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Blizzard Blessings

It’s as dark as night beyond my windows and I am savoring the QUIET of the 5AM hour as my littlest one sits in her high chair and contentedly munches on a waffle.  Our house hasn’t known quiet for days.  If fact, if sheer noise could topple a home, ours, indeed, would have crumbled over the […]

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I was “feasting” with God earlier this week in a rare quiet moment when one little word jumped off the page of the book in my hands and captured my attention. For some reason, that one simple word struck a chord with the mom in me and gave me a new perspective on this marvelous season we call […]

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Setting the Table for God

While all that remains today of yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner is a fridge filled with leftovers and a scale boasting a few extra pounds, I woke up today still in the mood to feast. In fact, as I mused upon the weeks to come- weeks filled with an unusual amount of eating and celebrating-I decided that […]

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First, A Bride

Shortly after we’d moved to our current home, Elizabeth found me rearranging my wardrobe in our master closet.  As she stepped into the closet, my daughter’s eyes landed on a large white box that I had stashed on the shelves above the hanging clothes. Intrigued by the sight of the unmarked box (and wondering if it might be a […]

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The Chase

As I’ve spent time praying over my children’s feet this week, or more accurately, over their walk with the Lord, I was reminded of a poem I wrote for Lukas when he was just two years old. Luke’s feet have always thrilled to a FAST PACE, and the intensity with which my firstborn “walks” through […]

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Deep and Wide

  I’m sinking roots this week. I’m savoring long walks, soaking in scripture, taking time to finish my sentences and to ask questions. I’m even slowing down long enough to listen for the answers! I’ve been given a priceless gift. Thanks to my parents, I’m writing from a palm-tree flanked patio and admiring the sapphire […]

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Eyes of Faith

Our family is exploring the virtue of FAITH this month. Spurred on by the children’s ministry team at church who leads the charge on Sundays, we have begun to examine this not-so-simple concept throughout the week as well. The Apostle Paul says in Hebrews 11:1 that faith is being sure of what you hope for and […]

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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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Why I’m Thankful for Cool Whip (or why I don’t bake from scratch!)

We’ve got a neighborhood picnic this evening; a chance for the busy families in our small culdesac to extend relationship beyond a mailbox greeting. There will be plenty of food and a warm campfire for roasting over. And there will be all kinds of clever and beautiful dishes created by the empty-nesters that live on […]

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