Category: Visalia First Assembly

Recollections From a Grateful Mother

As I was thinking about Mother’s Day approaching this month, I got to thinking about Mother’s Day of last year. I remember it vividly. My husband works as a firefighter and was on the schedule that day, so off I went to work in the morning dragging my 2-year-old and 5-month-old along with me.

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Life Change

What are you doing right now? No seriously, right now what are you doing? Obviously, you are reading this article but where are you? At home? At Work? Is it breakfast time? Is it right before you go to bed? Why did you pick it up? Are you just passing time? Do you read it every month? Did you stumble on it? All of these questions should get you thinking. I hope that as you read this article you would begin to question why you do the things that you do.

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Life is Busy

When people ask how things are, many of us normally say something like, “Things are busy!” We all have to balance school, sports, work, family, date nights (man, I’m bad at this), and somehow keeping the house clean.

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Kids Just Want to Have Fun!

These are the best years of a person’s life-childhood! The potty-training phase has been conquered and puberty hasn’t started yet. Can life get any better? Food is free. Friends are easy to make. School revolves around recess. Everyone just wants to have fun!

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Even in the Valleys

The raging feeling of disappointment can be haunting. Struck by the curiosity of what could have been or should have been, it is easy to fall into mind battle after mind battle. You may be filled to your highest in fear, lost in what on earth is going on.

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A Modest Heart

The New York Times printed an article entitled, “She’s Got to Be a Macho Girl.” It reads, “John Bernard is 16, strapping, handsome, a hormonal hot-pocket of a teenager. Guys like him were once every father’s nightmare. No longer. ‘The girls are way more aggressive than the boys,’ John said. ‘They have more attitude. They have more power. And they overpower guys more. I mean, it’s scary.’”

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When You Can’t Find Quiet

As Mother’s Day approaches, I begin to think about a place where I can find quiet. Ever since I became a mother, it’s amazing that I can’t even use the restroom in peace. I can be out of sight and out of mind for the length of an entire episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, but when I try to shut that bathroom door for any and all reasons, I have two little people that want to see every bit of what I am doing.

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