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Wiper of noses and bottoms, official Lego piece finder, blogger, writer, wife, mother. Vanessa relishes each and every role she plays and seeks to serve her Heavenly Father as she serves those around her!

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  1. LOVE this post! Chuckled HARD at “especially ones that are used by little boys.” As the mother of three of them I just totally GOT this!

    God bless you! May you get a small peek of EXACTLY how He sees you today!

  2. Love this!

    Thank you for the reminders of His perfect truths. I often look at myself through “world colored” glasses instead of through the eyes of Truth.

    A lovely reminder to me, for sure! Have a great weekend!

  3. Excellent post and reminder! We all, especially women, see ourselves through world colored glasses & need to be reminded that He created us and loves us JUST AS WE ARE – Imperfections and all!!

  4. Thanks for the wonderful post , Vanessa! It’s good to be reminded of His love and acceptance regardless of our age or stage of life. Love from your Mother

  5. That was so beautifully written, thank you for that. I need to be reminded to see myself the way God sees me.

    Thank you!!!

  6. That was beautiful, Vanessa! And it rang so true for me this week {especially the part re: cleaning the bathroom of little boys!} What a wonderful internal dialogue you’ve given us: instead of saying “never” {which I seem to do a lot}, say “Always!”


  7. Love this! We do live in a world that seems to gravitate to absolutes. How wonderful that you’ve pointed us all in the right direction: toward the God who loves us – absolutely!

    (SO wonderful to see you here at (in)courage!)