Prioritizing Your Marriage

January 8, 2014

In this season of resolutions and starting over I have a confession.  I have held back on posting this podcast because I couldn’t stand the hypocrisy of posting it when Kirk and I were having a rough start to 2014.  Kirk and I decided that our 2014 started a little later than January 1 so […]

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I Don’t Want To…

August 5, 2013

No, I don’t really want to play Candyland…again. No, I don’t want to read One Fish, Two Fish, again. I kind of just want to finish the book I’m currently reading (the one with no pictures), or the sweater I’m currently knitting or the phone conversation I’m currently trying to have. No, I don’t want […]

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Submission Looks Different

September 12, 2012

You’ve probably heard 345 sermons on submission (okay, maybe not quite that many).  You’ve maybe read several books or articles about it.  Maybe you’ve been encouraged by other women in your life in regards to it. I’ve come to the conclusion that although there are many things that can be defined from the Bible on […]

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Do You Ever Wonder?

June 22, 2012

Kirk often asks me if I ever look around and think, “How did I get here?”.  He is referring to the fact that we have 4 children and have been married for almost 14 years already!  It is crazy how time flies, and I have been feeling the same way lately.  Cade is 7 1/2, […]

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Respecting Your Husband ~ Part 2

May 7, 2012

After my wonderful time doing the podcast on “Respecting Your Husband” with Becky I just kept thinking about all the things that we didn’t cover, and things that may be taken the wrong way.  However, I also know that the Holy Spirit will speak to His children as they are surrendered to Him and ask […]

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Respecting Your Husband ~ Podcast with Becky

May 1, 2012

What is respecting your husband?  Why do it and how?  What about if you just don’t agree with him?  These are the questions that I was able to ask Becky in our second podcast together.  Respecting your husband is not something easy to do, but it is foundational to bringing a sense of peace to […]

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From 5 to 14 Children ~ Podcast with Becky

March 20, 2012

Aren’t people’s stories fascinating?  I have always been intrigued by others’ lives.  I find that I learn so much through others. Last week I was able to sit down (via Skype) with Becky who is someone that I have learned SO much from.  She shared her story of how her and her husband, Mark, came […]

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…and He Fixes the Sewer!

March 4, 2012

I can honestly say that Kirk is my best friend!  We certainly have our differences of opinion sometimes, but there is no one I would rather spend my time with. Here’s just a few things that I appreciate about Kirk: He’s funny…maybe I’ve just been around him too long, but he still makes me laugh:). […]

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“Little Sanctifiers”

January 29, 2012

I was reading an article the other day on the FamilyLife website on  “Avoiding Mama Burnout“.  This quote, written by Susan Yates, has really resonated with me: “God has given us these exact children in this exact birth order with these exact personalities, not merely so that we can raise them, but in order for […]

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Kids~You are Blocking My Goal!!

January 7, 2012

New Years is a time for setting new goals.  We really all already have goals…we just don’t necessarily look at them as goals all the time. More gentleness is one of my goals for this year.  One day it seems like I have all kinds of patience for my kids.  They can be putzy (which […]

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