God's word, motherhood, peace

Make the Morning Ready Ground

For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. {EPHESIANS 6:15} I look at the clock above the stove. Twenty minutes ’til eight. We’re ready, but where are her shoes? I’m talking to myself as usual (tell me I’m not the only one). I remind myself…

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God's word, heart, prayer

Seek God in the Big and Little

“Then you will call upon me and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” {JEREMIAH 29:12} In the middle of a triple-digit heat wave, the back-to-school hustle had left me panting for breath. The humidity was stifling. I had been…

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balance, grace, school days

What’s on Your Most Important List?

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 PETER 5:7 NLT We love our routines. The predictable, the workable, the structured control that makes us feel sane. Well, my family may not be any saner, but we sure depend on routine. For some, the school season begins to feel…

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awaken, glory, wonder

Alive to the Wonder of this Moment

Today is my only child’s first day of 1st grade. Today is also the greatly anticipated total solar eclipse over the continental U.S. While no one will be paying much attention to my child’s special milestone as much as her mama, the whole world will pay attention to the moment when two heavenly bodies align…

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