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outside of my comfort zone

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I live in a bubble. No joke…our little suburban town is filled with families in cushy houses and chasing youth sports.  The biggest stressor is busyness. Last week I had the opportunity to get outside of that comfort zone.  I stepped into a different world, a different way of life, and interacted with people who were different from me. Our church has a program — called Truth Seekers — that’s geared for 3rd through 5th graders.  Over the course of these three years, they are taught truth from Genesis to Revelation, they serve in our community, and love on people...

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From a Daughter’s Perspective

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Okay… so let’s get real. My mom is the best. When I was younger I remember limping into her room all quiet like in attempts to get a glimpse of her preparing herself for the day. She always applied this one brown lipstick all in one swipe. I imagine she was stressed out (rightfully so) having 4 kids at home. She probably put it on because it made her feel beautiful. And oh my, did she look beautiful. My mom loves God. She sits in her bed every morning and hangs out with the Lord like it’s her best friend...

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A Letter to My Child’s Mother

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Dear friend, I’ve dreamed about you many times.  The kind of dreams that linger in your heart and you can’t seem to shake.   I’ve dreamed about the day you found out you were pregnant, the flood of emotions you felt from the inside out…the kind of raw emotions a woman has when she finds out…

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In weakness comes strength

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Today Jeni is sharing her heart with us.  She is a Christ-follower, a full time stay-at-home mom, and a part time photographer at Acres of Hope Photography (www.aohphotography.com). She has a passion for ministering and encouraging new moms through the challenges and struggles that often comes with raising little ones. She believes in embracing who…

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helping our kids when life is hard

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Hi!  I’m Christina and am 33 (#sameageasjesus ) I married my high school sweetheart…we’ve been a couple for 18 years…and I can honestly say he’s still my favorite person in the world. We have four children and one very old and funny chocolate lab. I enjoy good music, traveling, exploring, reading, strong coffee and sweets.…

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