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Raising Our Kids Alongside the Calves

When we were dating I specifically asked Brad if he had any intention of being a farmer. No, he said unequivocally. Oh good! I did not want to marry a farmer. The seasons are long. The work is hard. The...

for creatives who need more than big dreams 0

A Creative Gives Herself Permission

[For all creatives who need to do the same] It was the beginning of July when I started thinking it might be a good idea to just take the summer off from the podcast. I mentioned it to a few...

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Summertime Parenting: Offering Choices

It’s Thursday. I’ve been writing notes for a podcast all week. Still not recorded. Summertime means kids all day long, running the dishwasher three times a day, delivering them to their various functions, and breaking up fights or learning how...

Further from myself, closer to Jesus. 0

Recommended Reading: Christ in the Chaos

Today I’m pleased to present a guest post from Katie Koplin! She and I were chatting about the book Christ in the Chaos and decided we should share how great this book is with readers. Definitely check it out and...

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46:My Chaos and My Christ

Things are going good!  It’s weird! lol      I talk about a blog post I published this week where I process why things are going good. There’s less chaos in my head and it’s somewhat confusing! Is it imposter...

From Chaos to Calm! Imposter Syndrome or Antidepressants? Processing why things are going well. 4

From Chaos to Calm. Imposter Syndrome Or Antidepressants?

Have you ever heard of imposter syndrome? It’s not a physical disease or condition. It’s more of a mindset. It’s where a reasonable person is pursuing or has found some degree of success in a field, but she feels like...

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Survey Results: About Devotionals

In April I surveyed women about their devotional habits. I said I would share the results and though I spoke about them a little, I didn’t ever create the blog post I promised. The data was far from scientific, but...

Colossians 3:23 Work heartily as for the Lord 0

Work Heartily as for the Lord

Click here to check out the podcast based on this topic, Episode 45: Work Heartily As For the Lord My mind was racing with possibilities and questions. I’d been looking for opportunities to change our financial situation and now I...

Work Heartily As For the Lord podcast, Colossians 3:23 0

45: Work Heartily As For The Lord

  Turns out the world does not revolve around me. I am not at the center of the universe.      This is just one of the many realizations I have in this episode as I process my thoughts on...

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44: Parents Aren’t Perfect

  Things I’m thinking about this week… Mother’s Day can be hard.  Some parents are toxic.     So I talk about both of these things. Why we should consider being sensitive about Mother’s Day, in case you are oblivious...

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