A Year Gone By

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What a sweet, sweet season of life. In the midst of a very work heavy- time scarce life, we have somehow managed to very much enjoy the simple things. Crunchy leaves. Reading aloud late at night. Hot chocolate. Dinners at church. Long conversations about things that last. Sabbath dinners. Good food. Long days spent with […]

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Reach for Someone

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At least once a year at some point after a good rain, while playing outside in a state of complete parental abandonment and neglect, my kids elect to dig a bathtub sized mud hole. Then, they take turns flopping and flailing in it until they’ve achieved an appropriate level of “there-is-no-coming-back-from-this” mess. At which point, their […]

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Light in the Dark

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I once thought that that the Christian life would be a steady, constant growth in grace and understanding– daily dying to sin and living for righteousness. But in reality it seems much more like seasons of wilderness and oasis. Months of wearisome, joyless labor — even apathy–  followed by months of pure delight in God’s […]

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Dinner for Mommy

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This was a dinner that was bought, prepped, and served in my honor… I can’t remember what the occasion was? But I was VERY, VERY pregnant. And the kids were VERY, VERY excited. And somehow my amazing man was able to wrangle these crazies in the kitchen AND take beautiful photos along the way. We […]

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Perfect Gingerbread Cookies


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Gingerbread is the perfect coffee cookie… am I right? And I think the perfect addition to your holiday celebration. For some reason, one type of cookie on the table is never enough. I joked recently that my husband is a 'more is more' kind of guy, but really when it comes to food and celebrations […]

December 5, 2017

The Magic Hour


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Do you ever have days or moments so perfect that they seem to be begging for a musical soundtrack? We had one of those days last weekend… I think this song fits perfectly. Take a listen with me? Come climb the hill with meCome and be still with meCome watch the sun sink awayIf you […]

December 5, 2017

A Weary World Rejoices


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The house was clean and quiet this morning when I got up. I sat in my favorite chair, cradling my beloved cup of coffee and gazing at the twinkle lights on the tree. The quiet of the house hung in the air and sank deep into my soul. And I breathed in the peace of […]

December 3, 2017

Christmas Tree Decorating


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We love traditions. And one of our favorites is the annual event of riding across town to the whimsical garden center at Home Depot to pick out the perfect Christmas tree.  This happens every year the day after Thanksgiving. We get the tree home, eat a leftover turkey sandwich and a deviled egg, and then […]

December 1, 2017