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This week in our study of A Confident Heart by Renee Swope, we’re discussing Chapter 6, “When Doubt Whispers … I’m Not Good Enough.”

Oh sweet friends, my heart desperately wishes this chapter weren’t so applicable in my life.  But it is.  (I wrote more on that earlier in the week as we introduced this chapter.)

One area, especially, where doubt whispers “Not good enough” to me is in the area of motherhood.

It’s so common for moms to question themselves and their parenting abilities.  Yet today, as I celebrate the birthday of my youngest daughter, I’m very aware that just like a corporate employee can improve in her job skills, moms can gain skills and confidence in our roles as well.  Moms can, and do, get better through the years.  (Separately … maybe there needs to be some kind of an “It Gets Better Project” for young moms??!  We’ll save that for another day.) Continue Reading…

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And … they’re off.

As my kids head back to school today, my prayer for them as they begin another year is that they are filled with peace.  School can be a challenge to navigate at any point, but especially at the beginning of a new year!

So Lord, I do pray.  I pray for all the kids who return to school again in the coming weeks.

 Dear God,

 I pray for our children to learn and grow and stretch their minds, and be disciplined in their studies.  I pray they may have favor with their teachers.  I pray they grow in wisdom and stature, like Jesus did.  I pray they will be honest and fair and treat others the way they wish to be treated.

 I pray for them to form new friendships, and to reinforce ‘old’ friendships as well.  I pray they can help welcome ‘the new kid’ – whoever that may be.  I was ‘the new kid’ myself when I was a child.  Continue Reading…

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Today is a special blog post for a host of reasons. Number one, it’s my birthday! And number two, today is a chance to honor women in my life who have shaped me as a mom, a leader, and a friend who’s left a lasting legacy.  This is also a chance to continue to say how very Blessed I am.

Thanks to the Legacy Campaign at Proverbs 31 Ministries, today is a day to honor the incredible legacy of others who have gone before me.  Today’s post is a continuation as we participate in an Online Bible Study of Stressed-Less Living by Tracie Miles. Continue Reading…