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When All You Want is Chocolate

It’s only halfway through the first month of the New Year, and failure has already begun to overtake you. You’re standing at the sink and your teenage son slams the door and screams, “It’s stupid!” It really is stupid. It’s stupid I can’t get this parenting thing right. Two weeks into the New Year and… Continue reading When All You Want is Chocolate

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How to cultivate God moments in the middle of the hard…

  “Hurry up mom! We have to do the hard to get to the easy.” Yeah, she is pretty much right. Doesn’t make it any easier in the middle of a mountain climb (not really a mountain, more like a hill that feels like a mountain). Not the words I want to hear as I… Continue reading How to cultivate God moments in the middle of the hard…

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When You’re Ready to Choose Grace Instead of Just Trying Harder

The smoothness of her hair took on new meaning tonight as I stroked it. She looked so grown up and the wild emotions she felt and displayed testified to this. I felt at times I was trying to tame myself all over again. In the heat of an argument it was as if I was staring… Continue reading When You’re Ready to Choose Grace Instead of Just Trying Harder