Author Archive | Christina Motley

Left to Clean Up the Mess!!!

Boom!

My arms were full of swim towels and snack bags as I struggled to open the front door.  A herd of kids, seven to be exact, jumped out of the car in a flurry of hollering and excitement, someone opened the door for me, and they all ran past in a giant blur.  Everything was […]

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My Foot Slipped!

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(A little side note:  This is a true story that God brought to my mind last night just as I was about to fall asleep.  I’m not sure why He wanted me to share it now, in the middle of the summer a year and a half after it happened . . . but I […]

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Such A Busy Day

It was going to be an incredibly busy day.  I jumped out of bed after hitting the snooze button a couple of times, groggy and half asleep.  It had been a late night for me what with helping Katherine finish up her history project, reading just one more story with Madeline, filling out an orchestra […]

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A Birthday Party to Remember

  Gifts in hands and smiles on our faces, we made our way down the five filthy, broken steps that led to the basement apartment door.  It didn’t smell good down there.  Around us we could see broken windows patched with tape, and someone upstairs was yelling.  We knocked on the door and heard Kathy […]

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You Deserve A Donut!

Mom, Christopher said I always tell on him!  No, I didn’t say that, but it’s true anyway!  You always say always and it’s not always true!  Madeline, you stay out of it.  Stop hitting me with the towel!  Katherine, you’re such a snitch.  MOM!!!!  It was one of those days.  Well to be fair it […]

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Clouds Hanging Over Me

  I heard the thunder in the distance, but we were too involved in our game to notice.  “Marco!”  yelled my middle daughter, Katherine, “Polo!” my other two kids and I yelled back.  It had been a fine day for swimming – warm and sunny, not a cloud in the sky, an open calendar for […]

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A Day at the Water Park

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I squinted, held my hand over my eyes as a shield from the sun, and looked up.  “Which one do you want me to go on?” I asked.  My fourteen year old son, Christopher, pointed to the blue water slide that towered about 100 feet in the air.  I gasped as I watched a young […]

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Lord, Lord. Where Are You?

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The street was wet and full of broken, green leaves from the torrential rain and hail storm we had last night. The leaves felt like a soft carpet under my feet as I walked, barely noticeable. The air was cool and wet, with heavy dark clouds hovering over me. Faster, faster, faster I walked, my […]

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Sprinkles, Anyone?

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Something quite amazing happened today . . . something that most people wouldn’t even think twice about. But for those of us walking this Thin Within journey – well it was a really big deal! It was the warmest afternoon here in Colorado Springs that we have had in a long, long time. Everywhere I […]

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Sunflowers and Evergreens

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“Mommy, look!” It was my spunky second grader, running toward me in the school hallway with something in her hand, ponytails bouncing up and down. “It’s your favorite! We planted sunflowers!” A long, skinny, bright green stem with just two small leaves at the top was growing out of the transparent plastic cup filled with […]

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