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Gift

It was Christmas 2010. I had just received the greatest gift I could ever unwrap, a baby boy swaddled up in a soft white muslin blanket. Not just any baby boy, however, he was a big brown eyed, curly haired boy, exactly the answer to my husband and I’s prayers. We’d been praying five years to… Continue reading Gift

Family Relationships · Gabriella · parenting · Suffering · Trust

Unknown

   She came downstairs on Tuesday, the day after her fainting spell, and said "mommy I wanted to tell you, Jesus loves me and will always keep me safe."  From the mouth of babes - at times - God speaks to us exactly what we need to hear. My precious girl had a follow up… Continue reading Unknown

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Example

I watched as the director stood before the children, telling them when to rise and sit, move their bows or be still, increase the volume of their instrument or soften it’s voice; but my daughter and her fellow sixth grade novice musicians were not just being told what to do, they were being shown. Toward the back… Continue reading Example

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Suffering

I looked up from whichever distraction I had chosen to occupy my mind on that nine hour journey south. The blue SUV to the right was edging into our lane, inches from knocking us into the concrete median. My renaissance man swerved to avoid the inevitable crash, yet at 70 miles per hour that sharp… Continue reading Suffering

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Unfit

The waiting room was small, hot, filled with swollen bellies and joyful hearts. New life was bursting at the seams all around me, including in my single stroller. He was just six months old, my son, whom I prayed and dreamed for years over.  A true picture that sometimes God answers our prayers in just the way we… Continue reading Unfit

Trust

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Distrust, worry, fear, anxiety--these emotions have always been too close a friend of mine. But God you see beyond each situation and you help your children see, too. Not always the answer to the specific trial we're facing, but the greater ultimate hope which is You & You alone. We have the great privilege of… Continue reading #waterforyourweek