When Your Child Dies and You Don’t Know How to Pray…

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She would be 7 this December. And even though it has been years since Selah died, I still remember the moment when the pit in my stomach formed. Surrounded by tubes and wires, I leaned heavy against the hospital bed. Our doctor’s brimming eyes spoke volumes as she fumbled through an explanation of what Pompe was doing [Read More…]

Messy Beautiful Love

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    It’s celebration day for a special friend! Darlene Schacht, also known as Time Warp Wife, has been my friend for several years now…and she has encouraged me more times than I can keep track of. Her purpose in ministry is to encourage wives to put God first in their lives…God has created each one [Read More…]

This hope is an anchor for my soul…

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I’m sharing over at The Better Mom today… I would love to have you join me over there for–  “Don’t Read This if You Haven’t” Don’t want to miss new posts? Please connect with us on email, facebook, twitter, pinterest or rss feed!

Ways to Help Your Child Build Friendships

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  This is me… Saying “hi”. Actually– it’s one of Colson’s recent Claymation clips, but I liked it. It’s summer and I’m knee deep in sand-filled-laundry, trying to reroof our house, lemonade stands, a broken AC, and packing-unpacking-lists. Trying to remember to collect the chicken eggs, water the garden, and trying not to think about [Read More…]

What I Want to Remember, but Sometimes Forget…

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There are lessons I think I have learned. And then I forget them. Which is why I need those Jordan River Stones. To remind me of what God has done, What He’s already accomplished. And I also need reminding of what He has taught me over the years. So… Today is the start of a [Read More…]

When You Are Longing for Friendship…

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  They are a blur of hot pink and sequins, Releasing a high pitched shriek as they run to meet each other, as if yesterday was a decade ago. Linked arms and happy smiles and matching BFF necklaces, The two 6th grade girls wait in line for me to register them. I have been helping [Read More…]

Who I Am

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About three years ago… Something crazy happened, but I know God’s hand was in it. There was an online “competition” called– The Top 25 Faith Blogs and somehow I ended up in the mix. And then, not because I really belong in the “Top 25 Faith Blogs,” But because I have such incredible friends who [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

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