How to Win an Argument

Last night, our daughter (kindergarten) told us she thought she was making people sad, that she wasn’t good but bad. She said that her friends don’t want to be her friends anymore and they don’t want to play with her. Naturally, we were just a […]

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Finish What He Started

Our God is able, more than capable To be faithful to the end He’ll finish what He started ~ from “Finish What He Started”, MercyMe I tend to have a problem with completion. I’m an all-or-nothing type of girl; if I can’t complete it, or […]

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Remember… and Live Abundantly

It’s finally spring here in Michigan! We’re  seeing buds on the trees and flowers blooming in our gardens. There are finally green shoots peeking up, promising new life. That’s what we love to celebrate in spring, isn’t it? New life! Spring is the year’s new […]

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Our Purpose – God’s Way

At twenty, I knew my purpose in life. I was going to be an artist, maybe own an art supply store. I was going to get married soon out of college, have six kids, and sit on the wrap-around-porch of a big farmhouse out in […]

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What Easter Really Means: Justice

Justice and mercy. At first those things seem mutually exclusive. Dichotomies. But they are not! You can’t have love without justice. God loves us, but God’s justice prevents us from being with him – except for Jesus on the cross. Today is Good Friday. It […]

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What Easter Really Means: Forgiveness

I have often heard the phrase “forgiveness isn’t free”. Freely given, but not free. I see it often in my own relationships, perhaps most clearly with my daughter. She’s six, and as perfect as can be (I’m not biased or anything). Still, despite the perfection, […]

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When Less is Not More

I intentionally avoid the news. Too much bad nearly breaks me – I’m one of those highly-sensitive types. But the news still finds me. With every school shooting or police officer death or racial-tension-fueled hate crime, my heart breaks, and I feel so small. So […]

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Rules for God’s Daughters: Part 6

We’ve made it to the final six points of our list of “Rules for God’s Daughters”! You can read all about the inspiration for this list in “Rules for God’s Daughters: Part 1“. So to recap: This list really resonates with me as the mom […]

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Rules for God’s Daughters: Part 5

(Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, and I will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through them. Read my disclosure policy here.) Welcome to part 5 of “Rules for God’s Daughters”! If you’re just joining us, this a 6-post series […]

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