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Being > Doing

The first time I ever heard about anyone “naming” their year, I was a new mom, sitting in a friend’s home with a group of women I mostly barely knew. 449 more words


Who Shows Up

What’s for dinner and politics fill a chunk of our household conversation these days. My Facebook-loving teenager keeps me abreast of the social media world, while I’m in the world of  170 more words



There’s only one way to start this blog and it’s like this: I don’t give a shit how you feed your kids. I don’t care what decision you make and why you make it. 1,590 more words


Great is God's Mercy

Psalm 86:9-13All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

For you are great, and do wondrous things: you are God alone. 318 more words

The parent normal

I think of myself as a doer. I see a project, and immediately get to work — hitting goals, meeting deadlines, picking up slack. There hasn’t been a time in the past decade that my to-do list has held fewer than 30 items. 206 more words


Good Morning!

This morning my sleepy 13 year old stumbled into my room. Since he was the first one up, he nestled quietly into the coveted spot right beside me on the bed. 728 more words



God, I cannot sleep,
Even though I’m exhausted, I cannot sleep because the pain runs so deep.
So deep it pins me to my bed. I want to get up to pray, to touch… 48 more words

Inner Life