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Peaceable and Considerate

Peaceable and Considerate

  “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility to all men” – Titus 3:1-2. To be peaceable and considerate in today’s day and time, that is a novel concept for sure.  I…

Parenting As Worship

Parenting As Worship

I know we have all likely heard it before, and we have certainly thought it…Parenting is hard. Amidst all of the laundry, the dishes, trips to the grocery store and the doctor’s office, sporting events, spelling tests, school plays and sibling arguments, we are commissioned to raise these little people to be productive members of society who bring honor to…

Seek Him

Seek Him

I love the holidays and I cannot even believe that they are upon us!  Time is flying by!  I have such fond memories of holidays spent at my Nana’s house with all of my cousins.  Those memories, no matter how distant, are still magical in my heart.  As an adult, who has spent some years doing this crazy adventure of…

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…