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...]

Christmas Blessing Giveaway

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Christmas brings back so many memories for me… But one that will always fill this week is the anticipation of our daughter Selah’s birth. Waiting. Anticipating. Praying. Thinking about adoption and the little baby girl who would join our family on December 12th. Preparing. Lydia, our youngest, who is four– Has been asking a lot [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...]

I Don’t Think it Has Been 44 Years Though…

Hey There

Really. I can’t remember the last time this much time has gone by since I’ve written. First this post was titled– “Where have I been?” Then it was titled– “I am still there.” Finally I thought I would publish with– “I miss you.” And now I might actually hit enter and just start fresh with– [Read More...]

What Silence Says…

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“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know…” ~William Wilberforce As a former English teacher, I love words. Words create and convey and communicate meaning beyond their literality. For instance, when someone asks me where “Lydia’s real mom lives?”… The question has adoption-parent-child-relationship-implications, that communicate [Read More...]

Our Favorite Traditions (Rhythms of The Better Mom Writers)

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Traditions are important to our family. “Celebrations are the ritualized interruptions in the continuum of daily life which remind us who we are, where we came from and where we are going.” -Milo Shannon-Thornberry God has used traditions and ceremonies and feasts and festivals all throughout history to help His people– Remember. “Pass on before [Read More...]

Mother’s Day Blessing (A Giveaway for You!)

Mother's Day

  Last week my brother and sister-in-law’s little ones stayed with us for five days. They are– just-turned-3 and barely-5. We love those kids and had tons of fun… But add that in with our own 3 year old and– I realized just how much I’d forgotten about what it was like to have three small [Read More...]

7 Reasons I am Thankful for Media, Technology (and even smartphones)

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So last week I shared… About why I returned my iPhone. But I felt that a follow-up-post was needed. Because there are many reasons I’m thankful for media and technology… (and even smartphones.) So here are 7 reasons I like technology, from someone-who-doesn’t-really-like-technology-all-that-much… 1. Because it helps me connect with people I love. Just a [Read More...]

Favorite Devotional Books for Children

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  This is going to be short & sweet because I’m off to– JURY DUTY! First time in my life… And a big thank you to the six friends involved in watching kiddos, picking up, dropping off, homeschooling, nap-sitting, child feeding… Who are helping cover “normal life stuff” while I’m gone. On Monday I shared [Read More...]

Possibilities…

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  The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man [Read More...]

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