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An Uncommon Way to Encourage a Friend Walking Through Crisis

I got a text message from a friend the other night. “Pray for my daughter. We are headed to the ER.” What does one say? The obvious answer would be to pray. Immediately. Stop and pray! But what do you say, what do you do next? Sometimes, praying IS WHAT you do. Often times we downplay the power of prayer. Most Christ followers would say there is power in praying, that there is a purpose [...]

By |February 26th, 2016|Blog, Faith, Friendship, Motherhood, Parenting, Prayer|0 Comments
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Pressure to Do & Compare As a Mom + Hoodwinked Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway Today's Confession as a Homeschooling Mom of Six Who is Pregnant and Due Any Day!   Sisters,   Many of you know I am pregnant with our 7th baby and due on Nov. 21st! But what you don't know, is that in the midst of trying to run a household, educate my kids, get them to all their activities, make it to my prenatal appointments, all while NESTING, I still have to [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Biblical Womanhood, Blog, Friendship, Motherhood|15 Comments
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Transform Surfacy Friendships and Kill Hidden Loneliness

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 [...]

By |June 17th, 2015|Blog, Friendship, Redeeming The Division Course|19 Comments
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Redeeming the Division: The Quiet Fight Between Women

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, [...]

By |June 2nd, 2015|Biblical Womanhood, Blog, Friendship, Mentoring|59 Comments
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The Quiet Fight Between Women: Online Study

I have some exciting news to share with you! As many of you know, my husband is the Co-Founder and CEO of Choose Growth, a company for thought leaders, which creates online learning courses. Someday, I will share the history of Choose Growth, when the concept of "Choose Growth" came about, why, and it's history and growth over the past six years, which brought it to where it is today and where it is going in the [...]

By |March 14th, 2015|Biblical Womanhood, Blog, Friendship, Mentoring, Motherhood|3 Comments
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You Don’t Have to be a Blogger to be My Friend

When we first moved to Central Oregon and were meeting new people, visiting churches, and having families over for fellowship to get to know them, I realized something about myself. I didn't want them to know I was a blogger or an author. I was scared it would negatively effect the authenticity of the potential friendship. Meaning, I didn't want people to be intimidated and I didn't want people to be attracted to having a friendship with me [...]

By |March 7th, 2015|Blog, Blogging, Friendship|11 Comments
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Redeeming the Division: Cultivating Unity Among Women

This past month I had the pleasure at speaking at Good Shepherd Community Church {here is the audio if you can view the video below} on one of the topics I most passionate about. You are probably thinking, oh she spoke on birth... nope. There is actually a lot more to me than "pregnancy, childbirth and all things prego." You might not know this, but one of the reasons I wrote Redeeming Childbirth first {yes [...]

By |March 7th, 2014|Blog, Faith, Friendship|16 Comments
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I Sinned Against My Husband Part 1

I sinned against my husband. Maybe you have too? It was a normal Saturday morning, and I got up to make breakfast. In my heart, I wasn't doing it because I wanted to. I had hungry children. As I stumbled out of bed, that's when it began... the resentment. Why was I the one getting out of bed to cook? I am just as tired as he is, I thought to myself. As I walked [...]

By |February 8th, 2014|Blog, Friendship, Marriage, Reflections|9 Comments

The Legacy of the Lonesome Mother

If you haven't read the post on The Lonesome Mother in the series we are doing on community here this month, I highly encourage you to take a moment to do so. The Legacy of the Lonesome Mother We all know the saying, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." Isn't safe to say that if a mother is struggling with feeling alone, that one or some of her children may also be? As we [...]

By |December 7th, 2012|Blog, Community, Friendship|3 Comments
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Weeding the Garden of Your Heart

  Growing fruit is a lot more difficult than growing weeds isn't it? I don't know about you, but on any given day I have no problem sinning. On a daily basis I have to make choices all throughout my day to intentionally go against my nature to sin.  If we are really honest, this is honestly how it is for all of us, isn't it? Have you ever noticed how weeds can grow anywhere? [...]

By |July 18th, 2012|Blog, Faith, Friendship, Gardening|3 Comments