Tag Archive 'Thoughts'

Oct 04 2016

Blinding

October has always been one of my favorite months. In fact, if I had been a more patient woman, I would have waited an extra five months to get married just so I could have an October anniversary! But as it happened, seven days post college graduation was all I was willing to wait. (No […]

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Aug 16 2016

Adorned

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          Last month, I had the sweet opportunity to host a little online party for LillaRose hair accessories, with my friend (and LR consultant) Kristi. To kick it off, we pulled together a small GoogleHangout time where half a dozen ladies from all three major US time zones got to laugh together, talk […]

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Aug 15 2016

He Makes All Things New

Acts 14:15 “…we bring you good news, that you should turn from vain things to the living God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.” Revelation 21:5 “And He who was seated on the throne said, Behold, I am making all things new.“ Last month, I had […]

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Jun 22 2016

There are Days…

There are days when I am THAT mom. When I bring my daughter to storytime at the library even though she is coughing with a bark like a seal. When she sits in the front row, squished between total stranger toddlers, and proceeds to loudly make friends between conversations, giggles, coughs, and interacting with the […]

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Jun 21 2016

Be Encouraged, Mamas!

I recorded a little voice memo for myself not long after my husband bought me an iPhone. “Be encouraged. The work you are doing may be hard, and you’re in the thick of it. But you are doing GOOD WORK.” I often think about the good works God planned long ago for me to walk […]

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May 17 2016

Real Beauty

As women, we ache to believe that real beauty can be found in the midst of imperfection. We are crying out for permission to lower our standards. ~Myquillyn Smith, The Nesting Place, p47~ I see beauty all around me. I see imperfection all around me. I am looking to my Lord to help me see […]

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May 14 2016

Feeling At Home

It seems to me that women typically experience shame about two things~ their bodies and their homes. … What people are craving isn’t perfection. People aren’t longing to be impressed; they’re longing to feel like they’re home. If you create a space full of love and character and creativity and soul, they’ll take off their […]

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May 10 2016

Enjoy It

What is one of the first, last, and most common things that an older & wiser woman tells a young mama? Enjoy it. Enjoy these days, because they go by all too quickly. Oh! Don’t we know it! I do not begrudge the sentiment by a long shot, nor do I hold it against the throngs who […]

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Apr 01 2016

Long-distance and Long-time

Five years ago right now, I found out I was pregnant with my ninth baby, who came on the heels of six consecutive miscarriages. Five years ago right now, we began the process of building a home out in the country. Five years ago right now, a friend of mine emailed me a crazy idea. […]

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Mar 25 2016

Savoring Friendship & Cookies

It was obviously an early day of spring. Grey clouds and blinding sunshine danced together. Robins were bouncing happily around outside while it rained. The fire roared in our living room stove, schoolwork was spread on the table, the baby was fussing, and the big kids were doing anything but focusing on their books. I […]

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