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For the Woman Who Struggles to Live Authentically

One of the hardest things to do in this life is to be authentic. We are sooooo afraid of what others think of us. Afraid?  We’re down right terrified! The mere thought of standing out causes some of us hyperventilate. Fitting in makes us feel “normal” because we don’t like being shunned or mocked. It’s so easy for me to type the ... [ Read More ]

When You’re the Woman at the Well (+ Video)

The truth can be a scary thing. Child: Mom – Truth or Dare? Mom: {Eating my turkey burger} Umm . . . truth? Child: Do you love Daddy? Mom: Yes.  {That was easy-peasy.} Mom: {Afterthought} Oh…is that how this game works – I have to tell a truth or take a dare? Child: Yeap! The whole premise behind the Truth or Dare game is that ... [ Read More ]

When Unforgiveness Hijacks Your Heart and Holds it Hostage.

My husband and I have been enjoying one of our longest streaks of marital satisfaction - ever!  After 21 years of marital harmony AND disharmony, marital accord AND wanting to strangle him with a cord (Lol!), we are finally beginning to get this marriage thing right more often than wrong.  We are both learning to side-step emotional landmines and ... [ Read More ]

Advent: Keeping Christ in Christmas

I was introduced to the world of Advent about three years ago through Ann Voskamps’ blog.  Up until that time I had no idea of what Advent was.  Sometime around the end of Thanksgiving, Ann would begin talking about Advent concepts like the Jesse Tree, special scripture readings for each day of December, a wreath with candles to be light daily and ... [ Read More ]

What will you do with your one Wild and Precious life?

I'm schooling the girls, and I look up and out of my window, as I do many times during the day. That window saves me. I desperately need to feel connected to nature.  And here in the New York City, that's not particularly an easy thing to do - be connected to nature. Not many homes offer countryside landscapes or an abundance of grass and ... [ Read More ]

Why Being “Ordinary” is the new Extraordinary

Is being ordinary the new extraordinary? What do you think? I went to see my ophthalmologist today.  As I sat in the waiting room, I saw three brochures, one for each doctor in her practice.  Each brochure looked professional and well done, and I couldn’t help but pick them up to see what had been written. To the right of a very professional ... [ Read More ]

The Church – A Place to Belong!

The Church is God’s design . . . a place of encouragement, accountability, spiritual training and relationship building for families. And one of the things I love most about being a Christian is the privilege of going to church every Sunday and worshiping with my brothers and sisters in Christ. I was glad when they said unto me,   "Let us go ... [ Read More ]

Spineless Downton Abbey & Scandal Retraction

Ah...Um...{Is this thing on?}...I have something I need to get off of my chest... A few weeks ago I wrote this post in which I questioned why Christians watch certain TV shows and movies. Well, I'm retracting those sentiments!  (Or at least some of them.) No, no one has mentioned anything negative to me about it, it's just that I have ... [ Read More ]

Easter’s Coming!

What do your Easter preparations look like? I took Autumn to the orthopedic yesterday and the nurse who was checking her height and weight cheerfully looked at her and asked, ”Do you have your Easter dress yet?”  Autumn smiled politely and sort of looked at me as if to say: Mom - Easter dress? I told the nurse that we hadn’t gotten our Easter ... [ Read More ]

Why It’s OK for Christian Moms to Keep-it-Real

So…I’m really, really tired . . .  and I’m supposed to stay up and blog away so I can put out posts with some degree of regularity…enough regularity to make readers come back on a regular basis. But I've one question . . . How do you do that when you’re so tired from all the mommy hats your wear all day? Today’s post is not about 20 Ways to ... [ Read More ]

What if God Planned Your Family Size?

Could you use a few more blessings from God? It may not come from a new credit card, a job promotion, or anything that money can buy.  In fact, it may come from something that will turn your emotional and financial life upside-down! I had a conversation with my mother recently that made me chuckle, uncomfortably. You see, my oldest daughter is 27 ... [ Read More ]