Trips Are Not Always As They Appear on Facebook…

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So if I shared you the following pictures on my Facebook page, you might think, “Wow. What a fun camping trip. Look at those boys always getting along. That’s just lovely.”    And that’s how it was {MOST} of the time.  There were hotdogs around the fire, fun games of ladder ball, fishing, and playing …

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Prioritizing the Priorities

What’s that sound?  Listen – do you hear it?  {QUIET}  It’s a rare sound around these parts, but this week the boys are spending time with Brad’s parents at Bible school (Bless You, Grandparents and VBS volunteers!), and we are getting a nice dose of quiet. We’re taking this time to work uninterrupted, catch up …

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On Summer So Far…

I cannot believe we are weeks into summer already. I just want it to slow down and linger forever, especially after the roughest winter of our lives. Summer has had too much busy so far, and I’m hoping the next few weeks have more slow days of less. I feel like I’m having to find …

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On Being Steadfast…

  Oh, Parenting.  You are a different bag of tricks than I had expected.  I’ve been searching for the quick fixes, and happily ever afters, and everyone wins, and they’re not to be found. Instead it’s the daily race of being steadfast.  It’s being a constant, consistent, calm, steady, gentle, faithful, firm, continual, and grounded …

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Going Out on A Limb…

We’re nearing the end of the school year.  Often times the toughest part of the entire year, because the voice of spring calls so loudly for us to be outside, instead of in. We’ve begged for it to come, and now its arrived in full, unstoppable force. It’s this time of year that I’m ready …

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What I Learned During My First Week of Being a Rookie Baseball Mom…

Our newest family adventure: Little League Baseball.  You’ll find me in a sunny spot in my pink canvas chair at the baseball field for the next million weeks. Being 1/3 of the team, means we better do this baseball thing right the first time around. =) We played soccer last year, but wanted to give …

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When the Ocean Calls…

During the long first quarter of 2014, I had this intense longing to run away.  I wanted to somehow escape the pain and the physical suffering, and bury everything that hurt. I knew it wasn’t the way to deal with trial and hardship, but  nevertheless, I desired it. I wanted desperately to see the ocean, …

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Finding Beauty In the Brokenness: Something Tangible {Giveaway}

One thing I really struggled with in the hard days of grieving over our loss, was that I had nothing tangible to remember this precious life with…yes, its days were much shorter than we desired, but they still COUNTED. There was LIFE that lived, and it shouldn’t be forgotten. I had kept myself from the …

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