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Finding Calm in the Storm

March 23, 2020
Calm in the storm
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When I was a sophomore in college, my family went on a 10-day Caribbean cruise over the Christmas holiday. On the last night of the cruise, our ship encountered the outer bands of a tropical storm. I woke up in the middle of the night to the ship rocking so hard I thought it would rock me right out of bed.

We had recently watched the movie Poseidon – where a cruise ship capsizes – and in my pitch black cabin, armed with those images of the flipped ship, I was terrified. I crossed the hallway to my parents’ cabin and jumped into their bed. From their porthole, we watched the massive waves crashing against our ship. Over ten years later, I still remember that sight.

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Being a Boy Mom Means…

March 11, 2020
being a boy mom means...

After our mom interviews yesterday with three boy moms, I was inspired to share this with you guys. I LOVE being a boy mom…but it’s not for the faint of heart.

Being a boy mom means…

  • Having bruises everywhere – and not having a clue where they came from. 
  • You’ve been tackled more today than Saquon Barkley has all season.
  • You know who Saquon Barkley is. 
  • You’ve given in to how much dirt is acceptable to sleep in. 
  • You know that if it’s taller than he is, he wants to climb it. And jump off. Again and again. And again.
  • When you hear “WATCH THIS!” you have a heart attack.
  • You’ve heard “WATCH THIS!” 1000000x in your son’s short life.
  • Your knowledge of construction vehicles/dinosaurs/race cars can rival any man’s. 
  • You live for the moments when your child stops running around like a crazy person and hugs you.
  • You sometimes envy girl moms who can actually sit and finish a cup of coffee…in the morning. 
  • You have to clarify that you want your child to wash with soap.
  • You’ve given up all hopes that your child will ever be a polite eater.
  • When you hear your son say, “I love you, mommy,” it makes up for the fact that they’ve created enough laundry for an entire army of washing machines.
  • You’ve thrown out clothes that were beyond washing.
  • You’ve hidden THAT shirt that they want to wear over and over again.
  • If you want your son to do something, you know that all you have to do is turn it into a race or contest of strength.
  • It’s a regular occurrence for your child to drop his pants and pee in the grass – no matter who else is present!
  • You don’t even flinch when they burp or fart…in your face.
  • You know that their finest sports jersey is considered Sunday best.. 
  • You’ve looked into a diaper and wondered: “Is that poop…or testicles?”
  • You already know that no girl can ever love them as much as you do (and yet you hope some day someone will!) 
  • Going to Home Depot/Lowe’s with your son is akin to bringing them to Disney world. 
  • Whenever you enter someone’s home, you just pray that you can leave without them breaking something. 
  • You can comfortably breastfeed your son while he turns backflips over you.
  • You speak in noises more than actual words.
  • You’ve said “be gentle” and “be careful” about 500000000x in their short lives. 
  • You think there should be a special kind of health insurance for little boys. 
  • At night, when you put them to bed, you squeeze them tight and watch them sleep, knowing that your time with them will always be too short. 
  • You are proud to be a boy mom.

If you’re a fellow boy mom, what’s your favorite thing about being a boy mom? Comment below!

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How Should Christians Prepare for Disaster?

March 4, 2020
How should Christians prepare for Disaster?
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With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the world and with cases now in the U.S., according to the CDC we are on the verge of a pandemic. This has forced me to consider: how should I respond to a potential disaster? How should my family handle this “impending doom?” As Christians, how should we approach trials and hardships?

I’m not pretending to know all of the answers here. I’m simply sharing what I’m trying to implement in my own life as I walk with God in this potential season of a pandemic. 

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