Letters of Hope (Dear Mom Giveaway and Mother’s Day Blessing Giveaway)

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  This is a bit unusual for me, but today I have three important tidbits to share with you… Sweet Mama, we’ve got something special in store for you. Over the next week, we want to deliver hope straight to your hearts. We know that you serve tirelessly each day. We know you meet needs [Read More...]

It’s Impossible…

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    It’s impossible to pass through April 25th without thinking of Selah. But I hesitate to write much because I don’t have any expectations of others remembering and don’t ever want to imply that I do… I also waver because some who are hurting don’t ever witness love-surrounding. And some who are hurting, have not yet [Read More...]

10 Tips for Writing When You Don’t Want To (a guest post by Emily Wierenga)

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  I’m so thankful and happy to welcome my friend Emily T. Wierenga to share today. We both write for The Better Mom website and our friendship over these past few years has been such an encouragement from God… From Emily– I pin the colored fabric as though savoring a mango, this slice of time [Read More...]

Balancing on the Technology Tightrope…

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So, it’s no secret around here that I have a love-dread relationship with everything technology screen related. And this month at The Better Mom website we are running a series on finding balance in different areas of life. Today I’m over there sharing some of the positive and negative impacts of technology and also about our [Read More...]

What Kept Him There…

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An online friend reminded me of this today– “It wasn’t the nails that kept Jesus there.  Is was love.” ~The Jesus Storybook Bible And tomorrow we’ll rejoice and our hearts will leap because– “The angel asked them, ‘What are you doing here? This is a tomb and tombs are for dead people… Jesus isn’t dead [Read More...]

What I Do and Don’t Feel Like Talking About…

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  Things I feel like talking about– Princess Cousins… William Wallace and Olaf… (our new Bearded Dragon babies) Fairytale Murder Mystery Parties (Jason is Rumpelstiltskin and I’m an elf) Books I’m reading right now… (The Singing God– by Sam Storms) (Girl at the End of the World– by Elizabeth Esther) (Restless– by Jennie Allen) People I’m [Read More...]

On My Corner of Bitter and Sweetness

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I finished the book last night and fell asleep longing for them to make it into a movie– Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Also swirling was– How much and how quickly each child in this house is growing. My bitter and sweet. On Thursday I met for breakfast-tea-turned-almost-dinner with two special friends. [Read More...]

The End of L.H.O.T.P. Night

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Tomorrow is the last L.H.O.T.P. night. We started watching four or five years ago, when my husband bought me the boxed set for Christmas. I think that was the year we hatched duck eggs and the year Lydia joined us. Every Thursday night… Fast food, plastic trays, and an episode of Little House on the [Read More...]

When Eternity Triumphs Over Anger…

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For the past month, at The Better Mom website, we’ve been sharing daily posts about anger in a series called:  “From Grouchy to Great: Finding Joy in the Journey of Motherhood”. Today, I’m sharing about how keeping my eyes on Heaven helps in the battle against anger and frustration. Would love to have you join [Read More...]

Parenting Class Resources

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My husband and his friend, Andrew, are leading/facilitating a parenting class at our church right now…following along with Tedd Tripp’s Shepherding a Child’s Heart DVD series. And we had hoped to share a resource list weekly along the way, but the real-life-of-it-is-that I’m just now getting this posted. So, this list below should catch us [Read More...]

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