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Probably Shouldn’t Have Gone Ice Skating (But the kiddos were SO excited …)

Fred is working super late tonight, so I’m in complete domestic-diva Tara mode. We’re hosting three friends, I’ve even applied heat to ingredients re: something for dinner tonight, AND (thanks to the world’s bravest friend, Auntie Dianne) we all went ICE SKATING (!): I use the exclamation point to describe the experience because it has been a LONG time since …

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Crying in Public (The Power of Adrenaline)

I had two bad (understatement) experiences flying home on Sunday. The first started out fairly low-level … an oversized man was pouring over the armrest between us on a tiny airplane. I tried my best to lean way out into the aisle to avoid having his body pressed up against mine, but it was to no avail. Plus, he wasn’t …

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Might Be The Funniest Feedback I Have EVER Received

I am always amazed and humbled every single time I am invited to serve in any teaching/speaking capacity. What a blessing it is to get to spend time with God’s people, enjoying His Word and the fellowship of the saints! Even ol’ introverted me finds it all to be a great joy. And truly, women are wonderful. I love to …

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Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Rio Rancho & Desert Springs Church

I simply cannot imagine a more hospitable, genuinely friendly, warm welcome than the one I just received from the ladies of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) of Rio Rancho and Desert Springs Church. There are two churches working so hard to serve the women at this event because when the OPC’s planned (tiny!) women’s event jumped from “35 or 50” …

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Two Reasons (Really Just One) to End a Conversation

If I were being honest, I would have to say that when I first picked up my friend’s book, Tools for Young Philosophers: The Elements of Philosophy by Dr. Paul T. Jensen, I was a little disappointed. It is TINY in stature—small pages in size, only 129 in total. Was it really worth the $18 I shelled out for it? …

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Really Didn’t Like the Way that Wolf Was Eyeing Ella

I truly believe that one of the best things about homeschooling is the ability to start into our day, realize that we really need to get out of the house, and just set aside our schedule for the day. This morning we decided that an impromptu trip to the zoo was the best way to spend the morning. And we …

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Five Things Infertile Couples Want Others to Know

I appreciated Challies pointing to this article: Five Things Infertile Couples Want Others to Know It was an excellent reminder of many things I felt during our first nine years of (childless) marriage and also how important it is that I am careful (full of care!) in my interactions with others about this sensitive issue. Hope you enjoy.

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Peace and Optimism and Hope

In John 14:27, Jesus says: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 1 Peter 1:3 says: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given …

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What we fear …

Just when I’m tempted to think I’m alone in my fears, I stumble onto just a few of the things women shared with me in 2011 at my “Fear Not” retreats. I summarize all of the feedback cards that I receive at each event. Listen to the content of just one sticky note summary: – I’m afraid of being alone. …

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And I Do Not Believe That I Will Find Peace In My Own Life … (be sure to watch ’til the end …)

Best 1 minute and 54 seconds of the morning. Thanks, Peacemaker Ministries, and darling Fred too (who loaned me this video). Be sure to watch until the end! I think I might start showing this at my events …

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