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January 23, 2018

I went to high school at Marshall County High School. My parents still live in that town. You may not be familiar with it, but over the course of the next few hours, you will most likely hear the name on the news. The national news. Another school shooting. At this poi...

January 15, 2018

Note: Even if you aren't a parent, read on! There's a message for you, as well!

For the past year or so we have been working on teaching our children how to pray. I’ll confess it has had its ups and its downs. Just when I think we hit a milestone and one child is beginn...

January 9, 2018

**Note: This blog post originally appeared on our family blog we had when we lived in New Mexico. It popped up in my "memories" on Facebook today, and it's just one of those I don't want to forget. We've added another child to our mix now, and they have both long outgr...

January 8, 2018

Words have power. They have the ability to build up yet quickly tear down. They can be the difference in a step forward and a step back. They bring opportunity. They give wisdom. They bring hope.

With the ushering in of a new year, I asked God to give me a word. A word...

January 1, 2018

The conversation (as best as I can remember) went something like this on Christmas morning:

Ande: “Mom, Santa came and brought us presents!”

Me: “Ande, it’s 2:15 in the morning.”

Ande: “But, Mom, Santa came.

Me: “Ande, we can’t get up and look at presents. It’s 2:15 am.”


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