Mind Mumbles


Stop Fighting And Start Serving

I waited tables for five years, and have shared before how grateful I am for everything that experience taught me about life. The first two years I waited tables, I loved it. LOVED it. I was ready to quit college…
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Ma vs. Mama: A Comparison

We have a longstanding rule in our home, and for the almost-14 years we’ve been married, I believe it has helped our marriage. But now I’m questioning the rule. And my degree of personal selfishness. The rule is: whoever cooks…
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Money Mumbles: The Reality of Financial Fear

When Hubs and I came back from our honeymoon, we dove head-first into the struggles of married life. He had to get up to be at his job by 6:00 am, and I was just starting a job as a…
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Happy birthday, Babe!


As you all know, I’m crazy. About my husband, I mean. Crazy about my husband. Slow down. Almost 16 years ago, this shy, handsome fellow stepped out of his car to meet me for the first time. He’s been letting…
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How To Be A Camping Family


For those of you who want to know how to be a camping family, here’s your helpful list: Go camping.   That’s it. That’s seriously all you have to do. For some reason, however, it has been Y E A…
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Lucky 13: A Post About My Husband


I can’t help myself. Every year, on or around my anniversary, I have to write a post about my husband. Because how else will the masses¬†know how amazing he is unless I put it in writing and publish it on…
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Making Moments Count: A Manifesto

Prior to 2013, I thought I had life figured out. My marriage had overcome some serious obstacles, our oldest daughter had overcome her dramatic entrance into the world two months prematurely, I was (slowly) climbing the corporate ladder, building skills…
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The Cost of Being Stuck: A Life Lesson From My Soup Pot

There are three chores I really dislike. Putting clothes away, mopping floors, and washing dishes. I love the dishwasher, but if I have to wash something by hand, I turn into a 10-year-old defiant child. I let it sit. And…
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When The World Says “You Can’t”

What are you facing right now that threatens to overpower you? What lies are worming their way into your heart, causing you to doubt or question your strength and power in the God who created you? What is the devil taunting you with? What is the enemy talking about saying, “you can’t.”

What Good Am I?

I’ve fallen behind from where I wanted to be with my book-writing, but I’m still plugging along. It’s at a slower, less productive pace than I was aiming for, but it’s progress, nonetheless. One thing that has really surprised me…
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