in which my heart melts

There’s nothing quite like seeing your children grow in faith.
Our girls joined the church as communing members recently. Now I’m seeing so much fruit in all of them.

Like this week, when I looked over and saw this:

They brought their own money to give, completely on their own. No nagging, no forcing. And then  my heart melts into a puddle of mush and I may even have teared up a bit. My cup overflows.

in which i adore my job

Know what’s awesome? I get to take time during the day to chaperone a kindergarten field trip with my little dude. He was so excited to have mama has his partner on the beach scavenger hunt!

Working from home is the best ever…

Photo taken at: Barrington Beach

i’ve been quiet this week…

…because I’ve been BURSTING with things I couldn’t tell you.

First of all… Meet Jacob.


My new nephew. This sweet, sweet, darling new love in my life!


I can’t get to see him fast enough. My husband had to restrain me from jumping in my car and driving 12 hours roundtrip in a 24 hour period. I am dying to kiss that little face. He’s even cute when he does this:


Then this morning, my brother-in-law, came home safely from his tour in Afghanistan.


God hears our prayers. Oh yes, he does!!!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

the epidemic of hate

As I’ve been reading up on the Day of Silence – a student-led national event to end anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools – I’ve been shocked and saddened by what I’ve seen.  The antagonistic attitude and message of hate towards homosexuals from the Christian community can be enough to turn your stomach.  These issues are […]

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finding peace

I’m having a lot of anxiety lately. I’m a planner. Its the Type A in me. I even make spreadsheets for vacations. Multiple spreadsheets. Clothing spreadsheets, activity spreadsheets… everything printed out and organized in a folder. I’m super fun to travel with, really. (Its completely genetic, too. My mom and sis are the same way. […]

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they are listening

Colin hit his sister in the face with a football. So he was sent to his room for time out while I dealt with his crying sister. Standing outside his room, I heard his talking and sobbing: “Help me. Please help me. I hit my sister with a football and I’m so sorry. I’m so […]

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i’m king of the world!

Colin won the game we were playing. Since he is all boy, he immediately started running around the living room in circles, pumping his fists in the air, yelling “I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD!! WOOOOOOO!!!! I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD!!” Then he stopped and looked at me. “Mom, I’m just joking. I’m not […]

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i surrender

Its been a weird few weeks. Losing Gracie was terrifying. Utterly terrifying. A week later, the kids school was in lock-down for 2 hours due to a suicidal gunman behind the school. (I didn’t write about that before. Couldn’t even find the words.) Two friends from high school died suddenly. I’m watching friends and family […]

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inspiration 6.12

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be. Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided; […]

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DaySpring: Our Faith at Home *GIVEAWAY*

As a family, we constantly are striving to incorporate our faith around our home. A few things we do: We have a shelf of kid’s Bibles and devotional books in our hallway, right outside the kids’ bedrooms, where they can easily access them on their own. My girls both write their memory verses on their […]

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