Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Don’t Be Afraid Silly

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Don’t Be Afraid Ok. I won’t be afraid. Puhleeeease! If you are afraid of something, you just are! It doesn’t do any good in any form to say “don’t be afraid.” And there is no way for a person who is afraid of something to be comforted by someone…

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Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: I Hate My Mother-in-Law..

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: I Hate My Mother-in-Law.. Where to begin… I know, I am not on a soapbox. Friend, I am sitting on the couch next to you. I used to say this. So, I am not here to lecture or boast. Iris and I had our ups and our downs. I…

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31 Days of Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Day 27 “Will you buy some Nutella?”

My children don’t understand. I know, it is creamy, delicious, nutty, chocolate-ness. I know. But they will go – To school, pre-school, college, and out with friends. And I will be here alone, with the Nutella. I have been given a list of suggestions of things we shouldn’t say. “Calm down!” “Don’t be sad…” “You’re…

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31 Days of Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Day 25 Don’t Get Your Feathers in a Tissy…

Or you can, whatever. Two fabulous guest posts this week. My friends Rebekah Porter and Kelly Balarie got sticky with us! Rebekah spoke to the “but you have it so together gang. Kelly hit us in the gut with “you should.” You can read those posts by clicking on their names. You can also see…

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31 Things I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Day 24 “God Told Me…”

Recently at a convention an “eclectic” woman approached me.  She said that she was meeting with a publisher shortly and that God told her that I would listen to her speculative fiction pitch. I am certain the Lord did tell her this. He knows me pretty well.  He knew I wouldn’t tell her no.  I…

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31 Days of Stuff I Wish You’d Stop Saying: Day 23 “You Should…”

Thanks to my dear friend Kelly Balarie for guest posting for me today! Wise and fun! You’ll love her like I do! POST: If I Hear Should One More Time, I Will… By Kelly Balarie http://www.purposefulfaith.com You should. You should eat organic. You should do cry-it-out method. You should not do cry it out method.…

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Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: I am praying for you really hard

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: I am praying for you really hard As I sat on the curb in tears, the babies ate lollipops in their stroller, oblivious to my drama. I was locked out of my car. It was utterly ridiculous. I used the clicker to lock it when we went into Physical…

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31 Days of Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Day 21 “But You Have it So Together!”

Guest Blog by My Sweet Friend Rebekah Porter Over dinner at church the other night, my pastor friend leans over and says, “…but you have it all together!?” I scoffed and chuckled and appreciated his sarcastic remark which reminded me of how many times I have heard that very statement. I knew he was joking…

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Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: You’ll Catch Up

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: You’ll Catch Up…  No. I won’t. And you know what, I don’t care. I spend my life playing catch up. 1. Catch up the laundry. 2. Catch up the shopping. 3. Catch up the bills. 4. Catch up the house work. 5. Catch up my bible study. Catch up……

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31 Days of Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Day 19 “Be Careful…”

A couple months ago I was coming down the stairs of our home, and I stepped on a matchbox car. I fell the last six steps. I sprained my ankle, broke my toe, twisted my wrist and was battered and bruised – as you’d expect. Sam witnessed the misfortune. Since then every time I head…

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