Grace and Mercy
Community | Family

The Bonds We Share

The apostle Paul knew what it was like to be bound. He was familiar with physical bonds and prison walls. So he was qualified to speak something on the matter. He taught: “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, […]

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Simplify the season
Family

Restoring The Wonder

The holidays are approaching—a time for family togetherness, love, laughter, wonder, and the making of special memories. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Not long ago, however, I made a surprising discovery—the wonder of the holiday season was missing from the eyes of my children. This discovery saddened me and I […]

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The actions that define us refugees
Community | Write 31 Days 2017

The Actions That Define Us

**This page contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure HERE. Some time ago I found myself in the company of twenty-one refugees, and individuals who, in one way or another, are assisting refugees. Being a refugee may be a defining moment in the lives of those who are refugees, but being a refugee […]

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Judge Not
Community | Write 31 Days 2017

Judge Not: A Hard Lesson Learned

**This page contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure HERE. “Thou Shalt Not Judge” is a lesson I tend to learn over and over again.   The following experience happened to our family last year and still weighs on my mind: “Here’s my money, Mom,” my daughter said, smiling as she handed me […]

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Hope for bad moms everywhere purple flowers
Community | Write 31 Days 2017

Hope For Bad Moms Everywhere

**This page contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure HERE. “Do all moms think they are bad moms?” my eight-year-old daughter asked me, her eyes full of innocence.We were sitting around the dinner table; I was telling my family about a talk I had heard at a Women’s Conference earlier that day.The speaker, […]

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