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3 Songs That We Have On Repeat

Posted by Carrie Flener on

"You gotta listen to this!" That's what my husband said to me one morning as we were getting the kids ready for school.  A song was playing, but I could barely hear it about the chatter and noise that comes with three kids getting ready for school.  Instead of hearing the words of the song, I heard, "Mom, can you help me make my lunch?" "Mom, can you tell him to stop looking at me?" "Mom, where are my shoes?" I could tell from my husband's expression that it was important for me to listen to the song, so I...

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Behind the Tears

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Mother’s Day…simple idea, complicated emotions. I am a mother and yet I am not. This will be my second Mother’s Day since my beautiful daughter, Kate, unexpectedly passed away. Forever 31, she was an amazing mother who believed in childhood, parenting to the heart, and child-led play.  She never understood why we needed one day…

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a displaced hope

Posted by Amy Ruepke on

My husband Tim and I have lived in Liberty, MO now for 4 years.  When we moved to Liberty, our now oldest, Wynndal (Wynn) was 6 months old.  It was a major life transition for us, as I’d just lost my job, Tim just started a new job (he’s an Associate Pastor at our church…

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Building Our Kingdoms

Posted by Carrie Flener on

Have you ever had that moment… You’re sitting in church…and as the pastor is speaking it all-of-a-sudden feels like you are the only one he is talking to.  It has nothing to do with eye contact or where you’re sitting in the room, but instead, everything to do with the words coming out of his…

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Thankful for the year

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I get stuck in the weeds. All too often, my focus is solely on today’s “to do” list, my family’s schedule for the week, or responsibilities I need to get done.  I think more about what’s right in front of me than spending time reflecting on the past or dreaming about the future. Luckily, God tends…

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