Monthly Archives: March 2011

don’t call me “unemployed”

I went to the doctor recently and had to verify some information for their records.  Every time I get this line of questioning, there’s the verifying of the address, the insurance, the husband and his employer, and then the ever-degrading, … Continue reading

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some of the best advice

A friend of mine, Jess, recommended a book to me and several other moms called Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, by Rachel Jankovic.  The book was written by a young mom in the throes of raising five … Continue reading

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a holy privilege

“Ordinary work, which is what most of us do most of the time, is ordained by God every bit as much as the extraordinary.  All work done for God is spiritual work and therefore not merely a duty but a … Continue reading

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compelled by?

I’m reading Mr. Tripp again.  Thinking on what motivates me to accomplish work in life.  What compels me to act, and to do? Often, I am motivated to complete tasks by the feeling of satisfaction I know I will have … Continue reading

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kindness in drudgery

My husband and I recently purchased Paul Tripp’s book, What Did You Expect?? (Redeeming the Realities of Marriage) for a small group study. See? Well, I’ll tell you one thing.  I did not expect it to speak to me about … Continue reading

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the beginning

From the About page: A friend once said, “I was really good at parenting before I was a parent.”  That was probably after I said something like, “I used to be laid-back.  I don’t even know what that means anymore!” … Continue reading

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