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Counter Culture

Counter Culture

  “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.  A voice of one calling: In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord[a]; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.[b] 4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.” Isaiah 40:1,3-4 There is no doubt we live in a…

Your compass isn’t broken

Your compass isn’t broken

“Just because you’re lost, doesn’t mean you say your compass is broken.” The Edge My, has this statement been rolling over and over in my heart and mind. This is the perfect picture of our culture in general. We are lost, and not only have we declared our compass broken, we have surmised that anyone who thinks there is a…

Mother’s Love

Mother’s Love

Very few things have I seen in my lifetime more intense, more self-less, more overwhelming, more painful, more fulfilling, more frightening, more exhilarating and more true than the love of a mother.  Mothers demonstrate in a tangible way every day that they will willingly scale a mountain, fight a bear, be a taxi driver extraordinaire, minor in emergency healthcare, and…

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

Fear: feeling of anxiety: an unpleasant feeling of anxiety or apprehension caused by the presence or anticipation of danger frightening thought: an idea, thought, or other entity that causes feelings of fear It is my opinion, that fear is one of the only and certainly the strongest tool of the enemy.  If He can make us afraid, he can render…

Coming to the Rescue

Coming to the Rescue

Busy families require parents to be organized and often times have a routine.  My routine each day starts with a quiet time.  On a good day, exercise followed by a shower and quickly rounded off with coffee…all before the day ensues.  I don’t enjoy waking up so early and I really don’t love my exercise regime…but the results those disciplines…

Color Your World

Color Your World

I was going over in my mind this afternoon what topic I would blog about today and settled on the title of … “I’m a Bad Mom”.   I was going to talk about how even though we all strive to be the best parent we can be, there are days when I am harsh when I should be gentle, and…

Closure

Closure

Closure can be such a difficult thing.  Letting go of something to reach for something different in my estimation is one of the most vulnerable places I have experienced.  In my life, I can think of a few different seasons of loss when I reached a point where only my brokenness remained.  There was nothing else to be done, nothing…

Choose Peace

Choose Peace

 “…As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 Our homes should be places of peace and refuge.  Learn to fight for peace in your home. There is nothing in this life, other than the Lord Himself, that we parents are more passionate about than our families and our children. Every family experiences difficult times, times…

A Change of Season

A Change of Season

Fall is certainly in the air!  Last Friday night, was homecoming for my Madi. That is big time in Texas…football and mums- big mums. In the middle of the afternoon, fall arrived.  There was a slight breeze and a definite bit of chill in the air.  All weekend our weather has been noticeably different and I certainly have a hankering…

Fearless Friday-Siblings

Fearless Friday-Siblings

I have heard it said that siblings will likely be the longest relationship in a person’s lifetime. A recurring theme that has come up in discussion with students is the concept of a “golden child” and the “black sheep.” It is important for us to allow our children to be different. Appreciating the strengths in each of them will help…