Category: Encouragement

HOW DO YOUR CHILDREN SEE YOU?

HOW DO YOUR CHILDREN SEE YOU?

Have you ever traveled to an exotic land or stood on a mountain top with a breathtaking view? I’m not a big traveler, so I tend to enjoy these types of views from the safety of a PBS special, nonetheless, I have seem some pretty incredible views The upstairs hallway in my home gives a…

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MY STINKIN’ FEEBLE FLESH

MY STINKIN’ FEEBLE FLESH

“Callie, did you grow up on a farm?” It seemed like a strange question coming from my eye doctor. We’d just met and he knew nothing of the years I spent as a little girl playing in field after field. “Yes, as a matter of fact, I did.” The most thorough eye exam I’d ever…

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ALEC’S HOPE

ALEC’S HOPE

A deep sadness pervades my heart and competes with its guilt as the life that once glistened through the eyes of a precious little boy has dimmed. Lurking inside Alec Birkey’s growing body, proof of the fallen world we live in settled. And, without warning, a deadly brain mass announced its presence. “Mr. and Mrs.…

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GOAL SETTING

GOAL SETTING

For the 22nd year, Lord willing, a tender kiss on my husbands lips will usher in a new year.  The clock will strike midnight and though the shiny ball will plummet, hope will soar. Hope that somehow things will be different this year. I’m going to eat less and exercise more. I’m going to write…

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MOMMY NEEDS JESUS TOO

MOMMY NEEDS JESUS TOO

In order for a person to earn the title of teacher, they must first become a bit of an expert. Extensive education, experience, or both, paves the way for them to one day instruct others. A head chef doesn’t make his way to the top without being a cook first. A chief executive officer doesn’t…

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HOW CAN A NAME BE SO POWERFUL?

HOW CAN A NAME BE SO POWERFUL?

An intense dream gripped me early Sunday morning. MY DREAM SCENE I: I should have known by the ominous looking clouds that something horrible was about to happen. Bathing suit clad bodies were packed so tight in the pool I could hardly make out where my three boys were. My head bobbed and weaved in…

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CHERISH THE CHALLENGES

CHERISH THE CHALLENGES

Do you struggle with a lack of contentment? Are you always looking forward to the next phase expecting it to bring the joy that eluded you in this one? I think we could all say yes at some point in our lives. This was especially true for me when my children were babies and toddlers.…

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