MARVELous

I have entered into a new phase of motherhood. My girls have crossed the bridge from kids to tweens, and now we are smack dab in the middle of the teen years- when the unexpected is always to be expected. These days, I am doing everything I can to be the strong mother my teen […]

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He is Risen!

He is risen indeed! I know Easter was a whole week ago- but I can’t NOT share with you what happened on Easter Sunday… After several years of talking to my daughters about being baptized, they finally took the “plunge”! And what could make that even more special?! I got to baptize my daughters! It […]

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these are the days

these are the days of loud music blaring in cars girls belting tunes as if they were the stars these are the days of selfies and laughs dabbling in makeup and perfecting the craft these are the days when emotions run low… and high these are the days that too quickly will pass by I […]

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Only Jesus

It has been bitterly cold lately. How cold is it? So cold, that my semi-damp hair freezes in chunks when I walk the dogs! So cold, that I think I have gotten a little bitter myself. I really despise that about me. I see how easy it is for me come up with excuses for […]

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glory gazin’

we’re glory gazin’ chowing down on Chick-fil-a the sky- our dessert!  Having two teenage daughters is… interesting.  I never quite know what to expect.  One minute they are screaming at each other, the next minute they are hysterically laughing together.  It is an adventure, for sure! The other day, I picked the girls up early […]

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Windows

Separate  inside from out  behind curtains  we peek out   illumination  cannot hide the life that carries on  inside  I have been thinking a lot about windows. I have always loved glancing into windows of the homes we pass by when we drive through neighborhoods. Shakespeare said it best- “Eyes are the windows to your soul”. […]

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When the sun rises, so do I

colors blaze across the sky- when the sun rises, so do i a fresh new day  another try when the sun rises  so do i ocean crashes seagulls fly  when the sun rises so do i I climb the stairs with a pensive sigh when the sun rises so do i This past weekend we […]

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enjoy every second

shuffling feet-  a serenade so sweet  as they rustle  the fallen leaves  while golden glittered  sunlight flitters  and dances between the trees  I love, love, love the sound of crunching leaves when I take a walk during autumn. Taking in fall’s fantastic foliage is one of my greatest joys- but unfortunately it seems that the […]

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I realized today…

I realized today that I am completely addicted to my smart phone- and I don’t like it. Not one little bit. When my girls were little, I intentionally only used it when I needed to.  Same with the laptop.  I didn’t want them to have to compete with electronics for my attention. Fast forward 13 […]

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hurry up and wait

hurry up and  wait-  what’s the rush?  lay down a while  and feel the lush  fresh dewy grass  beneath my feet  a  morning’s walk  nearly complete perched under a kelly-green foliage canopy that’s where you’ll  be finding me!  I remain confident of this:     I will see the goodness of the Lord     in the land of […]

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