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5 Prayers I’m Glad God Said “No” To

Because sometimes what we ask for and what we really need are verrrrry different things.

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10 Signs You’ve Celebrated Halloween in the Rural Midwest

Your costume had to fit over a snowsuit Those boots in my hubby’s costume above? Yeah, those are Sorrel snow boots. 2. Houses were far apart and yards were big, so you had to work hard for each piece of candy It was like 0.9 miles per mini Snickers. You basically had to eat all…… Continue reading 10 Signs You’ve Celebrated Halloween in the Rural Midwest

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10 Random Things to Make You Smile, Even Though it’s Monday

Because it’s Monday, because the world isn’t all on fire, and because a smile is good for the soul. 1. In Seattle, there’s a preschool that meets in a nursing home 2. As of last week, snow leopards weren’t classified as endangered¬†anymore 3. The fact that Winston Churchill (who liked his dinner drinks) visited the…… Continue reading 10 Random Things to Make You Smile, Even Though it’s Monday

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5 Survival Tips for When You’re Solo Parenting

Daryl traveled to a pastor’s conference a couple weeks ago. I was genuinely thrilled he was going – he hasn’t spent a night without the kids since before our second born arrived, and times of focused study, rest, and renewal are a gift. I was also terrified he was going. It would be me and…… Continue reading 5 Survival Tips for When You’re Solo Parenting

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5 Reasons Having Cousins is Awesome

We got back from a family reunion a few weeks ago. Nearly forty of us. On my dad’s side, I’m the oldest of fifteen grandkids (and even more if you count the nine additional who have married into the fold). It made me wonder: is there anything better than a cousin? 5 Reasons Having Cousins…… Continue reading 5 Reasons Having Cousins is Awesome