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A Trip Around The Sun – Book Review

Basically: Read this book!!  It is well written and full of great stories from two men who live incredible lives.  Even if you’re not a Christian, this book is full inspiring and encouraging words. The subtitle, ‘Turning Your Everyday Life into the Adventure of a Lifetime” is a perfect summary of the book. My husband… Continue reading A Trip Around The Sun – Book Review

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Texas

It’s the 3 year anniversary of our move to Texas!  I cannot believe how fast time has gone.  I’ve been through many stages of figuring this place out. Here’s some things I’ve learned about the Lone Star State and the South: 1. Bug bites can make you reconsider your life!  Yes, dramatic, but if you’ve… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Texas

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Are you vulnerable?

Ugh, vulnerability is so hard!  But you know what?  We crave it!  We want to be known!  It is one of our deepest desires.  The only thing is we have to continually jump through anxiety and take risks and push aside fears to get there. Each act of vulnerability is a challenge.  Sometimes it gets… Continue reading Are you vulnerable?

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In your rocking chair someday…

“You are responsible for the way you’ll look back on your life when you’re eighty years old.  You’re in control of the way you’ll feel that day in your rocking chair…” – Emily Ley, Grace not Perfection. I love this quote!  And I’m loving this book! I don’t remember when, but when I heard the phrase… Continue reading In your rocking chair someday…

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Hand-Me-Downs and Blessings

As I mentioned in this post, I’ve been struggling for some time with a rather life consuming issue.  I know, dramatic.  But sometimes the big issues are big issues.  So what is it?  Unexplained infertility. Sometimes it’s hard to say out loud, or in this case write.  Sometimes thinking about it makes me cry in… Continue reading Hand-Me-Downs and Blessings

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Trying To ‘Do It All’?

Dear friend, Ever find yourself in a race to ‘do it all’ or ‘have it all together’? I want to gently ask you, for who? Who are you ‘trying’ for?  Is it for others?  The other moms, your friends, your spouse, your coworkers, your family, or my most favorite, yourself? That’s a hard one and… Continue reading Trying To ‘Do It All’?

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The heart of prayer

I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer lately.  God has been bringing it up in seemingly random ways for the past few weeks.  I’ll hear a sermon and a part about prayer will stick out and keep playing in my head for days. For example, I was listening to a sermon by Francis Chan the other… Continue reading The heart of prayer