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Stay in Your Lane

Recently I watched an interview between the lovely Emily P. Freeman and the equally delightful Annie F. Downs. I have been reading and listening to posts from Emily since the very beginning of my blogging days and to know Emily is to know Annie. I am always inspired when I hear their words. This time was no exception. In the […]

Run Like You’ve Never Run Before

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize! 1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV When I first memorized this verse as a teenager, I thought it meant that I needed to try to be first in everything I did. Of course as […]

Impress or Inspire

Do I do what I do to impress others or to inspire them? This is a question that I ask frequently of myself. In the past, I have  answered it based on the ways I assumed others would answer it. Did she think I was trying to get attention for myself? Did he think I was trying to prove something? […]

Homeschooling and Thriving

This past weekend, a dear friend of mine showed me a bracelet that has her “one word” for the year on it. It was lovely. But it reminded me that I had completely forgotten my one word for the year. Me. The one who had inspired her to choose a word for the year in the first place. Wake up […]

No Ideals in Parenting, Just Faithfulness

Build others up, don’t tear them down! It’s a mantra that I say often to my children. But then I talk to other parents and in the course of conversation, I can feel torn down and I wonder. How am I supposed to teach my kids to build others up when so many adults don’t seem to have a grasp […]