Author Archives: Kimberly Wood

I Want Cards and Flowers!

I do want cards and flowers for Mother’s Day. Let me just put that out there.  I recently read a blog that began with “Yeah — if you’re being gut honest here — you don’t really want the cards or the … Continue reading

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Journey of Authenticity

“What about you?” one of my students asked me in the Freshman Seminar class I was teaching at Ivy Tech Community College, “What’s one of your top five values?” We had just completed a class activity in which I had … Continue reading

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Waiting

“I can’t wait until I’m in college!” fourteen-year-old Kiersten recently proclaimed.  Considering she is only in ninth grade, she has a long wait ahead of her! Kiersten, of course, is looking forward to all the fun that college seems to be:  … Continue reading

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Being Real

“I have a good security guard in my head,” nine-year-old Brennan told me recently as we walked into Subway together, just the two of us. “Really?” I responded.  “That’s interesting.” “Yep,” he continued, “He tells me not to say bad … Continue reading

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Building Sand Castles with Words

You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words… This is what separates artists from ordinary people:  the belief deep down in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, … Continue reading

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Untold Glories

You can never tell to what untold glories a little humble path may lead if you follow far enough.”  ~ Lilias Trotter Nearly thirty years ago, my mom stumbled upon “a humble little path.”  Really, it was just a name, … Continue reading

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When God Seems “Mean”

“God is so mean,” Brennan pronounces as I hold him on the rocking-recliner in his bedroom. “Why?” I inquire.  A bit take-aback, to be honest.  I never know how to respond to these type of statements.  I realize my response … Continue reading

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The Gift of MOPS

I use to take MOPS for granted, not truly aware of the important role it played in my life as a mom. Kind of like a kid with parents. They may not think much of all they have because of … Continue reading

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Confessions of a People-Pleasing, Recognition-Desiring Momma

“I think I might get the Sunshine Award tomorrow,” Micah, my third-grader, informs me one evening recently. My heart sinks. I happen to know that if he was the recipient of this award, I would already have been contacted by … Continue reading

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God at Work in Little Lives

What do tic tacs, an older sister, a DVD, and a carton of eggs have in common?  They are all accomplices to one of the biggest decisions in each of my children’s lives. The decision to ask Jesus into their hearts. … Continue reading

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