8 Prayers I Want to Pray for Our Children

8 Prayers

      So let me just be honest… It feels crazy to be saying our children are the ages they are. And this is a month of birthdays. And there’s something about having children-anything-teen that starts to make you feel old, but even more than that– It really starts to sink in that they [Read More…]

Only One Life…

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Today my dad turns 65. And on Sunday our pastor read a poem by C.T. Studd that I want to share here as I pause for a moment to thank God for my dad. There are many reasons I respect and love him, but as my dad enters this new stage-phase of life, I am so thankful that I [Read More…]

My New Year Starts Today…

New Year

I love having a January birthday. Because if I miss the new year opportunity for new year’s opportunities… I get another chance 13 days later. And that’s what happened this year. Most of my new year’s resolutions (which I prefer to call possibilities) are very similar to last year’s. Possibilities of: Less of ________ . And [Read More…]

October 30, 2013

2013

  Celebrating– Double-digits. And our first teenager. Returning from– A fun weekend in Seattle with family celebrating Grandma, Grandpa, Eliana, Cavan, and Laura birthdays–   swimming, airplane museum, movies, swimming, Rainforest café, and more swimming… Reading– Crazy Busy– Kevin DeYoung The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness– Tim Keller The Golden Goblet– Eloise McGraw   Listening to– The Gettys [Read More…]

Things We Sometimes Forget to Say…

Art Camp

Yesterday our Colson turned 11. And for some reason that seems a lot older to me than 10 did. Each year I try to write a birthday post for each kiddo because I don’t scrapbook much (I “do” the box-in-a-closet-method). And these posts have become a way of recording memories. Also because… Sometimes it’s important [Read More…]

12 and What I Really Want Most…

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  12 candles tomorrow   I’m so thankful for you Laura… For your joyful spirit and love for others. For the way you work so hard and are willing to press on through struggles. For what an incredible big sister you are. For how the heartaches that you’ve experienced have made you more compassionate and willing [Read More…]

Happy Birthdays to the Oldest and Youngest of the Chupp Crew

These two share a special bond. She was born on his birthday. It was also Father’s Day. God’s gifts to me– A faithful, loving husband and best friend… of going-on-16-years. A daughter representing the… shout of morning joy, after a night-time of weeping. ~Psalm 30:5 And I know she loves me tons, But if she has [Read More…]

A Chuppdate #3 (Cheetos and Chickens and Colsons)

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Lydia is sick. And this is what I attempted to offer her for breakfast. And yes…those are Cheetos… I was getting desperate. (But she said she was only hungry for pickles.) She has been running a 103-105 temp since Sunday night… And so we’re just hanging around today (taking luke-warm-baths)  and I decided it was a good time [Read More…]

A Chuppdate #3 (Cheetos and Chickens and Colsons)

Lydia is sick. And this is what I attempted to offer her for breakfast. And yes…those are Cheetos… I was getting desperate. (But she said she was only hungry for pickles.) She has been running a 103-105 temp since Sunday night… And so we’re just hanging around today (taking luke-warm-baths)  and I decided it was a good time [Read More…]

Today She Would’ve Been Four

That’s what I woke up thinking this morning–As the alarm-buzz jolted me to reality.Those first years after she died, this day was so heavy,Such a looming blanket of darkness…That seemed to smother joy. And I’m thinking of two in particular, as I write–Who will face this Christmas in that new pain, That fresh sting…An empty hole where fullness once filled [Read More…]

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