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err-and?

last week. kids dropped off, except for the babe. she and i had a three hour window. we had errands to run, lunch to eat, playtime to be had, and calls to be made. walmart, the first time…she and i set a family record with how quickly we were in and back out. spreading out the wares on the kitchen table
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new life: april 29

April 29th. Tuesday. Jesus Calling Let me TEACH you thankfulness. Begin by acknowledging that everything—all your possessions, and all that you are (including your hubby and kids, here and in Heaven)—belongs to ME…If you slow down your pace of life, you can find ME anywhere. Sweetie. my promise to you is this: WE (God, your Daddy, Mama, Siblings here and in
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new life

sweet Baby of ours. we discovered you were on your way April 15th, and rejoiced, Daddy n’ I. you have three big sisters who will love on you here, and two siblings in Heaven, who love you just as much! this time around, we’re not telling many people…especially not family. your brother, Isaac, was the first to go Home last
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insights from a sick sis

Your sister, Catori, was sick today. Poor thing! Double-ear-infection. She had been pulling on—and crying about—her right ear. So we paid attention to that side. Turns out, the left side was much worse. Notes for mama: when your child talks about an ear hurting, err on the side of caution and help BOTH 🙂 Also…when your oldest (or any) child gets a
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creativity

“My life can be my art. Creativity is a matter of perspective…the lens through which we see things. Choosing the correct lens and finding the right perspective is key. Knowing there’s often more than one right answer, and being courageous enough to view the scene from another vantage point. Not being afraid to make mistakes.” We had the distinct privilege
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ignite 2 relight

a spark. that’s all it takes! the coolest thing about asking God to ignite me once again is what it leads to: spark>ignite>learning, leaning, and loving>relight>passion that shines brighter than one could ever conceive of. the kind of radiance Christ glowed with when he was TRANSFIGURED. a lot of times i’ve let excuses extinguish my flame. but that’s ok! our
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Daughter

Gracelee Hope is her name. She’s a darling red-head with bright green eyes 🙂 Jesus welcomed her home the day after my birthday. I wish you could have been in that room with us…”this time we see a nice strong heartbeat!” said Uncle Bill, the radiologist who God appointed to be there, then. We rejoiced together, daddy and i… Being
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trust

My goodness. Such a long time since posting last, please forgive us. Life has accelerated and shuffled priorities up a bit. A dear friend of ours had a dream. After that slumber, she awoke seeing one word: TRUST. As we are at a crossroads with our home and family, the reminder was perfectly timed. Driving to church early the following
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world’s best big brother

i have the best brother in the world. no, seriously, i do. he’s always been that way. intelligent, humorous, generous, patient, quirky, helpful. did i mention he’s generous? last time we were together, i mentioned this new site: specifically, installing it in a subdirectory. only after i started adding to the site did it occur to me: this should be
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