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When Your “It’s Just…” Becomes Boundless Love by Jennifer Sakata 

When Your “It’s Just…” Becomes Boundless Love by Jennifer Sakata 

In the throes of comparison, I lost sight of my ‘little’ love offering that goes a long way. Her comment went something like this: “Well…every night, they gather as a family, and everybody reads for an hour. Even the parents.” What landed on my heart was this: You’re not doing it right. If you want your kids to succeed, you should do what they’re doing. I retreated, shamed for my ‘less than’ attempts to educate our sons.

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Heart Gardening by Cheryl Grey Bostrom

Heart Gardening by Cheryl Grey Bostrom

My husband and I have climbed from our pickup to watch a red combine cross a cornfield between steep Palouse hills, a swath of stubble in its wake. When he spots us, a farmer friend slows the mighty machine, climbs from the cab, and waves. We wade to him through nine-foot stalks to talk moisture readings and earthworms, crop size and his newborn baby boy. He wrenches a fat cob from a standing stalk, strips the husk, and rubs dried kernels of seed corn into his palm. 

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Faith that Changes Everything by Cayce Fletcher

Faith that Changes Everything by Cayce Fletcher

Earlier that morning with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand, I opened up my bible to the story of Abram (who would later be called Abraham). A descendant of the chosen, righteous line of Seth, the story of Abram begins when he follows his father Terah to the land of Canaan. The Bible is never really clear about why Terah left to head that way or whether Terah believed in God. In either case, Terah never made it. He settled in Haran with his family and died there at a ripe old age. 

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Why Motherhood Is Like Serving In Secret by Kirstin Tatagiri

Why Motherhood Is Like Serving In Secret by Kirstin Tatagiri

When you’re a mom of littles, it can feel like your life is a never-ending cycle of teaching, instructing, cleaning, changing diapers, cooking, dishes, and laundry. Your children demand your time and attention, and when you’re banking on just 30 minutes of solitude before they wake up or after they go to sleep, they can surprise you by deciding they need some more snuggles, want to wake up early, or just need to run laps around the kitchen. 

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