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My Birthday Babies

Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, was my 32nd birthday. We spend a quiet day at home recovering from our trip. Stephen and I just got back from a couple’s getaway in Portland, Oregon, while the boys were graciously taken care of … Continue reading

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True Woman Conference 2014

Rebekah and I checked one off our friendship bucket list—we attended a ladies’ Bible conference together, and it was worth it! A while ago I had suggested we attend a conference together, so when Rebekah saw that the True Woman … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Lullaby

On this day when we celebrate motherhood, I thought I would share one of my favorite lullabies. In fact, it was the first lullaby I sang to Cooper after his birth. Not only is this lullaby special, but its author … Continue reading

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Birthday Weekend

Birthdays are a big deal to Silas. He’s been asking me, “How old am I today?” to see if he’s still three or if he’s gotten older overnight. We talked about my birthday this past weekend, so now he knows … Continue reading

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Arizona State Senate

Last Thursday, I attended part of the Arizona state senate session in the capitol complex. My dad teaches history and travels the country as an evangelist during the summer. He writes letters to the editor, applicable to certain states/cities, and … Continue reading

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A Mommy Solution

Mothering tiny people often leaves little or no time for spiritual nourishment or personal growth. Nap time is a precious commodity that I can spend only so many ways. There are cleaning priorities (mopping the floors or vacuuming the car) … Continue reading

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Christmas Tamales

Making tamales at Christmastime is a Hispanic family tradition. It’s a long and involved process, so it makes for a great bonding experience for family and friends. This year a friend from church invited some of us to make tamales … Continue reading

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100 Things

At our CBC Ladies’ Bible Study meeting last Thursday night, Jen encouraged each of us to make a list of 100 things we’re thankful for and then to pray that list back to God. Last night I sat down and … Continue reading

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Online Book Club

This month I’m trying something new—a book club on Facebook. I miss the book club I was privileged to be part of in Indiana. We would read one book a month and then get together to talk about it. I … Continue reading

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This Mystical Thing Called Marriage

Marriage is not what I expected. It’s better, richer, deeper, fuller. Marriage is common grace. Grace given to believers and unbelievers alike. Grace that allows each marriage—each union of man and wife—to portray Christ’s relationship to His Church. What wonder! … Continue reading

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