Mae’s New Puppy – A Devotional

October 2, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 0

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7, NIV About six weeks ago, our daughter Mae heard the words she never expected to hear. “We’re getting a puppy!” I know this because after the shock and excitement wore off…

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Surprise gift – A Devotional

January 5, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 1

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11 (NIV) I could hardly sleep on Christmas Eve because I knew what awaited my sleeping daughter. A few weeks before Christmas, I…

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Hollywood surprise: Mae’s 9th birthday (pictures!)

October 13, 2019 | Danielle | Parenting | 0

We had a wild idea when we sat down to write our goals for the year in January, which in and of itself felt like a victory. Me, I love goals. Mike, not so much, although he’s begun to embrace them. But, we recognized that over the years, they’ve helped guide our finances and calendar.…

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Oreos for Breakfast – A Devotional

May 5, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 0

“How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:4-5, NIV I…

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God’s Naked Masterpiece

March 7, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship, Parenting | 0

In honor of International Women’s Day, this is for all of my sisters out there. My daughter danced into my room as a way to say “good morning.” I looked over expecting to see the same sight I do most days, an 8-year-old with disheveled pajamas and crazy hair. But that’s not what I saw…

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Mama and Mae’s Epic Midwest Road Trip

August 3, 2018 | Danielle | Parenting | 0

When I transitioned out of my full-time role in May, one big goal was to visit a few family members at their homes. My brother and his family live in Iowa, and some of my extended family members live in Nebraska. So we found a week that worked for everyone, I planned a route and…

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