Category Archives: Gratitude

When I Wish for a Different Life

Lately? I’ve been feeling harried and haggard. Frayed at the edges and rushed in the middle. Because life is ballet mom, flag football mom, wife, teacher, migraine sufferer, committee member, writer, all the other things and somewhere in there—me. Have … Continue reading

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Momma? Don’t Wish Your Summer Away

So. I’m a week into summer. And I can’t get enough of my kiddos. I have something I’d like to talk about. Something that’s kinda bugged me for years. Basically since I had to step back into the classroom and leave … Continue reading

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On the Worry of Raising Children Well

Yeah…so I thought I was going to write a word or two on gratitude. But instead the still small Voice led me to this…And well? My Thanksgiving for the peace it gives my heart? A humble gratefulness. Thanksgiving approaches, slipping … Continue reading

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Why Thank You Means so Much

The day started simple enough. The normal, drag-myself-out-of-bed-before-the-sun-knows-how-to-rise kind of morning. After getting dressed, I sauntered into the kitchen believing time was all mine. Until I looked at the blue-green, numbered glow from the microwave. Not only was I late. … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Rooted in Grace

I’ll never forget the scene burned into my memory. Our driver slowed to a crawl as we traveled down the South African mountains on the way to the Eastern Cape. A truck filled with kernels of corn had overturned. From my … Continue reading

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