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What Mamas Strive On

What Mamas Strive On

We are always so tired as mamas.  Cooking, cleaning, teaching, doing laundry, wiping butts, bath time, being a good wife, serving at our church or local mops group.  Then, when we do have down time, we tend to scroll or watch Netflix. Why? Because we want to...

What Motherhood has Taught Me

What Motherhood has Taught Me

Motherhood has taught me millions of things, but the one thing that sticks out in my mind— how much grace I need every day from my God. Because I fail, inevitably fail, every day.  A couple of days ago, I happened to pick up one of my boys alone. I needed to go...

Love is Showing Up

Love is Showing Up

Love is more than talk. Sometimes you need just to show up and show love. I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! And if you did not hear: “Mom, we love you and thank you for all you do. “ Let me cheer you on. You are a great mom! Keep rocking it.  Maybe you...

Grace on the Kitchen Table

Grace on the Kitchen Table

I saw a picture of someone’s immaculate kitchen as I was progressively becoming more anxious about the state of my own. I could feel the unease rise as I walked room to room detecting additional disarray. Tears welled up as I battled the recurrent thoughts that I...

The Power of the Lord’s Prayer

The Power of the Lord’s Prayer

For years, every time I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t fall back to sleep because of waves of raging thoughts, I would recite the Lord’s Prayer and think through verse by verse. It is a powerful way to center my mind back to the peace of the Spirit....

The Metamorphosis of Heart

The Metamorphosis of Heart

With all my children in school, and now that we finished the moving process, I finally have some time to go back to my passion — oil painting. I have several old paintings that I did years ago. When I look at them now, I felt something was lacking... how could I make...