Trusting Him With Her

“I love you! Watch out for the crazies!” These are the last words that I am telling my newly driving daughter these days as she heads out the door. I want to tell her so much more – “Don’t take the turns too fast,” “Be sure to use your turn signal,” “Don’t let your phone […]

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9/28/2020

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Prayer

Yes’s And No’s

Our youngest daughter, Eliza, has a slew of nicknames: Lizzie, E-lizzie, Little Bit, Nugget, Tiny Tot, Eliza J – to name a few. My husband and I have one name for her that we share just between the two of us, P.W. No, it does not stand for Pioneer Woman from the cookbook writing, blogging, […]

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10/06/2019

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Just Say Yes

I know I am telling my age here, but . . . I grew up under Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” Campaign. It was the First Lady’s aim to teach school age children to say “no” to drugs. At times I felt that it was my parents’ mantra as well. No matter what I asked, […]

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10/04/2019

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The Blessed Dreaded Week

I have dreaded this week for a long time. My last born, my baby starts kindergarten. With the way God spaced out my “babies” this is the first time in 16 years that I have not had a little at home with me. My “present tense” is definitely changing. Eliza has been my sidekick for […]

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My Peaceful Time

  This morning, Eliza crawled into bed with me. I had been scrolling through a news app or two on my phone after reading Desiring God’s daily Instagram post and You Version’s verse of the day. After cuddling with me awhile, she asked if I was ready to get up. I asked her if she […]

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“On Your Side”

She came into my bathroom and I could tell by the look on her face something was not quite right. Trying ascertain the source of her unhappiness, I did a quick scan of her outfit. I had helped her pick out the tutu type skirt. Seeing that the t-shirt she had been adamant about wearing […]