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22 Aug, 2015

FoMO- Fear of Missing Out

FoMO- Fear of Missing Out

Have you ever felt addicted to the adrenaline rush of working constantly? At the end of the day, do you worry you haven’t done enough? Are you constantly looking for the next activity or opportunity for yourself or your family? Do you have a nagging feeling you are missing out on what everyone else is […]

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27 Jun, 2013

Risky Living (Belize Mission Trip Part 1) and “Roots for the Journey” CD Giveaway

Risky Living (Belize Mission Trip Part 1) and “Roots for the Journey” CD Giveaway

As we boarded the outbound plane at MSP with the other families from Oak Hills Church, anxious thoughts swirled around in my head. I looked at my 2 oldest daughters and thought, “Maybe Clara and Avery are too young for a mission trip. What were we thinking? What if they get sick or hurt?” In […]

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18 Mar, 2013

Life’s Soundtrack

Life’s Soundtrack

I love this quote from Ann Voskamp. Your work is art: it needs a soundtrack. Most of my art happens at home. It made me think. What is the soundtrack of our home like?     We know that faith comes by hearing the word of God. Romans 10:17- So then, faith comes by hearing […]

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5 Mar, 2013

Snow Day! How to Make Snow Ice Cream Tutorial and Family Faith Talk

Snow Day! How to Make Snow Ice Cream Tutorial and Family Faith Talk

It takes a lot to cancel school in Minnesota. We pride ourselves on being tough and braving the elements. But for thousands of happy children across the state, school has been cancelled today! Even though my children are home schooled, I’m letting them take the day off too. In celebration of the new 8.5 inches […]

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4 Jan, 2013

How Our Children Can Have a High View of God (video)

How Our Children Can Have a High View of God (video)

Do you have a high or low view of God? I was born on December 23, 1977- just two days before Christmas. The nurses brought me to my mom with a Santa cap on my head and my parents prayed right there in the hospital room. They gave thanks and dedicated me to the Lord. […]

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12 Nov, 2012

What I Learned from Hearts-at-Home this Weekend

What I Learned from Hearts-at-Home this Weekend

I was so blessed to be able to spend the weekend in Rochester with a couple of my favorite girlfriends at the North Central Hearts-at-Home Conference. Lesson #1- I need to get away to refocus. The most important thing I learned was that it is so important for me to get away for a couple […]

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11 Aug, 2012

From the Same Mouth- Blessings and Curses

From the Same Mouth- Blessings and Curses

James 3: 7-10 For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue- a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who […]

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19 Jul, 2012

This is How Our Kids Can Reach Their Full Potential- “Firm Foundation” Family Devotion

This is How Our Kids Can Reach Their Full Potential- “Firm Foundation” Family Devotion

On our way home from Ohio to Minnesota, we stopped in Chicago.   We had a blast eating “Chicago-style” pizza (yum!) and exploring the Willis Tower (Sears Tower)- The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the 8th tallest building in the world standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall.     Did you know that […]

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17 Jul, 2012

Having the Right Response as a Parent

Having the Right Response as a Parent

Our family just returned from a 1,600+ mile road trip from Minnesota to Ohio to visit family. 16 hours of togetherness with 2 adults, 3 kids and a dog in a cramped car has a tendency to bring out the best and the worst in you. We laughed together and made lots of memories along […]

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27 May, 2012

Band-Aid Testimonies- A Creative Way for Kids to Show Others How Good God is

Band-Aid Testimonies- A Creative Way for Kids to Show Others How Good God is

  Are you looking for a way to help your child to talk about God with others? Try this simple idea. Say to your child- What do you say when you see someone wearing a band-aid? You look at the hurt area and say, “What happened?” When we share what God has done with others, […]

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