When It’s Time to Let Go of Our Children

Parenting, Kid's leaving home

The morning my daughter was set to leave for Australia, I woke with a heavy heart. That one-way ticket, the reality of saying goodbye pressed hard against the joyful knowledge that she is following God’s lead.I will open my hands to hold onto God rather than cling to what I cannot keep. In a way, this is hoarding the past and today is a time for something new.

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Traditions Build Strong Families: 50 Ways to Celebrate Christmas

We may be wearing flip-flops and eating with chop-sticks, but it’s still Christmas! “The baby Jesus is the most important thing about Christmas,” this sweet one chirps as she snips bits of white paper that litter the floor, “but I still want a Christmas tree. It won’t feel Christmas-y without one.”

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I’m Breaking Out of My Corner

Do you ever have those days when you are just in a snit? Days when your best effort is nowhere near enough to close the gap of all that needs to be done? Days when “just one more thing” is enough to push you over the edge of reason? Join me as I break out of my corner, sharing a few articles I’ve had posted around the web this week at For Every Mom.com and Almost an Author.com.

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