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Our two older kids have birthdays in September and October, just a few weeks apart. For many years we have had separate birthday parties with both family and friends. As they have gotten older we found this to be very hectic and expensive, to say the... read more
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I was looking at my 3yearold daughter the other day, a thought suddenly hit me. I mumbled to myself in amazement ldquo;We made it through the baby years!rdquo;. A little back story, I had my last baby when I was 36, much older than when I had my... read more
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We all have plans. Plans for the day, the week, the month. Plans for our future, our children, our retirement. Oh, the plans we make, and Oh, how quickly they can change right before our eyes. I remember being in high school, thinking that one day I... read more
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Recently I learned a valuable lesson from my little one. A lesson to slow down, to appreciate the small things, and most importantly a lesson in God39;s Grace. This weekend we made a big transition, we moved our 2yearold daughter from a crib to a... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
What makes a good leader? How do YOU define a good leader? Is it someone who is successful themselves, or is it someone who makes others feel successful? Is success defined by how much money we have, how many friends we have, or is it something... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
Therersquo;s and old Hymn written by Charles Tindley in 1916 entitled, Leave It There. I relate deeply to music and this song has a dear place in my heart. The course goes like this, quot;Take your burden to the lord and leave it there. If you trust... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
4 147;say to those with fearful hearts, 147;Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution, he will come to save you.148; Isaiah 354 I have been doing quite a bit of thinking lately about fear... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
I went to visit a close friend for a few days who inspired me more than I ever could have imagined. She gave me a different perspective on life, an inspired perspective. In the midst of a stage 2 breast cancer fight, she picked me up at the airport... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
Disappointment is described as quot;the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one39;s hopes or expectationsquot;. (Macmillan, 2016) I felt a need to write about disappointment today. Disappointment surrounds us daily,... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
Today I39;m reflecting on how much I39;ve learned as a mother over the last 15 years. How far I have come, and how far I have to go. And most importantly, how I find it easier and easier to put my quot;mom worriesquot; in God39;s hands. I... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
Last week I had a doctor39;s appointment to talk with my doctor about all the fun things, you know, like cholesterol and triglycerides. I lean toward the high side when it comes to overall cholesterol so we had a long discussion about ways to help... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
A few Saturday39;s ago my mom and I took a trip to a little gift shop in our town, my husband gave me a 40dollar gift certificate for Christmas last year and I figured I better use it before Christmas was here again. I wasn39;t sure what I... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
Weekday mornings in our house are a bit of a whirlwind. With myself, a 15yearold, a 10yearold, and a 2yearold all running around like crazy people, trying to stay ahead of schedule, the house sometimes gets a bit messy. Okay, most mornings when... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
It39;s Just a Stage Living the real life stages of our relationship with Christ. We have a beautiful 2yearold daughter. A beautiful, strongwilled 2yearold daughter. Like most little ones, the word NO can send her off on a tangent of fits. You... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
Matthew 162426Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. 147;Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You39;re not in the driver39;s seat; I am. Don39;t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I39;ll show you how read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
quot;Grace (from the Greek New Testament word charis) is God39;s unmerited favor. It is kindness from God that we don39;t deserve. There is nothing we have done, nor can ever do to earn this favor. It is a gift from God.quot; (Mary Fairchild,... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
My mom loves to cook. Not only does she enjoy cooking, she39;s really, really good at it. If you know her, she39;ll be sure to invite you over for her falloffthe bone BBQ ribs. In addition to being an excellent cook, she39;s an outstanding... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
A month and a half ago I had a surgery to correct some heartburn issues I39;ve had for many years. I had high hopes that with surgery on Friday, I could rest over the weekend and be back to work on Monday. (I am self employed so paid time off is not... read more
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147;So be content with who you are, and don39;t put on airs. God39;s strong hand is on you; He39;ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you148; 1 Peter 567 (MSG) Sometimes, we all need help. And... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
This morning mom lost it. (mom being me)Sometimes, our little blessings have a way of finding that last nerve we have and stomping on it. Most days when this happens, when I feel a scream coming on, I can put myself in a timeout. Maybe just a few... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
Back in 2008 I found myself divorced and raising two children basically on my own. My exhusband was always struggling financially so I figured forcing him to pay child support would only make everyones situation worse. For years after our divorce I... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
147;In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.148; (Proverbs 169) My husband and I own a small auto parts store in a rural community in the Midwest. As part of our services we deliver parts to customers and garages... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
A Mom39;s Prayer quot;Direct your children unto the right path and when they are older they will not leave itquot; Proverbs 226 My son is 14. A wonderful young man (his 9 yearold sister may not agree) but he makes me proud. I39;m not saying... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
Things I Can39;t Imagine At 23 I found myself pregnant, unmarried, and scared out of my mind. I had no idea how to be a mom. Now I can39;t imagine life without the young man he has become. I was divorced 7 years ago and left to raise my two kids... read more
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Nancy Stank @nancystank (United States)
Lessons from Losing Thoughts on Being the Loser I have never been very athletic. I played a few sports in middle school but I didn39;t have that quot;natural abilityquot; so after 8th grade I didn39;t participate in any extracurricular sports read more
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