Expect nothing… 

I wish I could blog tonight. Alas, the vandals, no sleep, and the odds are stacked against me. But remember this: expect NOTHING from anyone but the Lord. He never disappoints. He never forgets. He never ceases to amaze. Tomorrow is a day filled with man’s expectations: Which means – man’s limitations. The enemy waits…

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This is Grace…

One of my dearest friends has a daughter named Grace.  She is an effervescent character.  My words will hardly do justice. Bear with me. She reads when others eat.. drink, alternatively, breathe.  I once caught her reading an oatmeal canister. She then commented on the dullness by which the instant oats were penned.   Another…

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Don’t google it…

I came across a Facebook post tonight and I had chills at a resounding message for this week:  letting go.  First, the post. I was getting ready to attend a conference several months ago and met with my Grammar guru, one of my bff’s moms, Dottie.  I kept receiving text messages from a child who will remain…

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The Great Gift of Giving Up

The greatest gift I think I have ever received was the gift of giving up. I recall, we had hit a roadblock. Not our first, and certainly not our last. Moreover, it does not matter what. Kids, money, work, school, medical, foster care… whatever. Today, my husband Justin and I sat before a stack of…

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Considering Anthology by its Disguise

Did you catch this? A little Austen, Starbucks, history lesson & crazed 4-year-old ninja attacks a 90’s model hatchback… Um, yeah, I just “Thesaurused” the whimsy out of the old saying… “Judging a book by its cover.” But I have good reason. There may be a million and one blog posts out t… Source: Considering Anthology by…

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The Year of Non Compos Mentis

There are mommy blogs for moms of babies, toddlers, school-aged children, teens, service men and woman, moms of the empty nest, and moms with empty arms.  I try and blog about every stage.  My children currently range in age from 20 years to 5 months.  I have been around the block.  I have seen a…

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Bravely

I am afraid of everything. I am afraid of hurt. I am afraid of tragedy. I am afraid of rejection. I am afraid of being wrong, and I am very afraid I might be right. I don’t like heights, roller coasters, flying, spiders, boats, trains, or motorcycles. I am afraid of being alone, but I…

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Considering Anthology by its Disguise

Um, yeah, I just “Thesaurused” the whimsy out of the old saying… “Judging a book by its cover.” But I have good reason. There may be a million and one blog posts out there with that title, and I didn’t want mine to get lost in the muddle by having it judged on an overused saying.…

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12 steps can’t help me…

When the package from Amazon arrived I searched my foggy brain for some memory of what I had ordered.   I order things from Amazon with quick draw speed. In a showdown in the streets of the old west – you’d be pushing up daisies. Since the conception of the Amazon Prime Pantry – I have…

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Go, and Don’t Believe Everything I Taught You…

Go, and Don’t Believe Everything I Taught You… The last couple weeks of my parenting journey have been epic. As of a month ago we have seven children, they range in age from 5 months to 20 years. The littles have run me ragged.  I am feeling every single one of my 44 years.  And…

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