Monthly Archives: April 2016

Dear First Born, It’s not you, it’s me.

Such a touching post from Wonderoak.com.  Very timely as my firstborn graduates from college.     Dear First Born, I remember the day I first held you in my arms. You became, and I also became. I’d thought about motherhood … Continue reading

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In a Funk

Yeesh. 500 words or less is REALLY hard for me.  A discipline I must really put my mind to. Life continues to go careening forward full tilt as we proceed with our move.  House on the market tomorrow.  All the … Continue reading

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Adult Children of Difficult Parents

  Mom. Dad.  Mother.  Father.  Mommy.  Daddy. These names can evoke a myriad of feelings for most of us.  Love.  Warmth.  Caring.  Affection.  Fear.  Sadness.  Anger.  Yet more times than not, it seems that at least one of these names … Continue reading

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In the Crazy Moments

Life has been insane.  It doesn’t seem possible, but I’ve actually been too busy to write.  That hardly ever happens.  And, lack of writing time sort of unbalances me. We are moving.  It’s a good move, one I’ve looked forward … Continue reading

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God’s Plan for Sexuality and Purity

When our kids were preteens, we took each one individually on a mother-daughter or father-son “getaway.”  The purpose was to have “the talk,” but more.  We wanted to introduce God’s plan for sexuality to our kids, in a way it … Continue reading

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The Tolls Parenting Takes on a Marriage

    We are getting further and further removed from the crazy days of intense, hands-on parenting.  Before the memories fade, I need to spend some more time on this topic, as I know that some of you are right … Continue reading

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The Strong-Willed Woman

Submission: Yielding my will to another.  I’m to be submissive to God AND my husband. The struggle of wifely submission for a Strong-Willed woman is very real. My journey towards an authentically Biblical marriage started nearly 4 years ago, just as … Continue reading

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Trying Hard to Submit

  A few months after I began this blog, SJ asked for the web address so he could read it.  I had already posted Our Story, and written a good half-dozen posts. A little bit of history.  I have been … Continue reading

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Gal Pals and Sisterhood

  I look around my living room at the 8 other women listening to our last Beth Moore video in our study, “Believing God.” We’ve just had a “potluck” dinner where everyone brought something special, and sat around the table … Continue reading

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