When Suffering is a Privilege

My nearly 13 year old daughter came in to do her morning kitchen chore and began telling me how she used to want to live to be really old {“like, over 100”}, but she changed her mind. “Oh?”  I asked.  Why? Turns out she thinks if she lives long, she might live right into the […]

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Growing in the Fruit of Gentleness

When our first son was born, after having 5 girls, it didn’t take long to begin noticing the ways boys and girls are inherently different.  I was amazed by how much bigger his hands were, even as a little baby, and there was a huge difference in strength.  As you can see, big and heavy […]

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The Danger in Comparing

  Our girls have always sung: all over the house, at church, in the store… it shouldn’t have surprised me.  I was the child who clogged through every store my mother took me. I remember our oldest 3 girls singing VBS songs in a grocery store and getting a bit loud, I thought, to serenade […]

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