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new life: may 1

the really cool thing about writing to you, precious babe, is that we grow closer to one another each day. the really HARD thing is that not many people know about you yet. your mommy does not get her gold star for keeping secrets. but hey, i’m a work in progress! your mimi once told me when your biggest sis
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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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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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ignite2relight-pt.3

2 …to tango …peanut butter & jelly …ying & yang …salty & sweet …me & you There’s something super-special about the number two. Perhaps my favorite number these days. We do so very little on our own, by ourselves. We tend to get more done, however, and enjoy more lovely yield, when the dance isn’t a solo. So many joys
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Grandparents in Heaven ROCK!

One day some time ago, my sister was laden with grief. She was watching a young girl, around the age of six, bravely fight cancer. This sweet girl had spent more time in the hospital than out of it, and my sister was blessed to develop a friendship with the whole family. As she relayed the story to me, we
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ignite2relight: pt 2

Re-     a prefix that is taking on new significance in our lives. in a word, how we now translate it is this: LINK What do we link? Past to present. Cause and effect. A bridge between what’s behind and what is before us. . .renew, react, restore, reconnect, rekindle, reapply, reunite. We see fires burn brighter after they’ve been extinguished
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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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oven goo

goodness gracious. those glazed chicken skewers sure were delish! thank you, emeals. unfortunately for me, they left a wee bit of a mess behind. caramelized brown sugar and butter like to seep between the layers of foil, and down the holes in the pizza pan. those yummy skewers baked for 14 minutes before i realized what a bad choice that pan
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