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    Eternal Things.

    A couple weeks ago our main computer crashed.  We found out it can only be recovered if we spend hundreds of dollars to do so.  There wasn’t a ton of information on the computer, but there were thousands of photographs.  Basically, all the photos I’d taken in the past…

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    Releasing a Life

    Last week, my husband chose to finish a ten year run at his job as General Manager at a large company.  The job was secure, well-payed, with full benefits and many perks.  It was a good position and he genuinely loved so many of the people he worked with. …

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    Opportunity

    The Spring breeze tickles the leaves and the sun warms my cheeks.  My toes are brown with soil and it’s only 8am.  We munch cereal in the grass as the children chatter about who swings best and who jumps higher. Above us, birds sing a symphony of morning glory. …

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    I Have All I Need.

    Another flyer arrives in our little mailbox and my heart pounds.  Advertisements for pillows and vases and more Spring-like STUFF haunt me.  They haunt me while I pray for a young boy in Uganda who wants only to be healthy. And we say we care.  We care about the…

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    Growing and Writing and Fruit.

    This week we’re tilling and planting and digging and getting dirt-covered.  We’re smelling fresh rain and marveling at shoots springing up everywhere.  With soil in my gloved fingers, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I’ve been considering Fruit.  Fruit on a vine, fruit plants in bunches lined in soil…

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    Tilling the Soul.

    I get it.  The theraputic nature of gardening.  I didn’t always.  The grit of the soil between my fingers, it now connects me deeply to God’s earth.  The tilling of the ground – an act as ancient as time.  And I do it this week. Hardened dirt lays before…

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    Growing up Slowly in a Too-Fast World…

    We are clinging to our children.  We want them to grow up slowly…  We’re keeping them away from negative influences like popular music, television, kid-marketed movies, commercials, the Mall, kid-stores, and the list goes on. That’s right, our family doesn’t go to the Mall. We are choosing to stand…

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    The Hurried Life

    I started the week being inspired by an interview with Ann Voskamp over at The High Calling.  Is there ever a time Ann speaks that I don’t hear abundant truth?  That God’s words aren’t whispered through hers? As I read the line: “Sometimes instead of considering what is next,…

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    Dressing to Attract (Post at The Better Mom)

    Today I’m talking about modesty over at the Better Mom… I mean, what are we to do with culture when it comes to what we wear? As Moms, how do we honor God, our children, our husbands, and ourselves? Where do we stand in this mess that says ‘hot…

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    Culture in a Car

    It happened fast. Before I knew it I was yelling at an old man in the parking lot. I don’t make a habit of such behavior. This was a typical sunny day in mid-winter and we’d just spent the better part of the morning in the library children’s section…