The Journey Begins

Every journey begins with a single step, but you’ll never finish if you don’t start. Have you ever noticed that when you’re making great progress toward a specific goal other areas of your life start falling into place as well? I believe it’s because of the discipline and strength of character it takes to follow […]

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Finding a Reason to Celebrate


Yesterday was our 6th wedding anniversary.  Are blended family years counted the same as dog years?  That would make this number 42.  Sometimes it feels like it’s aged me that much.  This year has been a rough one. In fact, I wasn’t planning to celebrate or even observe this anniversary.  I wanted to postpone it […]

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You Are Not Alone

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I will never leave you or forsake you. -Hebrews 13:5 Today is day 7 of a new devotional called “Hope for the Weary Mom” and just when I was starting to feel like the authors were speaking more to new mothers than to a seasoned mother of 5, today’s message jumped off the page and […]

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Fixer-Upper: Heart and Home

Miracles are happening in Grapevine, Texas! Miracle #1     We bought a house! Miracle #2     We moved without anyone in the family killing each other. Yes indeed, God is in control. If I didn’t believe that before, this move was truly evidence that He cares about every detail of our lives. Here’s why… Just before we […]

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Daddy’s Home

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My family loves to go to the movies. Problem is, we rarely agree on our entertainment choices. Yesterday was no different as my husband and I attempted to find a good one in which to treat our 4 boys as a Christmas outing. We nearly gave up as we argued our way through the ticket […]

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