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Mothers and more mothers

*Thanks to my pastor, Paul Seay, for serving as today's guest contributor.* “For women, though, without children of their own, who like mothers have nurtured and cared for us, we pray to the Lord…”—Book of Blessings, USA., United Methodist Book of Worship, page 438 My own mother, Clora Lee Walker Seay, went home to heaven… Continue reading Mothers and more mothers

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Day 17–Restoration

*Today's post as part of our "28 days of love" project is written by one of my best friends and my true soul sister. I'm thankful for her beautiful heart and willingness to share something very personal with all of us. Thank you, Amie!* This afternoon, my husband and I were finishing up an overnight… Continue reading Day 17–Restoration

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Day 10–Dearly loved

*Big thank you to my friend Kelly Booy for agreeing to contribute to the "28 days of love" project!* I have had a consistent prayer for contentment these last couple of years!  My awareness of this need came one summer day in 2009 while on a walk in the Dutch farmlands.  A quiet, picturesque moment… Continue reading Day 10–Dearly loved

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Sick and tired enough

There's a saying amongst my friends in recovery that has held true for me in many different situations: until I'm sick and tired enough of being sick and tired, I won't be ready to do things differently. In my life, this truth has proven itself in dating relationships and marriages, in matters of physical health… Continue reading Sick and tired enough

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Happy early birthday, Margaret!

*Special thanks to my beloved former professor and friend, Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, for writing today's post in honor of her Margaret.* 16 October 2012 Dear Bethany, Eighteen years ago I was where you are now – expecting a baby girl.  My daughter, Margaret, was due on Halloween, but she arrived a couple of weeks… Continue reading Happy early birthday, Margaret!

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Bearable

Some of you may remember reading my blog post about my personal experience with pregnancy. I caught a lot of flack for that post from people who seemed to misunderstand me. These are typically the same people who encourage every woman, regardless of her personal experience with pregnancy, to just be happy, never mention the… Continue reading Bearable