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May 22

May 22, 2017

For Moms of Graduating Seniors — hold tight and let go

  Last week, I wrote an email to a cherished friend whose first born is about to graduation from high school.  I have found myself sharing these types of words often in the last couple of years (many of the MOPS Moms I mentored now have graduation seniors)…. You have no idea how many times I have thought of you over the past school year as you have posted photos of your senior.  There have been so many times that…

Posted in A Mother's Paycheck, Biblical LIfe Coach, Christian Speaker, Faith, Family, Mothering, Recognize and Remember, Recognize and Remember, Uncategorized

Feb 6

February 6, 2013

Filling the emptiness in me….

I am still processing and grieving the death of my Mother a little over a month ago.  Most days find me dealing with life just fine and then the awareness that she is gone will wash over me.  I know that this is a normal part of grief and I try to welcome it as part of my healing, so I allow the tears to come and ask my Heaven Father to fill the emptiness in me. As I have…

Posted in Daughters, Faith, Family, Mothering, Trusting God

May 17

May 17, 2012

Continuing to learn this role called Mother

Happy Belated Mother’s Day to my many friends who are Mothers and to everyone who ever had a Mom.   I had a sweet Mother’s Day with 2 of my daughters enjoying a dinner created by my oldest daughter and enjoyed in her home.  I missed seeing my own mother and our middle daughter and grandson on Mother’s Day, but I am thankful for cards that were sent and received, voices that were heard over phones and hearts that were…

Posted in A Mother's Paycheck, Daughters, MOPS Mentor, Mothering, Recognize and Remember

Sep 15

September 15, 2011

Every Mom has experienced this Woman in the Grocery Store

Our new MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) Ministry year started yesterday which means I started my 10th year as a MOPS Mentor.   Yesterday, as MOPS started again, I was reminded again of wonderful experience that being a Mom is and how I have now become… That Woman in the Grocery Store   As a Mom you’ve experienced that woman in the grocery store,  You know, that one that tells you to treasure every moment of your child’s life because it goes…

Posted in MOPS Mentor, Mothering, Remember

May 19

May 19, 2011

Wishing your could fix your child's problems

In the last month, I have had the humbling honor of praying for several dear friends who are hurting with their children.  I have prayed over a hospital bed, sent prayers through emails and just listened as these mothers have shared their pain and tears with me.   The heart of a mother is always connected to her child – when our child is hurting you can be sure the mama is hurting as well. I remember when our oldest daughter  was in…

Posted in Faith, MOPS Mentor, Mothering, Trusting God

Mar 24

March 24, 2011

Loving Your Children – it should be easier

Here is the MOPS devotion that I recently gave… it seemed to touch the hearts of many Moms as they commented on Facebook or at the meeting.  Do you remember when your child was a baby and the overwhelming, deep love you felt for them.  You spent time studying them head to foot, checking out their little fingers, toes, nose and hair.  At that moment, you thought it would be easy to love them every moment of their lives.  But…

Posted in Family, MOPS Mentor, Mothering

Dec 29

December 29, 2010

Recognize & Record: Your Child's Christmas Tree Ornaments

Taking down a Christmas Tree is never as much fun as putting it up.  I am usually ready for our main tree (we have 3 trees) to come down around New Year’s.  Our family tree is a live tree so by New Year’s it is dropping needles and looking droopy.  Even though this year’s tree is still  looking good, it will still probably come down this weekend. I bought my 1st Christmas Tree Ornament when I was 16 and that…

Posted in Memories, MOPS Mentor, Mothering

Dec 20

December 20, 2010

MOPS, Ministry and Christmas

After 7 weeks, 1 surgery, 3 pins, 4 different splints and frustration, I am using 2 hands to write this post.  My hand is still healing, but I am able to use it more each day.  I am still wearing the splint at night to support the healing bones and tendons, but I am glad to go “free” during the day.  God’s plan of healing is simply amazing and wonderful. The last several weeks have been full of MOPS events –…

Posted in MOPS Mentor, Mothering

Nov 24

November 24, 2010

A Week Of Thankfulness

In this new “season” of my life, as  Bill and I embrace (and accept) our empty-nest, I am thankful for the memories that I have treasured of  past Thanksgivings.  Memories of little girls dressed liked pilgrims heading to their 1st grade Thanksgiving feast, of a  Thanksgiving’s Eve Tradition of visiting a Christmas Tree display and picking out new ornaments, of hand printed place cards at our Thanksgiving  table, and of dear family members gathered around the table.  My friends, it has gone…

Posted in Memories, Mothering, Thankful

Sep 29

September 29, 2010

Reflections of my daughter's wedding

The last of our family has left and most of the wedding items  in our home has been cleaned, delivered or eaten.  It is over and to quote the line from the Father of the Bride, “It is funny how empty a house can get, isn’t it?” The weekend was beyond words that I can use to describe.  We all felt the Lord’s amazing presence all week, but especially on the day of Jason & Alycia’s wedding.  The weather was so prefect…

Posted in A Mother's Paycheck, Daughters, Faith, Family, Friends, God's faithfulness, Marriage, Mothering