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Living Forward As The Nest Empties

  She used to say, “When I grow up, I’m going to buy a house right down the street from you.” Oh what sweet words for a momma’s heart! Secretly, I cherished her words. Outwardly, my job as her momma was altogether different. Her good

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Fourteen Things Children of Divorce Need to Know

I’m a child of divorce. What about you? Overcoming the fallout of divorce is a process, isn’t it friend?  You and I understand the child’s heart that can still live inside an adult body.  Even when God has worked miracles of healing in us, feelings

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Lessons From the Clothesline

Some testing last spring revealed my hormones have pretty much flat-lined – among other things. My preference is to use natural remedies working in harmony with my body; however natural remedies aren’t covered by insurance. And they are expensive. Because I really wanted to go

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Twelve Star-Spangled 4th of July Family Traditions

I have a deep appreciation for positive traditions. Traditions pack our lives full of memories. They’re a thread that binds us together. They shape the identity of our family or friend group. They fill our days with meaningful fun. The Fourth of July has always

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Choosing the Perfect Chair For Your Home

  The chair. One of the most important pieces in the life of your home. Think about it.  They are a place to: Rest at the end of the day. Sinking in. Breathing slow. Warming bones by the fire. If it’s the right chair, it

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What Fills the Quiet After Children Move On

Packing up memories. Packing up years. The girl entrusted to us. Never ours to own. Only shared for a time. For raising, nurturing, teaching, praying over, loving, then releasing. Releasing into the future God has for her. Releasing her to follow His lead. Four and

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Parenting: Teaching Your Son to Respect Women

    How do we teach our sons to respect women – especially in a culture that objectifies women through TV shows, commercials with sexual overtones, print media, movies stretching the limits with soft-porn, and straight-up hard core pornography that’s available at the click of

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Thanksgiving Traditions for Your Family

Hello friend!  Are you looking forward to the holidays? Or do they make you feel stressed?  I happen to live in a town where Christmas decorations go up before Halloween. Somehow, Thanksgiving is completely overlooked. Sad because Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. In

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Five Things to Remember When You Fail as a Mom

  My Failure as a Mom I remember that time so clearly. A time of failure and of grace. My failure as a mom. Grace through my son’s kindness when I was completely undeserving. I had spent the week preparing for a speaking engagement at

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Scripture Prayers For Your Home and Family

  Whether you’re part of a blended, single-parent, foster, adoptive, or traditional two-parent family, your family is important to God. You can ask him for anything in regard to your family as long as it’s in line with his heart, his desires . . .

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