How do We Live?

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This morning I had a discussion with one of my kids who was surprised by an opportunity. It involved the child's gifting, so I said participation was non-negotiable. Why? Because I fully embrace the notion that this life is all about His glory - not mine. And I'm trying to help my kids learn Continue Reading

Is This Modest? Respect Dare 30…

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Is This Modest? Respect Dare 30 is titled, "Too Much Skin." But...Why should it matter? It's oppressive to tell women what is considered modest, right? I mean, the next thing you know, we'll all end up in burkas to protect our sinful brothers, right? I find it interesting that in a culture Continue Reading

Do You Feel Invisible? and Dare 28…

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They were in the store together, mother and daughter, and the tween girl says, "Did you just see that?" Her mom looks at her daughter's smiling face and says, "See what?" "That boy. He totally thinks I'm something! He looked at me and smiled!" she beamed. "How does that make you feel?" Continue Reading

Prayers Appreciated…

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Last night, the daily dark thoughts that I've been turning over to God moment-to-moment style took hold of my subconscious. I wasn't worrying, but I wrestled all day...Someone really close to me with a life-threatening illness and too-long wait for the next doctor's appointment, a friend's son Continue Reading

Seriously Funny Video for Moms!

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So this video is stinkin' hilarious - and does a great job of honoring moms without denigrating dads. So please take it in that vein, and enjoy. Happy Mother's Day Weekend! :) Feel free to share wildly with all the awesome moms who need encouragement in your life! :) What's a good mom? How about Continue Reading

The Respect Dare… Dare Fifteen… GOT STUFF?

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It was 35 years ago. I stood outside the police station with a group of  12 year olds, waiting for things to get started.  As I watched my dad drive away in the car, my heart started to pound.  The police officer outside started collecting the permission slips from the other kids...and I realized Continue Reading

A Small Change to STOP Making Others Defensive

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I walked into the hallway and said to her, "Baby, you'll need to do the stairs, there's dog hair on them." This was after she'd already put the vacuum away, thinking she was done with her daily chore. I might have heard, "I know!!" from her lips. Might have received a complimentary eye-roll Continue Reading

STOP Doing it All…

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I felt his hand on my hip and stirred awake. Glancing at the clock, I sighed. 5:33am. Too early. No wonder I hurt everywhere. Joints stiff and sore, I shifted for a more comfortable position.  Remnants of drowsiness rapidly escaped as the pain shot through my body.  Not off to a good Continue Reading