Category Archives: Life

To serve and be served

So, I have this friend. She wishes she were someone else. Always has. Uncomfortable in her own skin, dissatisfied with the ways of her inner make up, her inner mind. Looking to new things, new places, new people, new trends, … Continue reading

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What I’m not saying

It’s hard to remember how or when it started, exactly. Maybe somewhere in between the pipe in the laundry room bursting and the children’s newfound habit of sneaking food from the table and making messes of it in the closet … Continue reading

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Wasn’t meant to be …

The irony is not lost on me that I just spent over an hour writing a blog post called “Rewriting the story” where, mostly, I pondered how God can change the outcome of things to be different than we could … Continue reading

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Rewriting the story

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When the cold won’t go away

I am not surprised when the thermometer reads 4 degrees in the yellow-gray light of the delayed dawn.  Brushing the snow dust off from the bottom of my boots, I lay down the wood and peel off my ski gloves, … Continue reading

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Two marriage questions and a new life verse

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one thirty nine, for me.

O Lord, you have searched my heart and known my life. You know my sitting down, my sleeping in past the alarm, my rest in front of the needless TV screen; you know my rising up, my hesitant waking to … Continue reading

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I needed that like a hole in the … wall.

It was a Christmas present, something perfect, exactly what I had wanted.  It was going to epitomize stay-at-home-mom artsiness and it was going to turn my house into the inviting, cozy, humble, lived-in-but-magazine-worthy abode I’ve always wanted. It was a … Continue reading

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Can I just have Jesus, please?

Ann Voskamp wrote it first:  “Can I just have Jesus, please?” Yeah, that. I put the baking sheet of breaded chicken nuggets into the preheated oven.  My fingers trace the residue left in swirls on the countertop, a quick swipe … Continue reading

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Errant Toddlerdom

Charlotte Mason wisely wrote, “I think a mother gets to understand many things about the dealings of God that are not plain to others.” (Formation of Character, page unknown because I am reading it on an e-reader????).  Pretty good for … Continue reading

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