Morning Devotions With a Preschooler and a Toddler

Morning Devotions With a Preschooler and a Toddler

If you didn't know this about me, I am an extroverted introvert... meaning that I can manage pretty well in a room full of people, but I need my alone time. In fact, I crave alone time. I know I know. I seem outgoing and bubbly - and that is true to a certain degree. But ever since I could remember, I have always needed me time. 

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Confessions of a Minivan Mom: Mom Anger, Guilt & Shame

Hello blog world!! It has been waaay too long since I have written last. I have had all kinds of things to write about, yet no time to do it. Since I last wrote, we found out we are having baby #3 in August, we sold our house and bought and moved into our new one! Today, my sweet hubby finally had some off time so I was able to get my hair done (hadn’t been done since December… yikes!) and he let me have the rest of the day to myself. He asked me what time I would be home, and I told him not to put that kind of pressure on me ;)

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Bravery

Bravery

Bravery. Courage. Holy Confidence. Valor. Warrior.

These are the words that the Lord has weaved in and out of our life in 2015.

The year started with so much promise. We were so excited to see what the Lord had in store for us this year. We went on our Vision Retreat, and wrote out a plan and expected the Lord to help us meet every goal and fulfill every plan that we had made for the year.

But then the attacks started...

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Unpack Your Boxes: A Lesson on transition

Unpack Your Boxes: A Lesson on transition

Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope you are all staying warm in this cool, yet LOVELY November weather! Maybe it will actually stay cool for Thanksgiving this year. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that that is the case!

My sister and I have been reading through the Bible with Good Morning Girls. It’s a three year commitment, and when I found out we were going to be reading Numbers for the next two months, I about quit. I remember there being really neat nuggets in Numbers the last time I read it, but honestly, I had recently walked through some discouragement and thought I would benefit more from reading through Psalms. Or moping through Ecclesiastes. Because OBVIOUSLY I know better than God... Not. God always knows best :) And what I have learned is that when you are faithful to a commitment, GOD WILL BLESS IT.

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Stillness in the Midst of the Battle

Stillness in the Midst of the Battle

Good morning, sweet readers! I am currently sipping on a cup of hot coffee in Starbucks across from the most handsome man in all the land (none other than my Trice!), and it dawned on me. I am totally THAT person. The Starbucks is freezing, so I had no choice but to grab my son's cowboy blanket out of the car and wrap it around me while I write. It's complete with a cowboy hat hood and some tassels, so I am fitting right in here in Texas ;) But seriously. I am officially THAT mom. I drive a minivan, listen to more kid music than non-kid music and use my son's blanket in public. Five years ago I would have totally judged me. But today, I am loving it. I am loving right where I am at. I love that my kids have helped me to be a little more undignified and care a little less about propriety and the opinions of others. I love how free and confident my kids are, and I am learning to live a little more freely and confidently as well. So thank you Emerson and Etta Jayne for making me be THAT MOM! :)

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