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Good Works
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Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A (hold your opinions) quoted Matthew 5:16 this way: “Let your light so shine before others that they may see your clean parking lots and give glory to your father in heaven.” He replaced Jesus’ phrase “good works” with the specific and concrete example of “clean parking lots.” His whole business [...]

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Birthday Thoughts
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I had no idea that at 35 years old today…I would be a mom of a 7 year old boy, a 2 and a half year old girl, and a 10 week old baby boy. I had no idea I would be working so hard for the third time to lose the baby weight. Sigh. I had [...]

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3 Things I’ve Learned After the Third Time….
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It’s the third time around in Newborn-Land and I have three new things I have been learning this time: 1. Embrace the Mini-pity Party If you feel it coming on, take 10-20 minutes to just weep and cry and give into a mini-pity party for whatever reason comes your way. I used to resist this [...]

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Judah Peter’s Birth Story
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It’s been traditional in my pregnancies for my water to break…and then contractions to kick in within the hour. And then it’s go time. But from the start – the VERY start – Judah has been different. He took only 3 months to conceive (over 24 for my others) and he showed himself within the [...]

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Maternity Moments: part 2
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An oldie but a goodie:  ”If you don’t have anything kind to say, don’t say anything at all.” (A variety of even harsh truths can be said in kindness.)   This applies to those who have a daily changing body due to making a whole new soul for our world. Pregnancy is such a ride. And [...]

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Maternity Moments: Part 1
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Infertility was part of our lives for a better part of 4 years. For our first son 7 years ago…and then thinking for a few years after that – he was our first and last. Painful. Hard. Longings unfulfilled. A funeral each month. Sad. And now I am in the middle of a much more [...]

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The Seduction of Inadequacy….
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Four minutes and fifty five seconds. One woman’s journey on beauty. Several striking statements. Take a single look. (from a dear blogging friend…you can answer 3 questions after) The Seduction of Inadequacy I think media has warped my view on pregnancy these bigger days. On life-making and life-carrying and life-giving. We just shot some maternity [...]

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I Want to See
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There were some men back in the day that had heard about Jesus and wanted to meet him. They hunted down a  couple of Jesus’ disciples and said:   We want to see Jesus…can you help us?   So Andy and Phil took them to Jesus. And when Jesus lets Himself be found, He says [...]

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February Fast: Sugar
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I’m 29 weeks pregnant. I LOVE sugar. And right now, I think I ought to have it…right?! At any time, any moment. I am pregnant! I keep using this 3 word line in my head to be quite entitled: “I AM PREGNANT.” I should be able to do what I want. Eat what I want. [...]

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