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Fireworks and faith – Finding beauty in the differences and letting our light shine.

The fourth of July holiday has passed leaving behind charred driveways and fridges full of leftovers. The red, white, and blue will soon fade as we scramble to squeeze in all we hope to accomplish this summer. Though the bright lights and loud booms of fireworks have ended, my heart is still focused on those… Continue reading Fireworks and faith – Finding beauty in the differences and letting our light shine.

special days, special lessons

It’s Not Mother’s Day Anymore

Oh, Mother's Day… the one day (weekend if you're lucky) that we moms feel honored, special, and served. My kids brought home cute projects from school. Alayna wrote me the most wonderful note that made me feel like maybe I am doing something right as a mom. Ben had given me my Fitbit a little early,… Continue reading It’s Not Mother’s Day Anymore

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An Outstretched Hand – reaching for the Lord

Whenever we walk anywhere together, I reach my hand down and Kemper (my three year old) automatically finds it and grabs hold. We don’t look at each other. I don’t have to say, “Kemper, here’s my hand.” I reach down, he reaches up, and our hands connect. I love that feeling when his little hand… Continue reading An Outstretched Hand – reaching for the Lord