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5 Things I Refuse to Feel Guilt for As a Mother

I believe in the mother-instinct.I believe in GUT, versus GUILT. So here are five things in particular I refuse to apologize for. read more

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Every Family Has a Story, Welcome to Mine

It was during my first year of MOPS I first heard about Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child. A time when I was really questioning if what I did mattered. It was a question I asked frequently. I couldn’t find a contentment between being a mother, being a wife and being me. read more

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How Playdates Helped Me Survive the Early Years

I was in bed, trying to find a reason to get up. My husband had been gone for seven months on a military deployment, and I was alone with our three young children. An empty day stretched before me, until I remembered - we have a play date this morning! Suddenly the whole day seemed brighter. read more

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The Kind of Friend I Want My Kids to Be

I wanted to be cool. I think every kid has that dream, but for this pastor’s kid with the permed bangs, braces and second-hand clothing, it was pretty much a fantasy. Still, I tried. I doused myself in Exclamation perfume and saved up my allowance for Thrifty’s jeans and Club Monaco sweaters. read more

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Sole Hope

This month, we’re highlighting Sole Hope. It is an organization creating sustainable change in Uganda. They have a unique approach to impacting lives, and I had the chance to chat with Holly Jones, U.S. Office Director of Sole Hope, and learn more about their brave work. read more