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Letting go of control. Man, its hard.

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sutherland springs–responding to the tragedy and horror

The kids were lacing their shoes for school, as the news blared of another mass shooting–this time in a church–First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas. Jared looked at me over their heads with a question in his eyes communicating “do we let them watch? or do we shield them?” We have often chosen to expose more »

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modeling gratitude

There’s an obvious theme happening throughout some of my posts recently! I’ll give you three guesses and the first two don’t count! Sticking with the theme of the moment, I thought I’d jump on video today and talk about modeling gratitude. These are only a couple of ideas of how to model gratitude and I more »

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when we stop thanking, we start complaining

Do everything without grumbling or arguing,  so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky. –Philippians 2:14-15 I read Philippians 2:14 with a friend in college about not grumbling or complaining.  We began discussing it and wondered what more »

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it takes a village to raise a disciple

If you’ve known me (or read this blog) for 5 minutes, you know I’m pretty passionate about my role as a parent.  I believe wholeheartedly in the sacred influence given to parents and I want to steward it well. It is for this reason, Jared & I wrote Home–a Devotional for Families to help equip more »

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When Your Mama Is Your Biggest Fan

I received a text from my mom that said “Why don’t you write a blog post about speaking in Trinidad?  I can share it with all my friends!” Oh, how I love that woman!  She’s unabashedly my biggest fan and so much so that she got me a speaking gig at her hometown high school more »

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the most important thing we learned this summer

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my post from the first day of school: Of course, what it doesn’t say is “we did it…we all made it to the end of summer in one piece!”  Because let’s be honest, summer is fun but it can be hard to be out of more »

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revisiting a place of growth

Summer is winding down and more than any other summer before as a parent, I chose to make it count.  As a result, this has been the absolute most fun summer ever! Yet, while I was making it count at home, you were on my heart.  I’ve missed you.  I’ve missed sharing some of what more »

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Kids’ 2017 Birthday Quiz

Kati Ann 1.  How old are you?  10 2. What makes you happy?  Poppy 3.  What is your favorite animal? Poppy 4.  What is your favorite thing to eat?  shrimp 5.  What is your favorite things to do?  farting 6.  What is your favorite TV show?  Liv & Maddie 7.  What are you really good more »

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what you don’t want me to pray for you

“I pray the Lord may make you feel yourself to be undone, ruined, lost, cast away, and then there is no fear of your rejecting Christ, for he that is perfectly bankrupt is willing to accept a Savior; he that has nothing of his own, falls flat before the cross, and takes gladly the ‘all more »

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HOME is here!

It’s here and it’s out! I’m so excited to announce the new family devotional written by myself and my husband, Jared. Because, let’s be honest, this parenting gig is no joke. Our children are growing up in a world where untruths are accepted as truth and immorality is celebrated.  Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a more »

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