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The Small Town Difference

Posted April 19, 2015 by Cheryl Oberdieck

Years ago when David and I were meeting with the director for placing seminary candidates for their first call, I remember requesting that we be sent to at least a small city. I had never lived anywhere with less than 70,000 in population (and even that was a bit small for me!) So of course small towns were exactly what God had in store for us.

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My Mr. Mom

Posted April 13, 2015 by Cheryl Oberdieck

My husband has been working from home a lot lately and taking exceptionally good care of me. I must say that even when I am not under the influence of mind-altering pharmaceuticals, I am still very impressed.

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Encouragement for Moms

Mom Goals. Getting My List On!

Posted February 7, 2015 by Cheryl Oberdieck

My personal goals usually play second fiddle to my primary vocation – supporting the health and welfare of my family. Yet if I am totally neglecting those personal goals, ultimately that vocation suffers too.

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Throwback Thursdays

Turning 30, My First Mid-Life Crisis (part 1)

Posted November 30, 2014 by Cheryl Oberdieck

Having a crisis when you are approaching a certain age – especially one with a zero at the end, can trigger all kinds of emotions. Approaching the age of 50 is really not that different from approaching 30.

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Turning 30, My First Mid-Life Crisis (part 2)

Posted November 30, 2014 by Cheryl Oberdieck

It is often in crisis when we are most keenly aware of God’s great provisions.

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Mommy Brain (and Other Euphemisms for Parental Guilt)

Posted November 16, 2014 by Cheryl Oberdieck

Sometimes I beat myself up about not being the perfect parent, or even a mostly-on-the-ball parent. But then I remember I am human. I am tired. I get distracted. I get fed up. There are times I throw up my hands and give up. We regularly fall at Jesus’ feet and cry “Kyrie Elieson!”

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Parenting in the Pew (also under, around, behind…)

Posted November 10, 2014 by Cheryl Oberdieck

The parent with little ones in church always think they are causing a scene. But God’s good gifts are for everyone, of all ages, even those active little kiddos!

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Sibling Rivalry: See How They Love One Another!

Posted November 1, 2014 by Cheryl Oberdieck

My two oldest kids have always been the fiercest of competitors, and since I homeschooled them together in many subjects, it actually served both of them well academically. However the rivalry started off early and was not always academic.

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Cool Mom’s Day Off

Posted October 26, 2014 by Cheryl Oberdieck

Truth be told, some days mom is not even close to calm, cool and collected and is ready to hand the job over.

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Laundry, What a Dirty Word?

Posted October 18, 2014 by Cheryl Oberdieck

“Vocation is played out not just in extraordinary acts — the great things we will do for the Lord, the great success we envision in our careers someday — but in the realm of the ordinary.” — Gene Edward Veith

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