He is not my battle

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There we sat, opposite of each other – days of frustration standing between us like a brick wall blocking each of our views of the other.  We’ve all experienced these times with our spouse. The type when you aren’t really fighting, more so annoyed, lacking the ability to put your finger on what it isRead more

God’s love is unfathomable

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God’s love is unmeasured, exhaustless, extensive, horizon-less, infinite – unfathomable. It is not earned. It’s just there – and that makes zero sense to us. An interesting truth especially for those of us with children. We understand our own ability to possess a love like this when it comes to loving our kids, but ifRead more

He paid it ALL

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4–5) Jesus paid it all.Read more

Prayer… there’s more to it

An object lesson in our Kindergarten Sunday School class yesterday on the power of prayer.  Too often we look at prayer as a check in the box activity.  Talked to God today? Check! On to the next thing… …But there’s so much more to it. Our prayers are an offering to God… they live beyondRead more

Choose Him – top 10, 2017

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It’s been another great year of Choosing Him. What started out two years ago from curiousity of what could happen if I shared the words burning inside of me – is flourishing. No – it is not at all a household name. Nor is it anything in comparison to the blogging giants of the world,Read more

I believe…

I believe in… I believe in raising my children with ample supply of silliness. I believe in playing dress up. I believe in making a mess. I believe in dancing in the rain I believe in jumping in muddy puddles. I believe in rolling in the dirt. I believe in bedtime stories I believe inRead more

Take the risk, say yes.

“Hey MOM!”… “Can I do this?” “Can we do that?” “Can we go here…wait…How about we go there?” “Can we? Can we? Can we, please?” We are seven sentences into this and I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted by these simple questions consistently asked by the sweetest little humans this world hasRead more

What to do when you don’t want God’s plan.

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Self-Love is it instinct, or is it learned? What image comes to mind when you think of self-love? The importance of loving yourself is magnified by popular culture in its emphasis that we must learn to do it. 1)      Thinking on that emphasis – how would you define self-love? 2)      What are your thoughts whenRead more

God gave you a purpose? Now what do you do?

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This is a picture of my vision board – don’t laugh…actually – go ahead let’s laugh together, I realize it’s blank, leading a person to sarcastically wonder, what sort of vision is this? Give me a moment to explain – the fact that I now own this MASSIVE (blank) pin board is a HUGE deal.Read more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 13

Prayerful Parenting – Day 13 Psalm 56:3 But when I am afraid I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do for me? ‘When I am afraid,’ David a hero of faith, knew whatRead more