Category Archives: adult life

Up Close, Houses and People Are Not What They Seem

The internet is so great at making things seem perfect. But perfection doesn’t exist and when you come in close, you expose the mess within and behind the walls… I’ve come to realize that Zillow and Realtor.com are like Facebook/Social … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone

The slick, conniving snake must have waited intentionally, seeking out the moment that the woman was alone. He must have been strategically waiting on the moment that he could whisper lies to her. “I will catch her alone, vulnerable, and … Continue reading

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Busy: Permission to Slow Down

It’s my son’s senior year. He’s an athlete and his final football season was quite demanding. This is also the year where school decisions are being made, standardized test (ACT) scores are undeniably critical, and senioritis is a real threat. … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip – Shaping Arrows

Parenting is tough! Am I too hard? Am I hard enough? Did I love well enough? Did I balance life enough today? How strict of rules should I set? How much should I explain? The questions that run through our … Continue reading

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Undeserved Grace – A Marriage Moment

Tonight I came home from work and was really crabby. It hadn’t started out that way. In fact, I was super friendly throughout the day, and still friendly while chatting over the phone with my husband on the way home. … Continue reading

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If I Fail You

So, I am at a ladies conference attempting to draw closer to God with around 90 ladies from my church via a simulcast of the If: Gathering conference and I receive a message that clearly indicates I have hurt someone … Continue reading

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I’ll Try Again Tomorrow

Um…yeah…I’ll try again tomorrow… But first, I’m going to be transparent and share a glimpse into my crazy life as a wife-mom-grad-student-employee. -5:15 awake to the husband’s alarm clock and hope that it isn’t time for mine to go off … Continue reading

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