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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

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

Aug 20

August 20, 2011

A Yearly Favorite Blog Post: Verses to send with your children as they head back to school

Just a few hours ago, my youngest daughter loaded all of her stuff into a car to head back to college.  This is not the first time, I have done this but it is the last.  Next year at this time, she will be married.  Saying goodbye always looks the same – piles of stuff in our home, loading it all in the car, and then a circle of prayer and finally tearful goodbyes.  Then there is an emptiness about…

Posted in Faith, Home

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 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

Sep 9

September 9, 2010

Life is crazy right now…

Life is busy right now – real busy. This past weekend, Labor Day weekend, we celebrated a friend’s wedding (which I helped coordinate) and Nic &  Audrianna were home from Chicago to be in the wedding.  Bill and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary which means Josiah and Laryssa celebrated their 1st anniversary.  The weekend also included a few hours at a county fair, church (of course) and a bonfire with family friends.  Before we could blink, it was time to…

Posted in Daughters, Family, MOPS Mentor

Aug 16

August 16, 2010

A Bittersweet Monday

This weekend found our homey home full of our daughters, my Mom and  friends for Alycia’s Bridal Shower.  What a sweet time we had enjoying each other’s company, holding baby Joey, eating good food, and just being together.   Our family and friends surrounded us in church yesterday as we worshiped our ever faithful God, Bill and I both acknowledged how blessed we are. Me, Audrianna, Alycia, Laryssa and my Mom (Nana) Yesterday and today, our good byes were mixed with tears…

Posted in Faith, Family, Friends

Aug 9

August 9, 2010

A Yearly Favorite Blog Post: Verses to send with your children as they head back to school

So many of you have been searching for prayers and support as your children return to their school routine.  My blog has been pretty busy these last couple of days with people looking for verses to send with your children as they go to Kindergarten, High School, Home school, or college!  This time of year always makes me reflect upon how each year I would send a notecard off to school with my daughters on (or close to) the first day of school.  I…

Posted in Faith, Home