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Dottie McLoughlin

Dottie McLoughlin serves as an Executive Assistant in Ministry Mobilization at American Bible Society. While residing just outside of Philadelphia her entire life, she just recently started exploring its museums, neighborhoods and restaurants, thoroughly enjoying the City of Brotherly Love experience. Dottie is married with three grown children and five grandchildren.

Parenting with Confidence
September 14th, 2017

Parenting with Confidence

Dottie McLoughlin

I didn’t know my heart could be so full. One look at my newborn’s tiny face, and I knew all my future choices would revolve around how best to care and provide for that little one. As I studied those little hands and feet, I was struck by ...

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Exhausted by Caring for Others? God’s Word Gives You Strength
August 17th, 2017

Exhausted by Caring for Others? God’s Word Gives You Strength

Dottie McLoughlin

Who needs to call a repairman when you have a father who is handy? Washer stopped spinning? Refrigerator making a weird noise? My dad was always happy to come over and save the day. Until the day he said No . I knew it wasnt like Dad ...

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Psalms of Comfort for Times of Grief
July 11th, 2017

Psalms of Comfort for Times of Grief

Dottie McLoughlin

When I was with her, I felt ageless. The years fell away and we were, once again, college coeds enjoying what life had to offer. In college, Kozy was the fun one of our group. Her heart was so big and she had room in it for all ...

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How to Have Grace for Yourself as a Parent
July 6th, 2017

How to Have Grace for Yourself as a Parent

Dottie McLoughlin

In retrospect, my parenting résumé doesn’t look too bad. I’ve raised three kids into successful adults who now love and care for their own families. Everyone turned out okay, but sometimes that was despite me. I’ll never forget how angelic they looked when they were ...

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Feel Like a Bad Parent? Find Assurance in God’s Word
June 13th, 2017

Feel Like a Bad Parent? Find Assurance in God’s Word

Dottie McLoughlin

She put her hands on her hips, and spat out, “All my friends think you’re cool, but they don’t know you like I do!” Then she turned and stomped up the steps. Ah, my first born. She was generally a rule-follower and very compliant, but I had apparently crossed ...

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Dealing with an Empty Nest? 5 Verses to Ease the Loneliness
May 9th, 2017

Dealing with an Empty Nest? 5 Verses to Ease the Loneliness

Dottie McLoughlin

The drive was so familiar that, as I turned the corner, I was on autopilot. There it was. Our old house. As I looked at the house, a feeling of melancholy came over me. It wasn’t about the house, really. The house had a kitchen that was too ...

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4 Ways to Pray for Your Spouse When You Don’t Want To
April 6th, 2017

4 Ways to Pray for Your Spouse When You Don’t Want To

Dottie McLoughlin

“You’re always working and you’re never home to help me!” I complained. There, I said it. But was it true? Not really. I just wanted to get my point across so badly that I was willing to exaggerate the problem. Yes, he worked ...

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Failed Plans? Lean into God’s Word for Comfort
March 14th, 2017

Failed Plans? Lean into God’s Word for Comfort

Dottie McLoughlin

This was my day, and I was all smiles It took a holiday to do it, but our family was finally all together again. As I welcomed them all into the house, I anticipated the low hum of great adult conversation as children giggled and played quietly in ...

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