Juggling with Purpose

Learning to juggle is on my bucket list. I literally just put it down next to “go to Italy and eat”. Juggling seems so easy and so hard. The symbiosis of keeping all the balls in the air appears effortless and beautiful. Yet it’s a purposeful skill to learn. Last year, life had many balls …

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Encouragement Ahead

I was sure she could do it, even though she felt unsure. I could see it even if she couldn’t. Have you ever had a sense about someone else’s ability? This often occurs with our children or another loved one. Recently, our daughter started driving with her temporary license. She was initially nervous and unsure …

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Honoring Gratitude

It’s been a long year. I’ve lost two of my favorite people, battled annoying physical issues and been blindsided by multiple challenges. These circumstances often left me ungrateful even though God wove in wonderful and unforgettable moments amid the woeful and wearisome. The year has simply left me tired and unsure of what’s next. But …

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Finding Presence

But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,  for our hope is in you …

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Instilling Faith to Follow

It’s back to school season and this year that meant a college far, far away for my first born. I often wondered if I had done enough as a mom to pave a path of faith to follow. It made me think of all the ways this world can impact our children and how our …

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