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The Right Size

As far back as I can remember, I’ve thought of myself as overweight. Indeed, for many years, I have been overweight. A few summers ago, I embarked on a journey to reach the weight which God designed my body to carry. In … Continue reading

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Nobody Works Like Him

In John chapter 5 verse 17, Jesus told the Jews, “My Father is always working, and I am working also.” In Psalm 86, verses 8 through 10, David says, “There is none like You among the gods, O Lord, nor … Continue reading

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Lessons From a Carrot Cake

Some traditions are worth keeping. Here’s a post from 5 years ago that’s still relevant for our lives. And it’s actually my husband’s birthday today, so the carrot cake is served. Enjoy!   Every year for Michael’s birthday, I make … Continue reading

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The Mommy Power

We’re headed tomorrow to meet up with family in another state, so I’m posting a Way-Back-Wednesday instead of a Throwback-Thursday post from the Candi archives. Although this event happened in June 2011, I find the encouragement for myself more timely and … Continue reading

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Confessions From One Tired Momma

Just wanted to let y’all know where we are with Cami and all the stuff happening with the Virginia Dickersons this summer. Because we need your prayers. First of all, thank you for praying for wisdom, discernment, knowledge, peace, and faith … Continue reading

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How We Backed Into Unschooling

Have I told you that we homeschool? Actually, a more accurate description of how we learn is “unschool.” I looked on Google for a neat and succinct definition of unschooling, but I couldn’t find one. Maybe that’s because unschooling isn’t … Continue reading

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Watercolors for Christmas

Every Christmas, my husband asks me for a list, an idea of what gifts he could purchase for me. If you know me at all, you know I don’t often know what to put on a gift list. I think … Continue reading

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Dear Moms of Church Youth Group Girls

Dear Moms of Middle School Girls at Church Youth Group, Can you help me help my daughter? She doesn’t want to fit in; in fact, she joyfully embraces the part where God made each one of us different, and she … Continue reading

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Why Turtles?

One of my daughter’s unique traits is the way she hears things. The this-is-the-way-it-should-be people call it “auditory processing disorder,” where the message her brain concocts from the information she receives isn’t the message the sender intended. (We all have … Continue reading

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March Is For Spring(ing)

March inspires the blogger in me to start to switch to spring forward (even if it feels like I’m falling on my face). My first blog post ever, on MySpace (remember that?) posted March 17, 2006. I published my first … Continue reading

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