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Loved Fiercely—Carly Van Laar

God loves you so fiercely that He gives you the choice to follow Him, or not. Follow Him, trust me, you won't regret it.

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My son suffered a concussion with temporary memory loss and what he remembered blessed my mom heart

Our local mountain bike team is in season, which means Oconee Heritage Park sees a flurry of kids on bikes twice a week.  I am in a family of bike riders, as my husband, Brandon, and our twins all enjoy... Continue Reading →

Filling Buckets

This post is by my friend, Beth, and is the first ever guest blogger here! Beth and I met in college at The University of Georgia. She is married, and has two children, Noah and Hope. Below is a story she shared on her Facebook page and it resonated with me in such a big way. I loved the simplicity of the message, the photos, and that it was a message taught by children......

Over-sharing Details out of Love

My son's surgery was made easier when the surgeon shared so many details, here's why....

God Shows Us the Way He Works

Opening a preschool during a pandemic is among the hardest things I have done to date. Desiring to ensure the safety of the preschoolers, their families, and the staff made for much weight on my shoulders...

Mountain Biker Chooses Compassion Over Competition

Our 9th grade boy/girl twins are in their 3rd season on a local mountain bike team, which is a part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association within the Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League.  Our whole family loves this sport, as it... Continue Reading →

I’m Not a Troll

Have you ever felt like a troll? I have, and here's what happened the last time I felt like one.

Have You Had Your Bread Today?

Have you ever ordered a smoothie from one of those smoothie places? I've splurged every now and then treating myself to one of those concocted-cups-of-goodness. Each time, I've felt so empowered when I order...

To All the Lettuce-Drying Moms

Last night, we had chicken-tender salads for dinner. My husband (Brandon) was working late, so it was just me and the kids for dinner.

If You Take Care of Someone, Read This

Taking care of someone is a special job. It's a job that requires self-sacrifice, patience, strength, and endurance. It's also a job in which there is VERY good company...if you've spent anytime reading this blog, I'll bet you know the... Continue Reading →

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