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#1stworldprobz

Written on March 5, 2014 at 2:07 p.m. I really get frustrated when things don’t go my way.  Present example: sitting in my living room with no sound except the tick of the clock.  It’s quiet and a little dark at 2:07 in the afternoon.  Kie is upstairs sleeping and I’m alone downstairs.  Wait.  That more »

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What’s It Like To Be On The Other Side of Me?

  March has arrived. For the month of March, I’ve asked 4 men that have had a godly influence in my life to be the guests on the blog. It was no easy task narrowing it down to 4. I’m blessed to interact with so many godly men.  Without question, however, the most influential man more »

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Letting Go of Perfect

I had the sweet opportunity to teach at the Ignite Conference at Willowbrook this weekend.  The title of my topic was Letting Go of Perfect.  I may have been there to speak into the hearts of women on the topic, but God had to step on my own toes before I ever stood before others. more »

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An Interview with Mandy Bedingfield

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that Jared and I have just transitioned out of more than 15 years of student ministry.  We may not work directly with teenagers anymore, but our experience has left a warm place in our hearts for students and student ministers.  Recently, Willowbrook called a new student minister to our more »

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Bootcamp & A Spy Glass

I’ve always thought that Jesus endured suffering on earth so He could relate to us as humans.  I imagined He had to come down to earth…almost like a human-suffering boot camp.  If He was going to be a Savior, He had to learn to relate to us.  So, as any good parent would, God did more »

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Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

Every Monday, I try to share with you a review on a Pinterest find that I’ve tried.  Most of the reviews are ones that I have loved and can’t wait for you to try.  Today, not so much.  I found this recipe for Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread that sounded like a slam dunk.  Banana more »

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Cheerleader of a Different Sort

I can’t believe it but this fantastic magazine called Shattered published one of my articles. It’s a story that my students used to love to hear me tell. The story made them laugh, even though there was so much more to the story then the funny part!  It’s a story of my awkward days in more »

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Messy Delight

I’ve been waiting on today’s guest post since I started this blog.  I first heard the pretty side of Jennifer Cody’s story over 2 years ago.  I was enthralled by the way God moved through a painful hard situation.  I’ve continued to hear parts of the story as they have unfolded and have always loved more »

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Hidden Pain

I love my kids. I do. But, really, what is it with the moment that you sit down, get yourself comfortable, that they insist they are starving and need a snack? Can someone please explain this to me? No, never mind…don’t. That was me just before Christmas, I had slid my shoes off and sat more »

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Marshmallow Towers

3 Days!  I was in my house with a 6-year-old, a 3-year-old and a 34-year-old for 3 days!  We were losing our minds.  I began to see moms with creative activities on Facebook during our imprisonment snow adventure and decided maybe I needed to step it up a bit.  Truthfully, I couldn’t get too creative more »

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