How to Stretch your Bubble

Friends with God

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I wake up. Stumble to the Coffee,  throw some Eggo waffles into the toaster oven for the wee ones. Don’t worry. We are healthy the rest of the day. (lie)

I get my kids looking like they are off to a Preppiest Kids Contest, while I’m rocking my yoga gear, yesterday’s eye-liner and pony tail. I drop off kids and wait for a bestie to call me around 8:15. I call another bestie around 9:00 am  and I carry out my day.

It’s full of chaos, giggles, and crying and laundry…dreaded laundry.  This is my life and the life of most of my friends. It’s my world in a bubble. I love my bubble.

I was listening to Matt Chandler one morning and he said, “If everyone you love , loves Jesus, then you don’t love enough people.”

Matt Chandler…I don’t have the time, energy, or brain space to love…

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First Day Fears

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First Day FearsNothing test my faith and uncovers fear like any dealings with my babies….especially where I have no control.  Will they be in the best class? Will they have the best teachers?  Will they have friends?

These are all things that I could have controlled a few years ago.  I worked at a wonderful school with marvelous people.  I would have some knowledge over things to bring me peace.

Last November, we moved to a new county where I am a complete NOBODY! I couldn’t name 4 teachers if you asked! Not having control is presenting another opportunity for me to grow in the Lord because it requires me to grab on tightly to his perfect love for me and the wee ones.   It’s another opportunity for me to be open-handed with my children.

It’s absolutely the most difficult area for most mommas, I think. When I haven’t controlled a situation…

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