spirit of doing Kelley Gray

Fostering a Spirit of Doing

(Inspired From the SMART Approach) Check Your Head The perfectionistic, high-energy, high-capacity ideal feminine fantasy is worshipped in our circles. Striving to be the ideal American mother is a burden that isn’t required of you. And it is most certainly a burden that stands between you and what actually is yours to accomplish. So if you don’t have to be perfect, what tasks do you really need or want to do next? Get Specific What isn’t getting done in your world? Finishing an old project that lost steam? Cleaning out a closet, tracking your spending (darn you, Target!!), trying out ...
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The First Move Advantage

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There is a well-known theory in chess called the first move advantage that suggests the player who goes first is statistically positioned for the best outcome. When I first heard this, I went and found ...
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Inspirational You

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In 1983, I stood amazed with my parents at Cape Canaveral, Florida, watching the space shuttle take off. It was super early in the morning and I distinctly remember watching the orange glow rise and ...
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Go First

Go First

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This article currently appears in the spring issue of The MOPS Magazine. For the better part of my life, I’ve been more of a follower than a leader. I wouldn’t categorize myself as the mindless type ...
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Go First

Go First

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This article currently appears in the spring issue of The MOPS Magazine. For the better part of my life, I’ve been more of a follower than a leader. I wouldn’t categorize myself as the mindless type ...
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MOMcon 2018 Series: Bridge Building in the Middle

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Sarah Shin is our Mainstage Speaker for Session 2. Check out the MOMcon 2018 brochure for more info! When I speak to a room about ethnicity and race, I’m often speaking to a group of ...
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Writing Tips From the Pros: Tasha Burgoyne

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Tasha from MOPS International on Vimeo. Tasha Burgoyne is a dreamer, a Hapa girl, wife to Matt and mama to three little warriors: two wild boys and one little lady. A coffee-drinker, story-lover and kimchi-eater, ...
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Inspirational You

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In 1983, I stood amazed with my parents at Cape Canaveral, Florida, watching the space shuttle take off. It was super early in the morning and I distinctly remember watching the orange glow rise and
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Of Global Proportions

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Sherri Crandall is the Vice President of Global Ministries and Leader Experience at MOPS International. She is a great encourager and has a huge heart for women and moms. Listen to her interview with our ...
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The MOPS Experience: Meet

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This article appears in the latest spring issue of Connections. The day had come. It was finally time. I had managed to get myself and my toddler up, showered, dressed and fed. Our bag was ...
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first move Mandy Arioto

The First Move Advantage

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There is a well-known theory in chess called the first move advantage that suggests the player who goes first is statistically positioned for the best outcome. When I first heard this, I went and found ...
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Writing Tips From the Pros: Mandy Arioto

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You've asked, so we've delivered. We've gone straight to the source to give you some of the best writer's tips around from none other than the pros. Check in all week to catch them. Mandy Arioto ...
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Find Your Fire: 2018-19 Theme

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Never let the fire go out ... When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. Share with God’s people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes ...
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My Neighbor and the T-Rex

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I’m crouched behind my neighbor’s fence wearing an inflatable T-rex costume. If I don’t get low enough, my kids will see my giant dino head long before I’m able to launch myself out to the ...
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Peanut-Free Anxiety

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Finding out your child has food allergies can be a scary thing. Watching your child have an anaphylactic reaction is downright terrifying. After experiencing it first hand, it’s something we never wanted to see again ...
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I Cried Today

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Audra Powers from MOPS International on Vimeo. Audra Powers is a stay-at-home mom to her two young children in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She's a writer, fitness instructor and loves to brunch with girlfriends. You can ...
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spirit of doing Kelley Gray

Fostering a Spirit of Doing

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(Inspired From the SMART Approach) Check Your Head The perfectionistic, high-energy, high-capacity ideal feminine fantasy is worshipped in our circles. Striving to be the ideal American mother is a burden that isn’t required of you ...
» READ MORE

Surrounded by a Great Cloud of Witnesses in Target

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As any mother knows, when your husband is traveling, and all your planning and creative strategies and Amazon Prime-ing have fallen through, you have to do the thing you are always trying to avoid at ...
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Beautifully Interrupted

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I wouldn’t have really considered myself a planner; I’m more of a dreamer who works on making them come true. I think perhaps I’m not organized enough to come out and admit I’m the type ...
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