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Training a child

Training a child

A few days ago (which actually happened a few weeks ago, I just posted late), I posted about desperately praying for direction to help my almost 10 year old baby girl become more of the person God created her to be. All of our kids are so different, and Paige being the youngest, tends to

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Adventure Day

Adventure Day

This beautiful almost 10 year old baby girl mini me of mine that I love with all my heart…..has been on my extra super challenging, who are you list….the past few weeks. I just know she is going to be one strong super duper leader that Jesus is going to use some day. But wow

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Summer days

Summer days

This is my backyard tree. I removed myself from my kitchen already this morning and retreated to my backyard. You see, it’s the first day of my kid’s summer vacation. One has already left to work at a church camp all summer, one has driven himself 🙁 to his golf tournament, and my Paigey has

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To do or not to do

To do or not to do

Arghhh! TO- DO LISTS!!!  Being in full time church ministry, Mondays are my day off.  A day off for us ladies isn’t really a day off though right???? It’s 6 hours without kids at home and before the next ball game.  I know you know what I’m saying.  My list for today is long.  I

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A Thorn On My Side

A Thorn On My Side

For 2 years, of which 6 months I was pregnant with my son Sam and a year and a half after he was born, I worked at a domestic violence/sexual assault agency. I was the Children and Youth Advocate for Island County in the state of Washington. Some days, I was able to meet with

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And Then Some

And Then Some

A smart friend once explained God’s plan for our lives as different paths. He lays out the one that’s best for us right in front of us. Life also provides other paths as well. Some that are ok and some that aren’t. Choosing the right path, God’s path, hasn’t always been the choice I’ve made.

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While I’m Waiting

While I’m Waiting

You know how when you hear a song, it has the ability to take you back to the time in your life when that song meant something to you? You can almost “feel” those moments in your life when you hear it. I was driving home after taking my son, Sam, to practice, and the

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Be Mine… I Forgot

Be Mine… I Forgot

So, I just got home from the store where I went with my 9 y.o. daughter to get Valentine cards, candy, and body wash for my teenage boys. My son, who was greatly needing a shower walked in the kitchen where we’re unloading the goods to grab the body wash. But, there was no body

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