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5 Things You Will Need To Prepare Your Child For The Big Launch

5 Things You Will Need To Prepare Your Child For The Big Launch

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | 3 Comments

One of the biggest adjustments in my life as a parent has been finding the courage to let go and prepare my three super-kids for their big life adventures. Thankfully God gives us adequate time to grow into this new season of parenting. It’s not an overnight heart-explosion, but a slow process that takes years (and a lot of mistakes along the way) to learn how to let go. I don’t mean letting go of loving, caring, praying, supporting or nurturing, but really letting go and letting them launch into independence and growing up and leaving the nest. But, is it possible to love our children AND let them go?

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Weekend Crazy Links I Love

Weekend Crazy Links I Love

By | Everyday Life | One Comment

This new series, Crazy Links I Love will be a place you can share your best links, posts, recipes, helpful tips, projects, fundraisers … your favorite things. I want to be a cheerleader for you, a shout-out for you, and a place you can share your gifts, talents, and passions with other bloggers. It’s really simple to share: Link-up your favorite links with the Inlinkz tool at the end of the post. Here are a few of my favorite things this week –> I hope you enjoy …. and have a great weekend!

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What A Child Really Feels In Foster Care {A Short Film: ReMoved}

What A Child Really Feels In Foster Care {A Short Film: ReMoved}

By | Adoption | 12 Comments

“It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness, and a tiny bit of hope.” If you are a foster parent, I hope this film validates you, encourages you and inspires you on your journey. Thank you foster parents for your radical hospitality!

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Weekend Crazy Links I Love

Weekend Crazy Links I Love

By | Everyday Life | 2 Comments

I want to be a cheerleader for you, a shout-out for you, and a place you can share your gifts, talents, and passions with other bloggers. It’s really simple to share: Link-up your favorite links with the Inlinkz tool. Let’s get this party started! This week, I found an incredible ministry helping children go to school formerly living on a trash dump in Ethiopia. Take a look .. and link-up!

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{Guest Story} Praying Through for Our Miracle

{Guest Story} Praying Through for Our Miracle

By | My Life Is Crazy Too, Parenting | 6 Comments

Three years ago Reese was diagnosed with a 22 Degree curve in her spine. “Please God. Please let us hear good news today. This appointment crept up on me too fast. I really need good news here.” That was my conversation with God on our way to the appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon last week. 6 months flew by and it was time for an X-ray to assess the progression of Reese’s Scoliosis. Kerry D’Ortenzio shares her beautiful miracle to encourage you, and inspire you to pray big! You don’t want to miss THIS story …. but don’t forget your kleenex!

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Weekend Crazy Links I Love

Weekend Crazy Links I Love

By | Everyday Life | One Comment

I love sharing links I love. I love sharing your links you love. This new series, Crazy Links I Love will be a place you can share your best links, posts, recipes, helpful tips, projects, fundraisers … your favorite things. I want to be a cheerleader for you, a shout-out for you, and a place you can share your gifts, talents, and passions with other bloggers. It’s really simple to share: Link-up your favorite links with the Inlinkz tool. Let’s get this party started … this week, Simply Love tees for sale and Tea Collection links.

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How To Love Your Selfie Inside and Out

How To Love Your Selfie Inside and Out

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | 2 Comments

The pressure to look thin and beautiful is an ongoing issue so many of us moms and daughters face every day. We see it all day long on television, magazines, and movies. I look at my two daughters and wonder what they feel deep inside about how they look. They are both beautiful inside and out. I see their beauty, their dad sees their beauty, but do they see their beauty?

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Weekend Crazy Links I Love

Weekend Crazy Links I Love

By | Everyday Life | 4 Comments

I love sharing links I love. I love sharing your links you love. This new series, Crazy Links I Love will be a place you can share your favorite links, posts, recipes, helpful tips, projects, fundraisers … your favorite things. I want to be a cheerleader for you, a shout-out for you, and a place you can share your gifts, talents, and passions with other bloggers. It’s really simple to share… let’s start this party!!

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Why Do We Pray for People Who Don’t Deserve Our Prayers?

Why Do We Pray for People Who Don’t Deserve Our Prayers?

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | 26 Comments

I decided not to publish my scheduled post today, but instead talk to you about something heavy on my heart. The past 48 hours our community has been grieving the loss of beautiful 10 year old Hailey Owens who was abducted walking to a friend’s house. Every time the Amber alert went off it pierced our hearts and we prayed she would be found… alive and unharmed. There are no words to express our heartache for the Owens family. Anyone and everyone needs salvation.

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