challenges

Is God Really Good?

God is good…or is He? Is it safe to even ask such a question? Many of us who have grown up in the church pretty much have been taught our whole lives on the goodness of God. For those of us who go way back, we can probably even sing songs about how good God…

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Plenty To Be Thankful For

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” –Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden I take a deep breath and sigh looking around my house that is packed full of boxes and the walls bare. I don’t even recognize my own life. It’s so unfamiliar. My husband isn’t…

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Single Mom, You Are Enough

“The clocks were striking midnight and the rooms were very still as a figure glided quietly from bed to bed, smoothing a coverlid here, settling a pillow there, and pausing to look long and tenderly at each unconscious face, to kiss each with lips that mutely blessed, and to pray the fervent prayers which only…

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Thanks, A lot

But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving,’ Charlie Brown. –Marcie A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving…

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Lost In Translation

“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.” –Kahlil Gibran “Can I talk to you for just a second?” Louie’s piano teacher asked with a wrinkled brow and concerned look on her face as I came to pick him up for the first time.…

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Plenty to Be Thankful For

It’s over! The election is over. Everyone take a deep breath and exhale. We made it. The world did not split open and swallow up America over night. There was no zombie apocalypse, or locust plague. But, instead the sunrise greeted us in the early hours like it does everyday. And, one thing is for…

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No Fear

Hello out there! To try something new, I’ve decided to have some lovely ladies write guest blog posts for The Bounce Back Woman. There are so many different perspectives out there, and so much to learn that I thought it would be a cool way to share other women’s struggles and their particular journeys, too.…

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This Hurts Me More…

“A child needs your love most when he deserves it least.” Erma Bombeck “Hey guys, today we’ve gotta do the lawn!” I yell upstairs as my teenagers begin to wake up last weekend. It seems like the more teenagery my kids get, the harder it is to wake up. But, this day they woke up…

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Families

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”- Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life A few weeks ago, as I was working at home, I saw a teeny bug wiggle across my desk. I’m not a majorly…

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Happiness is….

“Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.”–Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky Ding…Ding….I’m in such a deep sleep, I actually think I dream the noise. Ding…Ding…yes, this time I know it’s for real. I struggle to make my eyes open…

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