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End of Cancer Celebration!

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The last few weeks have been an amazing time of celebration and change for our family as our youngest son, Cooper, completed his three-year cancer treatment. (Some of you have seen pictures on Facebook. If we aren’t Facebook friends yet, click here so you don’t miss the fun!) My head is spinning with all the…

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Spirit Catholic Radio Interview

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In January I had the great honor of doing a radio interview for Spirit Catholic Radio here in Nebraska. I was insanely nervous, and so I asked my boys — and pretty much everyone I knew — to pray for me. That day when I picked Cooper up from school, he said to me, “I…

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Don’t Be Afraid to Start Small

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The Mustard Seed.  [Jesus] said, “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and…

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I Still Can’t Believe It

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I have this theory which I not-so-brilliantly call the two thirds theory. It’s the idea that whenever I am two thirds of the way through something, I seem to reach my breaking point. Whether it’s painting a room or helping my son through cancer treatment, two thirds of the way through, I can’t see the…

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Rejecting Fear and Choosing Trust

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  I’ve struggled with anxiety all my life. When I was a child, I would lay awake for hours, terrified our house would catch on fire. As I got older, I switched to fearing bad grades. Then I became a mother, and my fear exploded.   Here I was, responsible for these little people who…

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Are Rest and Prayer Really Optional?

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America is about progress – we like to work and buy things. Time for rest and prayer is a luxury that we don’t often indulge. There is too much to do and too little time to do it. We over-commit and exhaust ourselves trying to be everything to everyone. But we can’t keep treating rest and…

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When Vulnerability Strengthens

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  In 2012, when my 2-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia, all our plans for the future were put on the back burner. That baby we were trying to conceive would just have to wait. That house we wanted to build would remain a figment of our imagination.   For nine months, my son’s cancer treatment…

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When Faith Moves Mountains

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  As many of you know from my End of Cancer Treatment post, my son Cooper recently finished his three-year long treatment for leukemia. Our house is celebrating now, but a month ago it was a different story. I was a ball of stress as we prepared for Cooper’s surgery to remove his port and get…

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