The Extraordinary Ordinary

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By contributing writer Ami: “I’ll have the Ordinary Special.” “Do you want blue skies with that?” “Yes please.” “Ok, that’ll be one Ordinary Special coming right up. Runny noses, nap time songs, making dinner, a kiss when the husband comes home, an argument, extra reconciliation snuggles, and a side of blue skies.” “Yep, that’ll do it. I’ll have it my way.” Wouldn’t it be great if we Continue Reading

Grace for the Spring Cleaning Drop-Outs

Grace for the Spring Cleaning Drop-Outs

By guest writer Lisa: Everywhere I look online recently people are talking about spring cleaning. They are sharing checklists, tips, and really helpful advice for giving our homes, our schedules, and even our attitudes a fresh new start. Everywhere I look in my house recently is all about piles of dishes, heaps of laundry, and toys scattered near and far. Clearly, I'm a prime candidate for Continue Reading

Moms Who Aren’t in the Trenches, We Need You

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When you're in the trenches of late night feedings, diaper changes, cutting up food into tiny particles, wiping snotty noses, and holding hands to cross the road, it can feel like a forever season. You don't want to hear, "Enjoy this moment" or "They grow up fast" or "Just you wait until you don't have them" or you fill in the blank. Those aren't words that are actually helpful to those of Continue Reading

My Miscarriage Changed Me

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A few weeks ago we found out we were pregnant with our third child, but soon after I began to bleed and reality sank in. I had a miscarriage, and the following is what I wrote as my baby was taken into Heaven. It is my prayer that by sharing my innermost thoughts that those who have been through or will go through a miscarriage can find encouragement and solidarity as we choose joy amidst our Continue Reading

The Truth that Changed My Parenting Attitude

The Truth That Changed My Parenting Attitude - Intentional By Grace

Parenting. It humbles me. It stops me in my tracks. It brings me to my knees and to the end of myself. Everyday I fail. I lose my temper. I parent in exasperated exhaustion, choosing the easiest solution rather than going to the Lord for renewed strength. Last night, Sam did something he had never done before. Something wrong. Something that scared me because this path he is on leads Continue Reading