Carey Bailey

Devotionals

Holding Up Your Big Girl Pants!

2011.  The Real World.  Ice cream trucks, sidewalk chalk, and sprinklers.  Ahhhh…the classic summer memory makers.  The world can be a wonderful, amusing, and innocent place full of precious Kodak moments. 2011.  The Real World.  Illness, death, cheaters, and bullies, oh my!  Our same world can also be a scary, maleficent place full of cruelty.   As mothers, how can we best prepare our dear, innocent babies to go out and face the cold, hard world, especially when it can be hard to face it  ...

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Devotionals

All Dressed Up – or Running Around Naked?

I would never leave my house without first putting on a bra. Or pants. Or even shoes. (You just never know when you’re going to run into one of those “No Shoes, No Service” signs!) And let’s be real honest here . . . I don’t even feel comfortable going out without lipstick. Yet not a week goes by when I don’t get out of bed, leave my house, venture into the world without putting on the armor of God. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil  ...

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Devotionals

Dear Daddy,

* My Daddy doesn’t make much of an appearance on the Cravings blog. It is a site for moms so I guess I shouldn’t feel guilty about that. But he is very important to me and there is incredible value in the role of a father. In honor of Father’s Day approaching I wanted to share about him. I tried to write this post several ways but in the end it came out best in letter form. Dear Daddy, True we talk sports, weather, grandkids, and work. But we don’t talk enough about the more valuable  ...

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Motherhood/Parenting

Body Talk VI: Seeing Priceless

I hope you will grant me permission to presume something. I presume that most mornings you do not wake as Cinderella did. There are no birds flying around your head, there are no pretty bows being tied in your hair. Instead, I presume you wake and look into the mirror and see wrinkles, blackheads, gray hair, cellulite, a stomach not tight enough, and a butt that sags. That is what I see.  Most mornings you don’t look in the mirror and see priceless. I love this picture of myself to the  ...

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