Parenting

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2013

glue stick

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A few months after my 20th birthday, I stood at the altar with my teenage groom and said “I do” to the man that I first met in Kindergarten. Though we had moved well beyond the cut and paste lessons of elementary school, we had no idea exactly how much those lessons would find their way back into our relationship.

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My heart leapt

November 8, 2013

Have you ever had one of those moments where your heart leaps and you know that the conversation you are currently having is in some way shaping your future? I had that moment yesterday at the IDA conference. Tweet

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The leash law of romance

October 25, 2013

As a teenager I was taught that boys are like dogs. They know what they want, but the girl holds the leash. The girl sets the limits. While I wouldn’t refer to my husband as a dog, the analogy stuck with me. Unfortunately it appears that today’s single women have lost their leashes. The idea […]

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What goes up…

October 22, 2013

10.5 seconds. That’s how long it took for my kids to jump out of the truck, run into the woods, and find a tree to climb on Friday.  180 minutes. That’s how long it took for the screams from the woods to reveal that one of my kids had fallen out of that tree. Tweet

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Fruits of the Spirit

October 18, 2013

I’ve been taught the Fruits of the Spirit most of my life. I learned as a child that they aren’t like coconuts, they are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I can list them and name them and pray about them, but in my Bible study this week, I was challenged […]

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Family coins

October 15, 2013

About ten years ago I worked as a church administrator. One of the pastors in the office had a theory about marriage that always stuck with me. The idea is that every relationship has coins. When a spouse does something nice or says something nice, coins are deposited into the partner’s love bank. When a […]

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The ministry of medicine

October 11, 2013

I landed in a new doctor’s office this week to try to get a second opinion of an ongoing medical issue. I am always weary of new doctors because you never know what you might be walking into. Are they pill-happy? Do they need another surgery on the books to afford that second vacation home? […]

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