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A Letter to my Children on Friendship

{The World of Winnie-the-Pooh} But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but… Continue reading A Letter to my Children on Friendship

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Presentating an Inventor and a Poet

artwork painted by my son Yesterday was a day that was captured in pictures and videos on my phone and memories in my heart. I had the privilege of attending my son’s Kindergarten Chapel to watch him presentate (a word my children made up and which has solidified in their vocabulary instead of present) a… Continue reading Presentating an Inventor and a Poet

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Hidden in My Heart Part 3 ~ Hiding God’s Word in a Mother’s Heart

This is Part 3 in a series titled Hidden in My Heart, a three-part series on treasuring God’s Word in our hearts as mothers and teaching our children to do the same. My prayer is that God uses these words to encourage moms and point them to Jesus, our Good Shepherd! You can read Part 1… Continue reading Hidden in My Heart Part 3 ~ Hiding God’s Word in a Mother’s Heart

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Listening Well

We have been living at seminary now for over 7 months. When we arrived, we found ourselves often involved in and listening to conversations that centered around four letters. Are you an I or an E? Are you an F or a J? At first I was confused, as my brain sorted through the possibilities… Continue reading Listening Well

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The Close of the Day

It all happened quite circumstantially. Our almost-2 year old started crawling out of his bed at night and with delirious laughter decided this was the way he wanted to spend all of his evenings… getting Mommy and Daddy to put him back into his bed 20-30 times a night! Finally, one of the exhausted pair… Continue reading The Close of the Day

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Tell Me Another Story, Mama

I would crawl up on her bed, my little 10 year old self. She would be folding clean towels. I would watch her and memorize her every movement. I loved these moments in the middle of the day or the evening hours before bedtime. No one else around, I could have my mom all to… Continue reading Tell Me Another Story, Mama

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The Liturgy of a New Year

{This photo was taken a year ago at Cowiche Canyon, Washington} I want to write love letters with a paper and pen. I want to make house calls. I want to waste time on things that matter. On things that leave a mark in this world and the next. I want to carve out time to stop… Continue reading The Liturgy of a New Year