Where is Mary Poppins when you need her? Somehow this is all I could think as I stood in the doorway of my daughter’s room.
It had only been a few minutes but a few minutes is all it takes for a little girl to turn a room upside down. What I wouldn’t give for a bit of Mary Poppins, spoon-full-of-sugar magic about now?
Alas, the only magic I’m equipped with these days is a dose of holy perspective and a spoonful of grace. The magic, it isn’t
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“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
If you were to look into my guest room last weekend you would have found a chair piled high with little-girl clothes.
I’m sad to say that if you had dug beneath this pile of dresses, t-shirts, and shorts left over from summer, you would have unearthed my Bible, my current devotional book, and my journal.
As you can probably guess, this
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The other day my little girl, Aletheia, came down the stairs with a very determined look on her face.
“Mommy,” she said. “I have some very bad news for you.”
“Uh-oh,” I said. “What’s that?”
“No more writing group for you! I am putting up a big sign that says, “No Mommies Allowed at Writing Group!”
“What?” I said. “Why would you do that?”
Aletheia looked at me and replied, “It gives me a bad attitude.”
For almost a year now I have been taking one evening each
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Last week I wrote about my family’s recent struggle with my husband being away from home and the difference a daddy makes in the lives of my girls.
As a result of this struggle, I’ve been thinking and praying about what I’m to do, as a mommy, to stand in the gap while my husband is away. How do I handle the tough mommy moments in a way that will leave both my heart and the hearts of my girls intact?
Because, so often, in
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