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Powerful Things to Pray For

Powerful Things to Pray For What are the most powerful things to pray for?   I am not a power-hungry person. Honestly, power-hungry people mystify me.  I have never really understood that desire. And you know the folks, the ones that are driven to dominate and control?  This is not a struggle of mine. Go ahead, you be in charge.   But as of late, I want my prayers to be powerful.   No, this is not the darkest season of my …

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Worry: Borrowing Tomorrow’s Trouble, Today

Worry: Borrowing Tomorrow’s Trouble, Today I am really good at worry.  Personally, I worry whenever I get a chance.  I go big or go home, where I also worry.   Chalk it up to my Texan heritage. Here in Texas, we have some creative expressions. Truth be told, they are genius, but for the drawl. Which makes them sound a little, well less than Shakespearean. My father-in-law, God bless him, had some doozies.  Truthfully, we use them to this day.  Actually, …

Plan B:  My Baby Ishmael Backup Plan for When God Forgets
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Plan B:  My Baby Ishmael Backup Plan for When God Forgets

Plan B:  My Baby Ishmael Backup Plan for When God Forgets Do you have one of those women in your life that says unreachable and outlandish, slay you when you need it, but really don’t want it, things? I have one. Katie. I have only met her in person once.  She may not know it, but she’s in my top 5 of people I can’t live without.  And yes, I have six kids… and a husband. Whatever. That’s not the …

Babies, Zits, and Stolen Cars

Mondays, Babies, Zits, and Stolen Cars

Today is a Monday if there ever was a Monday. Up to my neck in babies, zits and stolen cars. God, help me believe.  Help me believe, help my unbelief. I have to go to the bank to redeposit a deposit that wasn’t properly deposited the first time I deposited it. The foster-love has an extended visit… her time with us is drawing to a close. My battery in my car is dead. I have a cold. And I am up …

NEW DISCOVERY: 30 More Minutes of Super Mario Can Stop Chronic Nose Bleeds

NEW DISCOVERY: 30 More Minutes of Super Mario Can Stop Chronic Nose Bleeds

Our 5-year-old vandal son suffers from nose bleeds.  Seriously, when the mucous membranes in this child’s nose are void of humidity, it’s like a scene from a Stephen King movie.  He’s actually getting a little more accustomed to the onset.  A few weeks ago if his nose started bleeding he would lose control of his bowels. Fun times. You can’t really blame him; it’s a significant amount of blood.  Once, my husband accidentally ran over a kitten in front of …

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Tiny Hops of Hope: RARA LINK UP!

I watched with clenched fists and pounding heart. Our young foster son, only 17-months at the time wobbled on chubby little legs. The goose egg on his head was still protruding and very purple… and green and yellow. The day before while trying his hand at toddling, he had toddled face first off a two-inch step on the porch and landed head long on a stone in the garden. I had rushed to stop him, I wasn’t quick enough.  I …