Being a Real Woman

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There is so much talk in the media today about women and how oppressed we are. We had a vibrant discussion on my facebook profile recently about how blessed I feel that my mom somehow raised me to be a strong woman, but one who didn’t look to my gender as the excuse or reason for why things do or …

Reasons to be Thankful

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Thanksgiving is next week, and that means our thoughts turn to all of the reasons we have to be thankful. Thankfulness is a choice. No matter what life throws our way, we can be #thankful says @cara_putman Click To Tweet There is so much I have to be thankful for. A wonderful husband. Four amazing kids. A house that more …

To Dance in the Waves

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This week I’m at a conference in Southern California. Last night I walked along the beach, listening to the Pacific Ocean roar as its waves crashing against the beach. As I walked, I was reminded awesome my God is, and yet I stayed on the walkway…not along the sand. Partly this was because by the time I could get to the beach it was …

4 Tricks for Living in the Moment

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Yesterday morning, the KLOVE morning show was talking about the “this is your brain, this is drugs, this is your brain on drugs” commercial. Some of you remember that commercial quite vividly. Others have no idea what I’m talking about. Some days it feels like: this is my life, this is my life on steroids, this is my life on …

The Do-It-All Mom? Who me?

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This week the do-it-all nature of life is a tad overwhelming, so I’m bringing up this column. Come back tomorrow as I talk about one reason I can “appear” to be the Do-It-All Mom. By the way, I can’t believe how much bigger my kids are today!3 Cara   (Febr 2012) This week I’m starting a new venture. I’m a …

My 2015 Word: Brave

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[box type=”shadow”] Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. –Omar N. Bradley [/box] It’s that time of year. A new year. A fresh calendar page. An opportunity to embrace the unknown of the future… Or cower in fear of what’s to come as it hides behind the veil of the unknown. As I look at …

The Promised Land

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The last week, I’ve been wiped out — had a cough that steals my sleep and a complete lack of voice. I don’t do sick well…life never seems to stop for it. But I’ve tried. Really I have. I’ve also been thinking. God’s been pushing open doors in all areas of my life this month. It’s pretty exciting — if …

The Myth I will ever be Enough

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I just got back from ACFW Sunday night…and have been diving back into life since then. As I focus on what happened at the conference, I come back to the reality that I am nothing without God. My dreams…bankrupt without Him to breathe life into them. My friendships…filled with self without Him to turn the focus to service. My ambitions…meaningless …

The Path of Obedience

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For the last week and a half, I’ve been part of a blog tour of Christian fiction writers of World War II novels. We came together to honor the 70th anniversary of D-Day. I invite you to join the tour by clicking on the image above — today’s the last day to participate. It’s been such fun (and fascinating to learn about …