Christian

Just Wait

I have a lot of mommy friends. I know that must come as a huge surprise to you! One of my mommy friends texted me this morning (because she has known me long enough to know that calling me leads nowhere). This friend is a new mom and her beginning days of motherhood have not…

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Soon

“Soon, you will have so much time to blog!” “Soon, you will be able to blog at least once a week; maybe even more!” “Soon, you will be able to update the blog, and organize it into categories, and spruce it up!” These are examples of things I told myself this summer while waiting for…

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Why?

A few weeks ago, I heard from a friend that another mutual friend had chosen to stop following me on social media because my posts were making her feel insufficient. As someone who feels insufficient on a regular basis this really took me aback. I have spent a lot of time mulling over this, probably too…

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Be Still

“The longer I lay there, the more things I thought of to be thankful for, and in a moment where logic would say thankfulness should be way down my list of emotions, I was overflowing with it.”

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The Other Side

While being a part of a blended family gives us the opportunity to show a picture of redemption and reclaimed beauty, there are moments in which the brokenness of the past is still interwoven into our story.

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Concerning Grace

So I was planning to write a blog post today about raising teens, but then my teen went and had a moment with me that changed everything I had planned. We have one teen currently: Grace. Her name fits her in so many ways, but one way is that it is by God’s grace we…

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Wake up and smell the Chaos

I heard that line in a TV show lately. Wake up and smell the chaos. I have kind of adopted it since hearing it. It is a fitting description for mornings in this household. You know you are going to wake up to it, but then there is usually some other forms of it wrapped…

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Advent….ure

I am by no means the “got it all together” mom, but what fun is there in that anyway? I have always loved the idea, though, of establishing a way for my family to recognize advent and start some traditions that will turn into solid, smile-bringing memories for my kids. As soon as the twins…

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Finally-Part 1

**I decided there were too many pictures for one post! The ceremony and reception pictures will be posted in a few days! Be sure to check back! I married the love of my life and gained three new daughters on May 27th of this year. Now, on October 11, I am finally sharing the pictures…

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Fairytales

Growing up, I often dreamed about what it would look like to be a wife. I was the little girl who loved to play princess and the story always ended with a wedding. As I grew older, I actually spent time trying to learn what a good wife looked like and praying to be that…

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