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Survival Guide for a Day Off School

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That's right.  We got the call 5 minutes after the alarm woke us up.  My phone rang announcing school had been cancelled.  It came as a surprise -- had I not watched the news the night before or checked the weather app in the last 24 hours?! I struggle handling my expectations.  What I had planned for today didn't line up with how things were playing out.  However, our weekend was super busy, so the thought of being "stuck" sounded a bit refreshing too. Unfortunately, my middle-schooler and I could not get back to sleep after "the call" and the...

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Six Steps to Reconnect with God

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Six Steps to Reconnect with God. L  1. Learn It I   2. Integrate It S  3. Share It T  4. Talk with God E  5. Experience It N  6. Note It. I have a habit of letting my life run on auto-pilot. Sure, I’m making decisions, fulfilling my responsibilities, practicing my faith, engaging with my family, choosing where to spend my time, energy and treasure. I know my to-do lists are getting done, the small crises are getting resolved, our schedules are met. But the truth is, I know that I am letting my life run me. And by lower...

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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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Update from Mama Bear

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The outpouring from all of you has been overwhelming in the BEST WAY!  Thank you so much for your prayers!!!  I have the best news to share with all of you.  Here is an update Terri sent us this afternoon… Doug has gotten out of bed and taken a few steps.  He quizzed Lizzy (their…

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