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By SARAH REIN          The beginning of a new school year fills my spirit with an acute sense of nostalgia. I remember vividly the nervous energy on that first day each year … seeing where...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — 1 mama’s miraculous Journey

 By CATE MCCRORY and KATIE EUBANKS         Tara Cummins’ baby girl, Journey, was always happy and smiling. When her stomach got a little bigger at six months old, “I thought nothing of it,”...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — Are you expecting too much of yourself?

By LAUREN DOVE WILLIAMS          My parents recently received a quote for some minor repairs and improvements around their house. My dad commented that the quote was about three times...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — The calling continues: Mama, raise that future father!

By COURTNEY INGLE          Take a minute and think about your dad. If he’s still on this side of eternity, you might think about how he plays with your kids. You might remember the days...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — Mama, you are called

By COURTNEY INGLE        Mama, you are called.         This Mother’s Day, your family and your church may be celebrating you. Your kids may shower you with extra hugs, a gift, or they may...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — A mother’s perspective on Easter

By COURTNEY INGLE          If you’re a biological mother, then at some point you’ve spent nine months feeling the impact of a child growing in your womb. You’ve felt little twists and...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — I can’t produce perfect kids — and that’s OK

By SARAH REIN        When our oldest child was born,   I suddenly became a parenting expert. I read books about attachment parenting, baby-led weaning, breastfeeding and developmental...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — Don’t dismiss a mother’s discernment

By ELISA MAYO          How can we know the number of times we have been spared tragedy by a feeling, a discerning nudge, or a fleeting thought? I think it would be awe-inspiring if we...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — When your miracle doesn’t match your prayer

By COURTNEY INGLE   “Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.” ...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — Why we can choose connection over comparison

By LIBBO CROSSWHITE   Why we can choose connection over comparison   “I could run a thousand miles to win the race of life But what’s the value without You? I could write a thousand psalms...

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