Identity

Change Your Expectations

Change Your Expectations

Throughout my first pregnancy and in my first few months as a mom, I got a ton of advice. One thing I heard repeatedly was “lower your expectations.” As in, lower your expectations about how much time you will have… Read more →
No Job Too Small

No Job Too Small

by: Brandy Heckford A few months ago, our elementary school had to remove all of its door stoppers to comply with the fire marshal’s instruction that they were fire hazards. The next day, great wailings of agony and frustration could… Read more →
Remodel My Heart

Remodel My Heart

I live in a beautiful home. A few years ago, when I was 6 months pregnant with my first child, my husband and I moved into our current house. I have loved this home since the moment I set eyes… Read more →
I Left My Baby in a Hot Car: Part 2

I Left My Baby in a Hot Car: Part 2

I Left My Baby in a Hot Car: Part 2- What Shame by Anonymous     What shame I felt in the days that followed. If only they knew what I did. If only they knew what I did. I’m… Read more →
Redefining: TRUE BEAUTY

Redefining: TRUE BEAUTY

Billions of dollars a year are spent by old people trying to look younger and young people trying to look older. One day our bodies will break down and die. The Bible says the hero David was “beautiful and strong”… Read more →
The Whys Behind My Lies

The Whys Behind My Lies

by:  Anonymous    I grew up watching my mother painstakingly save money and avoid my dad’s temper. She discreetly poured powdered milk back into the gallons, emptied ibuprofen into the Advil bottle, and disguised ground turkey as hamburger. All this… Read more →
Have You Checked Your Back Yard?

Have You Checked Your Back Yard?

It was the stereotypical, last minute, “flight of the bumblebee.”  A group of ladies were coming to my house for the first time.  Grumbling, I picked up the shoes that I had asked my daughter to take to her room… Read more →
Our Song

Our Song

Since we were dating, my husband would sing me MY song. The words are not important, nor is the fact that my husband cannot carry a tune. This song has become his way of calming me. He has reminded me… Read more →
My Identity Is…

My Identity Is…

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Small Dreams: Those Shameful Misfits

Small Dreams: Those Shameful Misfits

She talked fast, enthusiastic smile lighting up her features, stars dancing in those green eyes: “This summer I’m headed to Africa to dig wells then interning at a school for the blind.  It’s a lot with marathon training and getting… Read more →
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