Encouragement for Mamas of Strong Willed Children

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By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer The other morning I was snuggling with my three year old daughter on the couch right after she had woken up.  I love those times of the morning, where my kids are bleary eyed and will actually sit with me for extended minutes while I kiss their heads, rub their backs and just breathe in all of the their sweetness. “I love you mom, so much… I could never even stop loving you!” she says to me.  The emotion in […]

The Lesson of the Pickles

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Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer As I am writing this, I am currently working on my third batch of pickles.  I’ve been buying cucumbers from the farmer’s market and making all kinds of pickles, although garlic dill is definitely my family’s favorite.  Pickles are just such a tangy and refreshing treat! This is my first summer to try canning, drying, and freezing enough food to put away for the rest of the year. Last summer, I did some canning, but nothing more than a […]

Seasons of Difficulty

As I wrote yesterday’s post about our HOPE in the midst of trial, I was reminded of a series of posts that I wrote two years ago in response to our journey through my husband’s cancer diagnosis and treatments. I thought they seemed relevant and timely considering where we’re at this week, so I thought I would share them with you once again. Reflection on a Difficult Year Reflections on a Difficult Year, Part 2 (focusing on the body of Christ and how it functions) […]