The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

Sabbath Rest

I spent yesterday feeling shell-shocked. After enjoying an unusually quiet week with just one small child and my husband in Palm Springs, I scrambled to remember how in the world I used to fill the role of mom for five children.  By breakfast time on Saturday I felt scattered, frazzled and edgy.  While I had pictured fully […]

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Heart Housecleaning

I’ve been cleaning closets this week; digging sweaters and fuzzy sleepers out of hibernation in the spare bedroom and sorting, sorting, sorting through toys, bookshelves and cupboards. As I’ve been re-organizing, I’ve found myself thinking about a conversation Lizzy and I had a few years ago when I was cleaning closets before the arrival of our […]

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The Right Measuring Stick

I’m hiding out in the kids’ new play house at the moment; I’ve got my Bible, my laptop, my daughter’s purple beanbag, and plenty of tears. Ever since Grandpa delivered this sweet wooden haven, I’ve been joking with the girls that I’m so desperate for quiet these days that I just might claim their backyard […]

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Walking With Me

I’m still stuck on the idea of “walking.” And this morning as my two-year-old grabbed my hand and invited me to walk beside him to the bus stop so he could send his big sisters and brother off with a wave, I was reminded of a poem I wrote when my firstborn was just a […]

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Funny Feet and Tired Toes

One of the highlights of my kindergartener’s week is meeting the LETTER PEOPLE.  These ingenious little alphabet personalities have been around for decades. Each week an inflatable character in the shape of a letter shows up to teach pre-readers the appropriate sound and shape of that particular consonant or vowel.  WHile much has changed in […]

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