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Why Community Matters for Your Family

When my first child was born, I was consumed by the overwhelming feeling of desperation. The sleepless nights, the acid reflux, and the exhaustion all began to drain me day after day. All of the things that I didn’t know or expect as a new mom began to isolate and distance me from others. I believed the lie that I… Read more

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What it Really Means to be Content

A few weeks ago, I shared a little bit of our story over at moneysavingmom.com. In this post, I explained that early in our marriage, my husband and I faithfully adhered to a strict budget. As our goals and life-seasons progressed, the necessity of a budget continued. And even now, despite nine years of discipline, we must still watch our… Read more

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Biblical Hospitality and Unexpected Guests

Have you ever had someone you know unexpectedly knock on your door? I’ve always struggled with whether to invite them in or just see if they quickly need something. I want to be hospitable, but sometimes their visit catches me off guard. This usually looks like me trying to hide the leftover breakfast crumbs on the table and the blocks… Read more

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Giving the Best Gift This Christmas

In our home, we will always remember the Christmas of 2014 as the most unpleasant holiday (so far). We went to my Aunt’s house to celebrate Christmas Eve like we do every year and then we came home to prepare for a lovely Christmas morning. But all throughout the night, my two girls were sick, constantly throwing up. We went… Read more

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How Satan Uses Fear to Steal Our Joy in Motherhood

You know that feeling when your child is playing with new friends at the local park, and suddenly you do not spot them anywhere You call their name, and still, they do not come running to you like you expect them to. For some mothers, it is easy to brush off. Then a few minutes later the child runs up to… Read more

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Putting Life’s Frustrations Into Perspective

My husband and I were driving home from a weekend away, and we needed groceries. We decided to stop off at an Aldi along the way. Somewhere in the mix of shopping and loading the van, I managed to lose my wallet. I didn’t realize it was gone until we arrived at home. After sending my sister on a thorough recognizance… Read more

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Hope for Mothers When Life Feels Hard

Some seasons of mothering are hard. Sleep-deprivation, frustration, the realization of our own inadequacy, the harder-than-we-wanted-to-work hard work stretch us thin and can lead our bodies and souls react in ways we don’t always like. I didn’t expect to struggle with anxiety over getting three kids out the door on time. I didn’t expect exhaustion to be so hard. I didn’t expect… Read more

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The Glory and Beauty of Biblical Womanhood

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 (emphasis mine) Men and women are different. Equally valuable (Galatians 3:28), but created differently –designed by God to fulfill different roles in society and home. For each of these, there is a distinct calling, privilege and responsibility. My husband’s desire… Read more

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Women of God: Rise Up! (Be Who God Made You to Be)

The world is aching for truth. This week, I came across a New York Times article that grabbed my attention. It had “Dangerous Fake Feminism” in the title. I felt compelled to read it, although I knew it probably wouldn’t be pretty. This article criticized an influential woman for playing into “old sexist ideas about women as nurturers and helpers.” Her offense? She forewent business opportunities in order to… Read more

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