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Making a Heart Connection

I am sitting at the end of a day when it just takes everything in me to take a deep breath and muster up the energy to get my kid’s teeth brushed, put their PJs on, and tuck them cozy in their beds. If you are a parent, I am sure you know those days well. We had a day full of fun activities led by mom the entertainer and chauffeur. It was…

“Get the Junk Out”…Busy Life, Busy Mind Detox

Every year at the beginning of summer, my husband allows me to take some time off and rest. It has now become a tradition that I am so grateful for. Let’s just say that I count down the days for quite some time. In all honesty, I look forward to these trips not because I want to escape anything. I am not looking to get away from my husband or kids; nor is…

Re-Writing or Embracing Our Story?

I can sigh a sigh of relief.  It is the end of a long day, a good day, but a long day. I am finally alone, in my quiet room, and doing what I love. It is crazy how much you realize how much you were made for something when the opportunity is taken and your heart begins to long. The past few months I have longed to write. What I wrote didn’t…

Good to be back…Pregnancy

Well, I feel like I am returning from a long trip full of excitement yet sickness and fog. In other words, I have made it through the first trimester of my pregnancy with baby #3. Wow. This one wiped me out, but I am finally back to feeling somewhat normal. I seriously feel like I disappeared off the map for a while. Even though the last 3 months have been extremely difficult, it had it…

Natural Childbirth? Why?

Natural childbirth. Why would anyone voluntarily choose to do that? I hear this question often when I tell people that I teach natural childbirth classes. I get weird looks and even uncomfortable smiles. I understand that it sounds absurd to many people considering the options available to women in our country these days. Imagine what it must have been like thousands of years ago when women gave birth. Our technologies obviously have advanced astronomically. The…

Family Diving Deep # 2: Eyes, Ears, and Hearts

Little eyes. Little ears. Little hearts. Sometimes I just can’t get enough of them in my house. I am overwhelmed by cuteness. My kids are full of energy and absolutely drive me bonkers some times, but they are the sweetest little gifts to me and my husband. As cute as they are, the cuteness sometimes leads to thinking that their thoughts, emotions, and actions are just cute, innocent, and spiritually simplified. I believe…

Family Diving Deep #1: My Secret Place Intruder (My husband)

5 years down and many more to go!!! My husband and I are celebrating our anniversary this year with a little overnight getaway. Time alone. Finally. Being married has been and is the most rewarding and challenging journey I have ever and will ever embark on. Paul was very serious in his letter to the Ephesians when he explained that marriage is to be a picture of how Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5:32…

What is your Panacea?…(Do you know what that means?)

Panacea is my new word. Maybe you don’t have any idea what that word means. If that is you, don’t beat yourself up. I just learned the word last night while my husband was reading in his Graduate school book. It is always fun to learn a new word, and this one is a good one. We looked it up and the definition is as follows: A remedy for all ills…