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A Matter of Focus

Sometimes I get distracted. Sunday night, hubby came home from a week-long business convention in Pennsylvania. We stayed busy while he was gone – the big kids went to STEM camp each day, our littlest enjoyed several play dates with her besties, and I wrote lots and lots of words. When the weekend rolled around,… Continue reading A Matter of Focus

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Knock Knock

Knock, knock, knock. Inwardly I cringed just a little. Outside that door, my husband was caring for our kids so I could spend some much-needed time with Jesus before starting the day. I relished the stillness as I quietly sipped my coffee. But my preschooler was awake and she missed me. I answered her knock.… Continue reading Knock Knock

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Subduing Sin

By Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Why can’t I just say “no”? I was a slave, bound by my own desires and cravings. Food was my master and I regularly did its bidding. Hungry or not, it didn’t matter. Delicious food or mediocre, it didn’t matter. I couldn’t stop myself. I was powerless to change. And I… Continue reading Subduing Sin

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In Search of Treasure

by Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Don’t you love a good treasure hunt? My tween daughter wanted a detective party for her birthday last year, so my husband planned the treasure hunt to end all birthday party treasure hunts. It was incredible. The clues were crazy hard, but the girls embraced the challenge and finally deciphered them all by… Continue reading In Search of Treasure

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The Gardener

I have a garden this year. I love saying that. It feels so…earthy. So…natural. So…not me. You see, I’m not really a gardener. I want to be. I try to be. But I get a bit lost when plants don’t just...grow. I put the seeds in the ground, so now they should do their thing.… Continue reading The Gardener

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Things are Changing Around Here

Things are changing around here. It’s a highlight of every year for me, the writing conference I attended a few weeks ago. I love the drive into the Blue Ridge Mountains. I love the conference center’s picturesque setting. I love connecting with old friends and making new ones. I love learning tools of the trade… Continue reading Things are Changing Around Here

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Redefining Success, Part 2

I will never forget the excitement of watching my babies learn to walk. Even knowing the drastic changes that come with a mobile baby, I still coaxed and bribed and urged them to try. And when they took that first step, and those wobbly next few steps, I cheered them on with heartfelt exuberance. Even… Continue reading Redefining Success, Part 2