monday, so it must be time for another verse to memorize together. How did you do with last week’s verse? Did you find yourself in situations where you could use that verse? Did you share it with your children? Leave a comment and let the rest of us know how Isaiah 41:10 was used … Continue reading »

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