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We Remember Lydia Schatz

  I’m not crying today, as I have in years past.  Is that because my compassion is waning? Perhaps it is simply that time and distance soften grief. Those who knew Lydia describe her as a vivacious little girl with...

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We Remember: Sean

Sean Paddock was just four years old when he died.   My youngest son is four. As I write this, he’s dressed in his Spiderman costume, showing me how he can climb over the fencing on the porch. He’s jumping from...

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Restoring Gently and Bearing Burdens

At this stage in my life, so much of my reading and studying is filtered through the perspective of mothering. This includes my study of the Bible and theology. I find the deeper I dig into God’s Word, the more light it shines...

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We Remember: Lydia

We remember Lydia Schatz today, February 6, 2017. Seven years ago today, 7-year-old Lydia Schatz died after her adoptive parents disciplined her to the point of death. Lydia was a vivacious little girl, adopted from Liberia.  In...

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In Remembrance of Sean Paddock

It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since the news of Sean Paddock’s death rocked my world. Ten years. We had been back in the U.S. for just under a year. God had already worked on my heart in ways that...

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In Remembrance of Lydia Schatz

We remember Lydia Schatz today, February 6, 2016. Six years ago today, Lydia died of abuse from her adoptive parents. I’m reposting this in memory of her and to protect other Lydias (and Seans and Hanas. . .) _________ One year...

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Hi, I'm Alexandra.
I write to encourage us as we become the people God has created us to be -- especially in the realms of nurturing our children and using our talents right where we are.

Six kids. INFP. Reformed & covenantal. Liberty & justice for all. Speaker. Current project: Helping parents connect with teens.

I started blogging as TulipGirl in 2004. Tech crashes and life derailed the site. The archives are gone, but I'm glad to be back.

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