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Mary Roth

History 101

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My little one and I are on full-fledged “school’s out” schedule. Like the, “We have no clue what day it is at any point of the week. And who cares?” attitude. I’m not condoning it, but that’s how we roll…

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)

Class is in Session

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It’s finally May. This is no surprise to you, I’m certain. But hello?? I’m a teacher. Of 6th graders. Bless their little hearts. It’s the home-stretch of baseball. The 4th quarter of football. The last leg of the baton race….

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)

Hit the Bullseye

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I’m picky about some things. Probably more than just some things. If you even suggest that this sci-fi movie is well worth my time, I won’t believe you. I don’t have time for that. Come at me with even a…

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)

The Big WHY??

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If you are anything like me, I’m very fond of the 5 W’s:  when, where, what, who, and why. I spontaneously mark outings in my calendar. I don’t do things on a whim. It’s just not there. I don’t play…

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)

King of the Mountain

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I recently took a walk to the park with my little guy. The “park” is another word for his school playground. When school isn’t in session, it’s a pretty big deal to walk UP the slides, hang upside down on…

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)

A Mother’s Confession

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As a mother of five, I’ve often prided myself on having an unofficial medical degree, dentistry license, chauffeur business, counseling degree, and a veterinarian practice. I can also sport a striped referee shirt and whistle with the best of them….

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)

Hail Mary in the 4th Quarter

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I’m no football fanatic, but I do love the game. College game day, the smell of autumn leaves, sweaters, and all things pumpkin bring a joy to my soul that is deep and gives me all the feels. I’m actually…

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)

Stand Tall, Yellow Zinnia

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   I have finally resolved to embrace being in my late 40’s. To embrace all that comes along with this. I’m certainly not getting younger. All of these flaws I see in the mirror seem to multiply exponentially overnight. You…

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)

Don’t Ignore the Elephant

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I grew up in the days of small-church “prayer-chains”. Was this just a Baptist thing? And that’s not rhetorical. Long before the days that quick texting fingers could form a prayer request and push “send”, and I’m embarrassed to say…

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)

Dents and Memories

In Articles/Devotions, Deeply His

(image courtesy of Mary Roth) It’s a little known fact that many of the most inspiring and deeply spiritual God moments in my life have been brought to me by the eight-year-old living under my roof who sneaks fruit snacks…

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)

It’s In The Fine Print

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but I am convinced that if there was a “Becoming a New Mom:  All You Need to Know” manual out there, few of us would have had children. Seriously. There’s some fine print at the…

Mary Roth

Mary Roth

"The One who calls you is faithful , and he will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24)