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When Christians Don’t Allow One Another to Be Different

By |July 28th, 2015|

I want to open by asking you a few questions:

Do you believe the God wants us all to look the same?

Does He desire us to be the same? To live the same? 

Does He expect us to believe the same things? 

As humans we mistakenly group questions like this all together, expecting the same answer.

 
Some of us can’t possibly fathom that God could desire us to live in unity, yet delight in our uniqueness, and not expect uniformity!

 
I […]

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Advice & Resources for Christian Parents on Evaluating Movies

By |July 22nd, 2015|

 

Parenting isn’t always easy. In fact, most of the time it is the down right hardest job on the planet.
The decisions that parents are faced with on a daily basis don’t always have a right or wrong, cookie-cutter answer. For example, what might be ok or even beneficial for one child, might be harmful or inappropriate for another.

This can leads parents to a place of frustration and even just plain wanting to give up and […]

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Why We Do Not Recommend the Minions Movie

By |July 20th, 2015|

Disclaimer: Movies land in one of those “disputable issues” categories.

My intention in writing this post is not to create controversy, nor is it to condemn anyone for taking their children to this movie. Simply put, I have felt a burden on my heart to write this post since we took our son to watch it.

I posted a few pictures of us going to see the movie on social media in celebration of his birthday […]

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Reasons Why So Many Are Not Speaking Up About Same-Sex Marriage

By |July 3rd, 2015|

There is a silence among some.
I’m sure you have thought at one point or another in the past week, “I haven’t seen many people from the Christian community writing about the same-sex marriage ruling.” I sure have. Even those one would expect to speak up on an issue like the Supreme Court ruling last week are simply silent?
Why?
1. Fear
2. Confusion
3. A Grieving Spirit
4. Love
Let’s Expose the Fear
This topic is hard to speak out on primarily because […]

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That Moment in Motherhood When You Realize Your Sin

By |June 25th, 2015|

Sometimes being a mom is just hard.

Sunday afternoon was one of those times. Our family was planning on going to the movie theater to see a cool new family flick in celebration of Father’s Day. And one of my precious children was caught in the action of losing self-control of one of his appendages, actually punching a sibling in the head.

Now before I continue to tell you my story from Sunday, I have to stop […]

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Transform Surfacy Friendships and Kill Hidden Loneliness

By |June 17th, 2015|

Have you ever been in a season where you just felt alone?
You may have four kids, a thriving marriage, but when it comes to female friendships, something is just holding you back from experiencing what your heart desires!
Maybe you have a lot of friends, but deep down inside you are spread so thin among them all, that you don’t have the time required to truly get to know someone and develop the kind of kindred sister friendship your heart […]

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Redeeming the Division: The Quiet Fight Between Women

By |June 2nd, 2015|

If any of you follow on social media, you have probably seen me share about the online biblical study, Redeeming the Division: The Quiet Fight Between Women.

I am so excited to share with you that the course is released and we are so excited about the final product and the potential ways God could use it!
Exciting News
Right now, we have almost 50 people going through the course: bloggers, authors, pastors, pastor’s wives, and other women […]

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The Day I Resigned from 4 Ministries to Focus on Family

By |April 23rd, 2015|

One day, as I was pulling my car over to nurse a screaming baby, I saw my other two toddlers napping in the car on the way home after having been at church for the fourth time that week for bible study, and ministry meetings. I remember feeling overwhelmed, and like, if I kept going at the pace I was, I might be sacrificing the legacy I was dreaming of–a vision God had placed in […]

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My 20th Re-Birthday

By |April 4th, 2015|

A few months back, I was having a conversation with my eight year old and he asked me how long I have been a Christian.
I got a little giddy, because I love intimate conversations like these with my kids. And I shared with him, this Spring is going to be my 20th Re-Birthday! Looking confused he said, “But Mom, you’re 35, did you forget?”

“Of course not son, but when I was 15 years old, that […]

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I’m Pregnant & My Youngest is Almost 5!

By |March 23rd, 2015|

You may have thought since our youngest is almost 5 years old, we were done, right?
Surprise!!!

One of the benefits I have never experienced before is that everyone is potty trained and SUPER helpful!
Everyone in the family is SUPER excited, as you can imagine! Actually they have all been begging for another sister or brother for a couple years now, and there are a couple who are praying for twins.
My little Megan isn’t so little anymore either, […]