Gentle Rain or a Hailstorm?

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I gave the last of three kisses goodnight to the sweet objects of my exhaustion and shuffled down the hallway toward freedom. My evening plans centered on a bowl of popcorn and a few hours of mindless television.

The day had been a whirlwind of errands, mounds of laundry, sibling squabbles, and endless cleaning. This mama was clocking out.

As I slipped into my end-of-day sweatpants and t-shirt, my gaze fell on my Bible and devotional journal. With a groan, I surrendered to the stab of guilt and settled in for a few minutes of “quality” quiet time.

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Have a blessed week!

Joyfully,

Leigh Ann

Little Sins?

This week I have the privilege of guest-posting on Just18Summers.com.

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She avoided eye contact and burst into tears at the slightest reprimand. Eleven years young and navigating the middle-school minefield, her emotions were on edge—but the recent behavior was unusual for my easy-going daughter.

Attempts to question or console were rebuffed. So I waited. And prayed.

Several evenings later she approached, fingers clenched and tears pooling. “Mama?”

In minutes, my daughter spilled her heart and confessed something she had done wrong months ago.Surprised, I asked her to repeat the confession. Sure enough, she was distraught over a misdeed from the previous school semester.

I must be honest. In my heart, I smiled a little. How precious is this? She’s so sensitive, she feels bad about this little bitty…

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Have a blessed week!

Joyfully,

Leigh Ann 🙂