Archive for the 'Traveling' Category

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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Jun 08 2015

Beautifully Made

Every rock is spoken by the Word. Every time I touch a stone, I am touching the Voice of God. ~N. D. Wilson, Death by Living, p125~

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Apr 09 2015

Grace Upon Grace

I was telling (okay, writing) a friend yesterday about our recent visit to The Grace Agenda conference, and what a blessing it was to go, get away, recharge. So I realized I ought to share my thoughts here as well. The conference, and the days spent traveling & away in general, were such a blessing. […]

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Mar 30 2015

Blitz Trip Grace

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By God’s grace, the Holy Spirit’s fruit of patience and gentleness swell and ripen in these times. God gets the glory for giving me the strength I need to be kind to my children when I feel hurried or annoyed at the end of a very long day. And in times when I let the […]

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Mar 29 2015

The Lord’s People on His Day

This morning we have the joy and privilege of worshiping at Trinity Reformed Church, where a longtime dear friend of my family is pastor. It is the liturgical church that has continued to deepen our love of and desire for beautiful old church liturgy. While we were looking for a new church home a year+ […]

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Oct 25 2014


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I just have to share with you about my reintroduction to sugar after five months without. I mean really, if you’re going to go off a diet, you might as well go nuts, right?! This is what Salt & Straw called their “ice cream flight” and I got to pick four flavors. I ended up […]

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Jun 20 2013

Smoke, Sky, and Sea

A filmy western sky of smoky red, Blossoming into stars above a sea Of soft mysterious dim silver spread Beyond the long gray dunes’ serenity; Where the salt grasses and sea poppies press Together in a wild sweet loneliness. ~from “Twilight in Abegweit” by L.M. Montgomery~

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Jun 15 2013

Family on the Oregon Coast

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We had a lovely week on the Oregon Coast with my side of the family. We had fantastic times at the beach, hours and hours in the pool, explored the tide pools, squeezed in a few fun dates, played games and played with cousins… it was a fantastic time. What good little travelers our sweet […]

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Apr 29 2013

We had an adventure

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Mar 31 2011


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We went away last week. Steven had a conference in Seattle, so Gabriel and I tagged along for a change of pace & scenery. It was a wonderful time and we are so thankful we were able to do it! Here are just a few pictures of a couple things we did while we were […]

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