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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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When the Enemy Is At It Again

Vital seasons of our lives are sometimes painful preparations for our future destiny. God has promised. “Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing” James… Continue reading When the Enemy Is At It Again

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When You Long to Rest in the Midst of a World That Screams More Is Better

I’m not going to lie, my life seems crazy and out of control most days. Just when I start catching some air, something happens or the children change their routines. I love the words my sister says, “It’s our beautiful mess.” I find myself saying “yes” to actives or commitments without thinking it through, or… Continue reading When You Long to Rest in the Midst of a World That Screams More Is Better

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When You Can’t Seem to Find Your Own Rhythm

I sat listening with tears welling up in the corners of my eyes. In one single moment all the world seemed to stop as worship filled the room. Rhythm. She had found her rhythm. She found the very thing that gave her sweet release. Worship. There at the keyboard, she worshipped the God of the… Continue reading When You Can’t Seem to Find Your Own Rhythm

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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