Archive for the 'Beloved' Category

Jun 27 2016

Time’s Passage

Nine Years Eight Years Eight Months  

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Aug 03 2015

[Extra]Ordinary Loves

I feel like a school girl sometimes because I just totally miss my hubby while he is away at work during the day. He’s gone from just a little after 6am until a little before 6pm, and most of the time it’s only M-F. But seriously? I spend the mornings just eagerly waiting for him […]

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Jun 22 2015

In Faith

Posting this kind of thing takes a lot of faith from me. So! In faith, I am sharing a recent belly bump picture, as well as a painting I did for Steven for Father’s Day which represents all 13 of our babies. The Lord is gracious, and that is enough. …You, O Lord, are a […]

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Jun 10 2015

My Family

That’s how family gets made. Not by ceremonies or certificates, and not by parties and celebrations. Family gets made when you decide to hold hands and sit shoulder to shoulder when it seems like the sky is falling. Family gets made when the world becomes strange and disorienting, and the only face you recognize is […]

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May 28 2015

Then & Now

May 2007 & May 2015~     May 2008 & May 2015~   …and after having numerous miscarriages and fertility struggles in May months in previous years (esp 2010 and 2014, but there were a couple other Mays right up there too…), this is marvelous for May 2015~

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Apr 11 2015


We were made in the image of God. We were created to delight, as He does, in the resident goodness of creation. ~Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: a Culinary Reflection, p91~       There is a habit that plagues many so-called spiritual minds: they imagine that matter and spirit are somehow […]

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Mar 29 2015

Sharp Regard

At the root of many a woman’s failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop of a workmanlike regard for knives. ~Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: a Culinary Reflection, p56~     Properly edged and skillfully used, a cleaver will prepare whole meals without the assistance of another knife. […]

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Mar 08 2015

fortification for the every day

When my husband got home, the kids were watching a video and I was sitting at my desk, with eyes trying to focus on some reading while my head rested in the palm of a hand and a weighted heating pad balanced on the aching muscles of my neck and shoulders. Lunch bag and stack […]

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Feb 19 2015

Date Night: Daily & Divine

Food and cooking are among the richest subjects in the world. Every day of our lives, they preoccupy, delight, and refresh us. Food is not just some fuel we need to get us going toward higher things. Cooking is not a drudgery we put up with in order to get the fuel delivered. Rather, each […]

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Sep 09 2014

Be Nourished

Gather the people you love around your table and feed them with love and honesty and creativity. Feed them with your hands and the flavors and smells that remind you of home and beauty and the best stories you’ve ever heard, the best stories you’ve ever lived. ~Shauna Niequist, Bread & Wine, p256~   The […]

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