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  • I remember thinking that the newborn years were tough. The lack of sleep almost did me in. And, then the toddler years came with tantrums, and the school years with learning issues and social drama. The teen years were actually a breeze and I figured I was in the home stretch, but I was just entering a new phase of motherhood: parenting adults.
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  • I have read ‘Jesus and the miraculous catch of fish’ several times, and never had this line had any meaning whatsoever to me. You’re probably even thinking “Ok….?” Why would you ever stop to think about the net that hauled the fish? The obvious take-away is Peter’s repentance and the incredible, gracious love of Christ. Why would anyone stop to consider the net? Unless, that is, you are a net.
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  • There was this overwhelming sense that in this news, many people around me felt the need to comfort me, placate me, or apologize to me. As if something truly special was about to be missing from my life because I was welcoming another son, and not a daughter.
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  • Control is my constant nemesis. I'm always chasing it and it will never be caught. Certain times of the year it seems to taunt me from afar even more; the anniversary of my first miscarriage, the due date of what would have been my first baby, the date I lost the second baby, and the third…
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  • I recently went through a pretty traumatic health scare. After four months of no cycle, I began to hemorrhage. At first, I thought it was no big deal. But after week three started with a vengeance, I admittedly began to worry.
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  • “You can do it, Shellie. Take a deep breath.” Right. Easy for her to say, I thought to myself. She was practically a grown-up. I was eight, maybe nine. My older sister, Cyndie, was twelve and she was standing on the ground with her hands propped on her hips, looking up at me and encouraging me to jump from the top of Papa’s equipment shed.
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  • I am continually amazed at how God knows exactly what I need and when I
    need it. Just when I begin to think that He does not see or does not listen He is
    there, just in the most unexpected way.
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  • "How are you?" I recently asked a friend. "Tired" was her reply. While I'm sure she was physically tired, I also knew she was referring to emotional and spiritual tiredness. Can you relate?
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