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Surviving the Loss of a Child: What Will Fill The Hole in Your Heart?

November 5, 2015

Years have passed since my friends experienced the loss of a child that every parent fears. I am reminded that time doesn’t actually heal all wounds. Some stay with you. But God can fill even the emptiest of holes in our heart. Levi Lusko, pastor of Fresh Life Church in Montana, tells a story in his book “Through The Eyes of a Lion.”        Jennie and I were lying next to Daisy and Alivia in their beds, talking about how…

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Know What Matters

Have you ever had one of those days? Everyone says “it’s going to get easier.” They say it will pass or tell you things like “that which doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger.” But sometimes it doesn’t get easier and you don’t feel stronger…

September 11, 2015
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I confessed on Tuesday that I feel guilty when I don’t have a “crazy weekend” to report. When the other moms are describing their frenzied pace of soccer games, dance recitals and birthday parties, I feel like a slacker if I say we spent…

May 14, 2015
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Real Mom Confessions

I share my mom confessions not to be snarky or sarcastic. I share them so you know you’re not alone. I share them to show you it’s ok to admit you don’t love every moment. We spend so much time and effort trying to present…

May 12, 2015
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Why I Love Being a Mom

As I tucked her in this evening, Brynna looked at me and said, “Mom, I’m sorry about Mother’s Day. I told you I’d do everything for you, but I guess you kind of still did everything.” I pulled her close, hugged her tight and…

May 10, 2015
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Why I Won’t Teach My Child to be Colorblind

STORY 1: I talked with a mom recently who told me about the day her daughter’s 2nd grade class learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although usually very talkative, that day the little girl had seemed abnormally quiet. When the teacher inquired, the very blonde-haired blue-eyed little…

May 5, 2015