You Are Really Good for People

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I need to share a secret with you. So I’m inviting you into our cottage, right here pat pat on our laundry-covered couch, near random dog toys, and little boy hand-written scratch-paper books scattered on the coffee table. I’m welcoming you near so I can offer a whisper and a sweet dose of truth. One I’m learning in real time. Your greatest strength is the exact area the …

A New Puppy and an Old Dog

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Over Valentine’s Day weekend, Teddy joined our family. He’s a Shitty Malt (Shitzu-Maltese mix) and immediately became the center of attention. Which left our beloved Bruiser, ten years wise, feeling a bit, well, old news. My friends teased me. What animal are you gonna get next? You see, they know I have a pet-loving obsession. One day we’ll live in an upcycled …

The balance of individualism and Acceptance

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“Two become one.” “You’re just like her or him.” One of the most incredible aspects of connection is when we share common personality traits or passions with another soul. We celebrate it. It’s good. But something inside can also fight against being told we are “just like her or him” because it sounds as if we are no longer our whole …

Parenting at Eye Level

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They start off as babes, and we hold them close, staring for hours at their always-near faces. Those satin cheeks and wondrous eyelashes, those perfectly pink puckered lips. We cradle, rock, and burp them over our shoulders. An arms reach away, they are soaked up and prayed over. Before we know it, they clench blankets and scoot forward. As they …

How to Quiet the Comparison Voice

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It’s been a stressful season. Bry and I are working our booties off in our marriage, not because things are bad, but because we want them to be great. Deep. On the same page. Confident. And that takes work. Not sure if it’s their ages, or school, or where they are developmentally, but our boys are requesting and requiring much …

Happy 3rd Heavenersary, Dad

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Dad, Wow! Tomorrow marks 3 years since we last hugged, since you cheered the boys at a football game, or “stopped by” on your way to walk the Huntington Beach Pier. Tanner started football again, and it reminds us of his first game, days before your stroke. Do you remember how he stood heads shorter than the other boys? Remember hootin’ …

Author of my Days

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You’re in for a treat with today’s Guest Author, Alyssa Gluck from the blog Revealing the Story. When I was an APU Freshmen, Alyssa was my RA- an authentic, faithful, people-loving soul with the best.laugh.ever and a heart to serve locally and internationally. She was and is the real deal and I know her words will inspire you (as they do me) …

Unconditionally Loved

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Enjoy the audio version here. 🙂   It was days before last Christmas. A dark season for sure, swarming with the enemy pecking at my identity, questioning my confidence, leading me to believe that stupid “I’m too much” lie. Sitting cross-legged in our reading nook, I got real with my Heavenly Father. Because that’s where I’ve learned the best conversations come. When I …