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...]

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!)

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  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...]

Connecting Church and Home

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  I’ll never forget the church I considered my church when I was growing up. Fallbrook First Baptist Church, in Fallbrook, California… land of the avocado groves. We went to several churches over the first 18 years of my life, but it’s the one where my memories and faith were solidified. It’s the church where I [Read More...]

Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

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Yesterday we were in the bathroom and I was doing her hair. In puffs. For church.  She’s three. And we were in a hurry-late-hurry. And that’s always when big questions seem to surface. She asked: “Do you still love me even when I don’t obey?” (She’d just managed to spill a large glass of milk [Read More...]

A Chuppdate Update #7, Thankfuls, Sharing at The Better Mom, and Christmas Treats for You

Chuppdate #7

Thanksgiving was thank-full. Just how I prayed it would be. We were with people we love and the time felt like an overflowing of God’s kindness. Yesterday I was sharing over at The Better Mom about my journey of “leaving Massah” to a heart of thankfulness. It would mean a lot to me  if you [Read More...]

Why I’m Excited About The Dig for Kids (with a giveaway) !!!

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Most of you know– I rarely write reviews or promote products… Unless I totally stand behind them and genuinely feel they are worthwhile. That’s how I feel about Pastor Patrick Schwenk’s new devotional book– The Dig Ruth Schwenk, Patrick’s wife, is the founder of The Better Mom website, where I’m honored to be a contributing [Read More...]

Housewarming Party Winners and a Free Set of Nature Calendar Photos for Everyone Else…

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I meant to post this much earlier today, but we were busy feeding llamas and stuff… So now it’s finally time to announce the winners of our Housewarming Party Giveaway!!! (I have contacted each winner by email, so please be on the look out for a message from me if you won.) And the winners are…(do [Read More...]

Housewarming Party (with PRESENTS) !!!

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Well… Most of our blog boxes are unpacked and we’re finally feeling a little settled over here at the new URL, so we decided it was time for a fun– Housewarming Party !!! Please come on in, take a look around, and make yourself at home!  If this is your first time visiting, please take [Read More...]

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