Only 10% of Your Beauty Is on the Outside

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”  Most of us know this quote from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This popular fairytale tells the story of a woman who defines her beauty by her image in […]

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The Greatest Love Story

Dear Babbie, I love you. Do you love me? Yes or no? Circle one. In a number two lead pencil, he signed his name, Billy I don’t remember how I responded to Billy’s proposition to be his third-​​​​grade sweetheart. But I do remember how it […]

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Having a Meltdown, Mom?

I had a lot of meltdowns during my mommy years — and they left me feeling wretched. I didn’t want to be cranky, critical, and short-​​​​tempered but too often, I was. The result? I hid from God. I told myself that I was a failure as a Christian, a failure as […]

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Is “You Complete Me” Biblical?

Marriage was made BEFORE the fall. So before sin entered the picture, God brought man and woman together to form the first family. This newlywed couple had the perfect “love garden” environment. (In Gen 1, as God created each piece […]

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My Ambien-​​Induced Parenting Epiphany

Justin: “Kasey…Kasey…KASEY!!!” (frustration intensifies) Lake: “mawwwwwwwwm” (in 6-​​​​year old whimper-​​​​whine voice) Lake: “maaaaaaawm, I threw up.” (real pathetic-​​​​like) Me: “huh? what?!? what tha heck?!? … HONEY! THAT’S MY BEST SPATULA!!!” (in ambien-​​​​drunken slurring voice) I think we can all agree that one has hit their all-​​​​time […]

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Who God Is

I heard someone say this morning that when we’ve grown accustomed to disappointment, we take the posture of disappointment. He called this form of expectation “resentment waiting to happen.” I thought, how true. How true it is that we have this lofty […]

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