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The Womb Time That Winter Brings

Winter has a way of reminding me I can’t control every aspect of my life. Ever since I was young, I have loved the seasons. The unique feel, tastes and rhythms of nature have always whispered to me that there is more going on than meets the eye. Which is why I fully believe that God has written his story of redemption into the seasons we experience. Summer is a time of growing and thriving, fall is a time of harvesting, winter is a time of darkness where all feels dead and buried, but in reality, new life is stirring right ...
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With Love, From MOPS

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Hello Dearest, Post-holiday season has officially arrived, and I am ready to bury 2016 along with the dirty Kleenex from winter colds. But sure as day, these first few weeks of January have been met with ...
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The Lost Boys of Portland, England

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I was climbing up the steep grade of England’s rocky coast. Through strands of hair whipped across my face by the sea breeze, I watched the sky fade into pink and purple over the glittering ...
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Chasing Wonder

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Life just wasn’t making sense that day. I’d yelled at my kids, spoke harshly to my husband, and couldn’t seem to chip the resentment off my heart. I was weary, blindly stumbling and stagnating in ...
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The Womb Time That Winter Brings

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Winter has a way of reminding me I can’t control every aspect of my life. Ever since I was young, I have loved the seasons. The unique feel, tastes and rhythms of nature have always whispered ...
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The Lost Boys of Portland, England

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I was climbing up the steep grade of England’s rocky coast. Through strands of hair whipped across my face by the sea breeze, I watched the sky fade into pink and purple over the glittering ...
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Chasing Wonder

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Life just wasn’t making sense that day. I’d yelled at my kids, spoke harshly to my husband, and couldn’t seem to chip the resentment off my heart. I was weary, blindly stumbling and stagnating in ...
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Embracing Differences: In-law Edition

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My husband married a woman unlike the women in his family. His mother and sisters are logical, organized and have lots of common sense. They’re great planners, they can spot a problem from a mile
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How I’m Choosing to Parent Differently Because I’m Married to a Man That Used to Look at Porn

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I don't want to be different! I want to fit in, be part of the crowd! No, this is not your child talking. It's me – hitting my fists against a pillow. Resisting, screaming, begging to be normal ...
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How the Shattering Pain of Betrayal Made Me Kinder

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I really didn't know what it was like to suffer from heart break until I was in my mid to late-twenties. Sure, life hadn't been perfect before then — I had felt pain before. But this was ...
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The Journey to Good Health

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When my oldest child was just six weeks old, I was sitting in the doctor’s office for a follow-up appointment, flipping through a magazine and reflecting on the highs and lows of caring for a ...
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DIY Wonder Dome

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We are re-imagining one of our favorite childhood trinkets: the snow globe. We love the idea of being able to change out the display depending on the season or the aesthetic of a room. MATERIALS Wooden ...
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Smart, Easy Organizational Tips for the New Year

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When life gets busy, the house tends to suffer. It’s only natural. Laundry piles up, clutter starts to take over and before you know it, you’re feeling overwhelmed. The good news is you don’t have ...
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With Love, From MOPS

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Hello Dearest, Post-holiday season has officially arrived, and I am ready to bury 2016 along with the dirty Kleenex from winter colds. But sure as day, these first few weeks of January have been met with ...
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Call for Submission – February Blog

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Theme: Idolatry of Magnitude We often seek out big moments in life. Fiery sunsets in exotic places. Ideas that will change the world.  We seem to live in a culture plagued with an idolatry of magnitude ...
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Call for Submissions: Spring 2017 Magazine

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Hope: Hope is the belief that it all matters. It is accepting all the mess, acknowledging that our hurt isn’t all for naught and that there is greater meaning in our day-to-day life. It is the ...
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Four Boundaries to Help Children Cultivate a Sense of Wonder

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Think of a time you let yourself get lost in a moment. Perhaps you stared into the sky and let your eyes wander without a thought in your mind … Remember the excitement, peace, openness and ...
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Redefining Hospitality

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Growing up in the South women were defined by their hospitality, church potlucks and family reunions. You were nothing if not considered a phenomenal luncheon hostess or the catalyst for the ladies’ afternoon book club ...
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Remembering the Sabbath

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A friend of mine who grew up in Benin was recently asked what she found to be the hardest thing about living in the States. She responded: “Probably the way the Sabbath day is treated ...
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Brave Collective: Nashville

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Traveling south from Nashville, Tennessee, the green hills are lined with white fences. It brings to mind gatherings around farm tables with home-cooked meals. The mood was set as Dalley Galuzzi, Jackie Alvarez and Mandy ...
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Brave Collective: NYC

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We gathered in a second floor Long Island City apartment. It was a couple blocks from the waterfront and the first subway stop in Queens outside of Manhattan. We maneuvered the table into the living ...
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Encouraging Your Brave Collective

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My four-year-old daughter happens to be the biggest fan of me doing the Brave Collective. No, really. She found a shirt with a feather on it and wears it every time I have a Brave Collective ...
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