Shower for an Unknown Baby

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This past weekend, some women from our church threw a baby shower. There was food, fellowship, and gifts. And, of course there was a bag of ice.  It’s summer in the South, so ice is of the utmost importance, right? Yet, this bag of ice did more than just cool our drinks. It refreshed our […]

Four R’s of Proactive Parenting

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Trips to the grocery store with young children can feel a bit like a series of battles in a never-ending war. From safely buckling everyone in the car to crossing the street, just getting into the store can feel like a minor victory. The momentary relief felt upon arrival is quickly subdued as the next […]

Beholding the King: Elisabeth Elliot

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Yesterday morning brought the news of Elisabeth Elliot’s homecoming. As I read the report, tears filled my eyes, both from sadness and thanksgiving. I feel as though a mentor has slipped away, and yet, I rejoice that her rest has come. My first introduction to Elliot’s writing came in high school when a friend passed along […]

A Plan for Summer Sanity

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Summer is upon us. For some moms it feels like sweet relief after months of homework, school projects, and a plethora of activities. For other moms it can seem like storm clouds are on the horizon as they wonder, What am I going to do with everyone home all summer? Years ago, I found myself two weeks into […]

Making a Mess of Motherhood

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One of my favorite memories from childhood is making sugar cookies with my mom. Naturally, I wanted to continue this tradition with my own family. I vividly remember one of the first years that I attempted to bake with my children. I found my mom’s recipe and prepared the dough. I got out the cookie […]