Intentional Living

Fighting entitlement in children (and all of us)

A book review I’ve been following Kristen Welch for a long time. ?Her oftentimes raw prose about parenting, marriage and raising kids is always something I’m eager to read. ?So when I was accepted to be on her Launch Team for Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, I did a little happy dance for …

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Seasons (of motherhood) are circular

When Motherhood Takes All Oh friends, I have two half-written posts, scrap paper with?blog ideas overflowing, and social media shares still residing safely in?my bookmarks. ?Everything is just there. ?Waiting for me. It’s funny how every week I set out to do things and every week I’m buried somehow between loads of laundry, a crockpot …

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I want to be fully present in my one life

How a Garth Brooks concert reminded me of my daily battle with my smartphone One of my favorite quotes is “Wherever you are, be all there.” ?Jim Elliot was wise beyond his years ?when he died at the hands of Ecuadoran natives?in 1956, he could not have foreseen the technological advances the world would acquire …

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Why we’re all taking life too seriously and how it pays to play hooky

A sermonette to myself First, I’d like to thank my Dad for letting me play hooky approximately 1-2 times per school year from about 9th grade onward. ?He knew my rebellion was strong when I would ask him to call me off for the day. ?The year he was not in charge of me, whilst …

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