Category Archives: Character

From lemons to lemonade

My mom’s neighbor has a lemon tree in her backyard. She gave us a bag of these super-sized lemons, and my daughters wanted to make homemade lemonade. We loosely followed this recipe from the Barefoot Contessa, but we added an … Continue reading

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Back to school

Today’s the first day of school for my girls. We’ve been taking it easy this summer. Days at the pool, playing with friends, late nights, later mornings. I’ve also taken it easy from blogging. But my brain, like our schedule, … Continue reading

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Backseat barking

I just dropped off my youngest daughter and her friend at gymnastics. Alone in the car, I exhaled, mentally running down the list of chores waiting for me at home. I was nearing the entrance to my neighborhood when a … Continue reading

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Don’t miss the miracles

OK, friends…I’m back. And although I’ve been on a blogging break, life hasn’t taken a break. The ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows…all rolled into the past four months. The best news? God has been – and continues to … Continue reading

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I’m different, you’re different, we’re all different

My sister-in-law’s mother is generous. When she buys gifts for her grandson (my nephew), she also buys gifts for my two daughters. They love their cousin’s grandma, aka CeCe. CeCe’s most recent gift was two boxes of Bend N’ Build … Continue reading

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5 ways to deal with disappointment

I don’t know about you, but I think there are few things worse than hearing the phrase, ‘you’re not the one.’ You’re not the one for the job. You’re not the one for this team. Or worst of all: You’re … Continue reading

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Out of the mouths of babes…

Our church hands out Bible Bucks to children who bring their Bibles, say their verses, lend a helping hand to others. The kids can trade their Bible Bucks for prizes at the “store,” aka the toy and candy stash. My … Continue reading

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