Things to Remember

When Words Fail 

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Words can only communicate so much, and then they fail us.When Words Fail


Detours are a part of life. They just happen. So, remember your destination.The Important Thing is Getting There


We may wish for a perfect life, but our journey through life is messy, full of lessons, plot twists, conflicts, and ups and downs. Here are 10 things to remember on your journey.What’s the Plot Line of Your Journey?


Failing with Grace


Will the Real You Please Stand?


Where I live, it is cold outside. And if I could, I would head to a warm spot to wait out winter. But I can’t. And I assume you can’t either. So, what are we to do? We need to find things that bring us happiness and sustain us now. We don't want to wait until it is spring to be happy.What is Helping You Survive These Winter Months?


Motels, Sisters, and Cardboard Boxes

Guest post at The Nervous Breakdown


Sometimes Free Really Means Free


Sometimes we do something without thinking through the consequences. And that mistake turns into a blessing in disguise. Need some encouragement and humor? This story is for you.Email Euphoria


Sometimes We Need to Just Believe


Relearning the Same Thing, Again


Imagine if You Can, How a Yes Changed it All


What Turns You into a Screeching Tea Kettle? 


Why Getting to Know All About You is a Good Idea: 5 Benefits


Counting Blessings on a Card Table

Guest post at Her View From Home

Dear First Time Moms

Guest post at Mothering Beyond Expectations


How and Why We Must Learn to Say No


Why We Can’t Say No, But Must


The Weight of Words, Because They Matter


Changing the World with the Everyday Mundane


Relaxing in His Love


The Illusion of Control


Misspoken Prayers
What We All Need: Now and Forever


Getting Through the Tube


Why is There Always Something to Complain About?


How to Stop an Argument


Learning to Play, Again


Sometimes We Need a Re-Do!


What Voices Are You Listening To?


Impressing Others is a Tricky Business


Exploding Expectations


What if Your Body is as Good as it Gets?


Summer Attitude and Flexibility
Hiding From the Kirby Man


Silencing Secrets


Why Little Boys Love Peeing Outside

Guest post at Kindred Mom


Kindness and Compassion Please


Embrace Your Mothering Instinct


Theresa BoedekerA Letter to My Daughter: Remember This

Guest post at Prayers for Girls


Yay for Mistakes! Part 11 | Dealing With Critical Words From Mistakes
Encouraging Spring’s Potential in Others

Guest post at Missional Women

Yay for Mistakes! Part 10 | Letting Go To Make Mistakes
Yay for Mistakes! Part 9 | Dealing With Really Big Mistakes


Yay for Mistakes! Part 8 | Some Mistakes Are Really Blessings in Disguise
Yay for Mistakes! Part 7 | Mistaking Paradise




Offering Hope to The Interrupted Mom

Guest post at Kristen Spratt

Yay for Mistakes! Part 6 | Mistaking Your Worth
Yay for Mistakes! Part 5 | Quieting a Myth of Mistakes
Yay for Mistakes! Part 4, How to Let Our Children make Mistakes and Fail
Yay for Mistakes! Part 3, Responding to Our Children’s Mistakes
Twinkling Mom

Guest post at Kindred Mom

Yay for Mistakes! Part 2, How to Respond
Yah for Mistakes! Part 1, What Do You Do?

Do You Feel Outside the Circle?

What Feeds Your Soul?

The Friendship Moment of Change

Guest Post at Life Letter Cafe

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