They race to the potty. They race to their beds. They race to the dinner table. I’ve noticed many things have become a competition lately – & that’s going to stop.

Trouble is, both of my boys are brilliant but in completely different ways. They’re each going to excel, but in different areas. 

I cannot allow competition. I must keep them close. Your brother is not your competition; he is your ally.  

My hope is that they realize that they are best friends for life & that they’re stronger together. Together, they can accomplish anything. (Although, I hope they don’t figure that part out until they’re in college or else I’m in serious trouble!)

It got me thinking: aren’t we ALL better together? When we work together, love without strings or judgement, we can do great things.

I want to do great things. 


Textbook extrovert. If there’s a stage, Jenny wants to be on it; whether it’s singing in church, doing stand-up comedy or acting. She has recently joined a cult called LuLaRoe. Her husband, David, is deeply concerned. Jenny and David, a pastor, are recently celebrating eighteen years of marriage. After years of infertility, they became adoptive parents of two year old twin boys in 2014. They’ve never been happier or more exhausted. Every day is an adventure. Jenny blogs at and has a regular feature in Tualatin Life newspaper called Everyday Heroes to celebrate those serving our community. She and her husband started a clothing line based on their story and you can check it out at There’s nothing we can’t do with a little bit of love and a whole lot of caffeine.

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