A Few Things I Learned This Spring {2022}

Over the last few months, when friends would ask how I was doing, my go-to response was: “I’m not really sure. My plate has been too full to think about it.” And ...

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Clearing Things Up (Sermon on the Mount, Part Five)

My peers and I are in a season of heavy, explicit instruction with our children. Sometimes this instruction can go hilariously wrong, as was the case recently with a friend of mine ...

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I Have Learned the Secret

If you had to rate your current contentment in life, what would your score be? Is it at a 10—life is going great, zero complaints, nothing you are hoping to change or ...

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Becoming a “There You Are” Mom

Author and Bible teacher Anne Ortlund once wrote, “There are two kinds of personalities in this world, and you are one of the two. People can tell which, as soon as you ...

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Lately // April 2022

I’ll spare you the trite clichés of how this year is truly FLYING and simply say that I’m shocked (but also somewhat relieved) that it is now May. Our family turbo charge ...

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A Failure of Imagination

Agatha Christie’s renowned literary detective, the enigmatic and highly eccentric Hercule Poirot, was known for many things: his egg-shaped head and perfectly groomed mustache; his meticulous sense of order and attention to ...

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A New Bar (Sermon on the Mount, Part Four)

Do you remember in school when a test or project would get graded on a curve? Instead of assigning each student the grade they earned, the “perfect” score would be adjusted from ...

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Meet the “Book Blogger” Tag

Last month one of my favorite book bloggers participated in a blogger tag. I enjoyed getting to know Carol and her reading life more through the tag and thought I would join ...

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His Whole Heart

I’ve been thinking about the heart a lot lately. The physical kind of heart. For some context: one of our kids had a heart anomaly show up at a recent well check, ...

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Lately // March 2022

True to its reputation, March came in like a lion and is going out like a lamb . . . with a little turbulence along the way (thankfully our home was unaffected ...

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