“But you didn’t get my Zippy Sack!”

About a month ago, my son Joshua and I were grocery shopping inside of our local Wal-Mart. Josh is about to turn 5, and he’s hit a difficult patch in terms of how pleasant he is to take along to the grocery store. Gone is my sweet boy who was just happy to look at things in the store! This kid will not stop asking for stuff most days and throws tantrums when he doesn’t get what he wants. Lucky for him though, on this particular day, I’m in a “yes” mood and was attempting to lavish some blessings on my little boy.

Throughout the grocery store, I continuously ask him what types of things he wants and add a few extra requests from him to our list (toys excluded). Aside from the little cringe inside at the grocery bill on the way out, it ends as a good trip (not even crowded!). We start to walk out to the parking lot and I notice Josh’s face is completely downtrodden. This boy is near tears! I start questioning him about what is wrong…… Continue reading

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Running for Your Life

I ease my truck down the dirt road and pull to a stop in the shade. After a busy morning of studying at the library, followed by running errands, I’m exhausted. I plant one, two feet on the overly-dry burnt … Continue reading

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“I’m cooking like Joshua!”

The late morning light streams through the kitchen window overlooking my front yard. As I stir up a batch of my daughter’s favorite chocolate chip muffins, I stare out my window and think over a million and one things. Piercing … Continue reading

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If I Had the Words – featuring Rose Heights Church, in Honor of Mother’s Day

If I had the ability to speak words that would bring forth life, then I would choose to speak. But I don’t have the words. If I knew what to say to a Mother who is overwhelmed by the pressures … Continue reading

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What am I here for?

About 7 years ago I was struck hard with a need for purpose. You’d think that getting married, being pregnant, and giving birth for the first time would give me plenty of purpose right? If you are a parent, you … Continue reading

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