Just for laughs, Strong marriage

Marriage, Mayhem, and Lavender Toilet Paper

Two are better than one… If either of them falls down, one can help the other up (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). Walking through the craziness of these past seven weeks (has it really been that long??) I’ve stumbled plenty. Thankfully, God has given me someone to reach down and pull me back onto my feet. Those early days, all the changes hit me hard…

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Taking care of ourselves

Five Weeks In, and Five Helpful Habits

It has been five weeks since our lives were turned upside down. I’m sharing the five habits that are keeping me sane right now. Yes, it is five weeks to the day that my daughter’s school closed on that fateful Friday, March 13. I mark it as the start of many changes and challenges for our family. This is no…

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Easter, Raising kids of faith

Easter Promises

My six year old was afraid that Easter wouldn’t come this year. Last week she asked, “Mom, when are we going to get our Easter pictures taken at Miss Shannon’s?” “I’m going to hold Oreo the bunny!” Leave it to my sweet four year old to remember the name of the long-suffering rabbit that our photographer brings into the studio…

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God's Protection

What My Children Are Telling Me about Coronavirus

What do you tell little ones about coronavirus? How do you explain the new terminology of our upended lives: pandemic, social distancing, stay-at-home order? After the closure of my six year-old’s school, my husband and I simply told her that some people were sick, and we all needed to stay home until they got better. She accepted this explanation, and…

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