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Category: Motherhood

That Frilly, Floral Shirt

It was just another night, another bedtime routine. I entered my daughter’s room, grumbling under my breath about the messy state of her room. Hangers littering the floor, books scattered about, closet doors ajar, exposing piles of toys and clothes. I silently wondered why she can’t keep anything…

‘Tis the Season to Embrace Simplicity

It’s December 1st and the pressures of the season are in full swing. And I find myself wondering when Christmas became so complicated. Was it when we started putting more faith in what marketers told us would bring us joy instead of putting our faith in the thing, the…

Bread that Sustains Hearts

It’s been a long week at our house, not necessarily a bad week, just a long one. We scheduled a four day weekend and took a roadtrip to visit family. As usual, I hadn’t found the time to get a head start on laundry and cleaning before we…

Jesus is Near

As I sat watching the local news last night, reporters informing the community of a shooting at a nearby Wal-Mart, I felt defeated. Another random shooting, another senseless act of violence, another selfish act resulting in lives being needlessly taken. I listened to parents describing their escape from the…

Joy in My Own Backyard

I was awoken early this morning by daughter, who was fully dressed from head to toe, prepared to start her day. While I was disappointed that I didn’t get to sleep in on a Sunday (and by sleep in, I mean sleep until 6:45), I wasn’t irritated…