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The right side of the road

“You’re on the wrong side of the road,” my mom calmly told me. (Really, she was calm. I promise.) “Oh, right. That could have been bad.” (Cue nervous laughter-because that’s what I do when I’m flustered.) You might be...

Never give up

Kaylee clung to the 66-foot climbing wall, about 1/3 of the way up. I could see that the teenager from my youth group was tired. “Okay, I’m done. I can’t go any further. Let me down.” “No. You can do this. I’ll let you rest, but...

Go back

Bang! Bang! Bang! The sound catapulted its way into Cassie’s consciousness. She bolted upright in bed, staring at her bedside clock in confusion. 12:07am. What on earth? Bang! Bang! Bang! Realization finally dawned. The front door. Someone was pounding on the front...

God’s not dead

  It’s heating up here in the Ozarks. (We skipped spring and went straight to summer, as did most of the country!) A couple days ago, my daycare kiddos and I were hanging out in the shade in the backyard, trying to beat the heat. We discussed our favorite...

God is good all the time

No one ever told me it would be this hard. Being a mother, I mean. No, the hardest thing wasn’t the labor and delivery. (Although that wasn’t exactly a walk in the park.) Or the seemingly endless nights of little sleep and crazy days of chasing toddlers....