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the moment

    There’s a point in everyone’s day. Maybe it’s the moment before your feet hit the floor. Maybe it’s the moment before you open the door to the office, to the shop, kitchen, child’s bedroom, the mailbox (bills)….. Maybe it’s the moment after someone flips you the bird in your car for no reason…. Read more »

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the battle

My strength. When broken. I am seated with you. When chaos. You are still. When accusations. You are shelter. When failure. You are faithful. When I disappoint others. You are not. When doubt. I look up. When distraught. I praise.

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sticky hands

I was leaving for a meeting the other morning when I made the normal “goodbye round” through the dining room while breakfast was underway… I gave everyone a kiss on the head than Josiah (20 months) stretched out his arms for another one, in the mean time he had filled his hands with jelly from… Read more »

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Personal Psalm

Now when your heart falls on mine [Jesus]. and glory revealed shatters despair charge me then to share the hope that only you can give. the hope of things, from past and to come. the empty expectancy of “riffs” to resolve without Your presence the work that is done in vain without invitation to You to work… Read more »

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an honest mamma

This is a ‘guest post’ (first ever) from my beautiful bride. I love her – and you’ll soon know why!   The more time I spend on Pinterest, Facebook and online news pages, I find myself having an overindulgence of self-improvement. I enjoy seeing how other moms do things, what they are doing, and how… Read more »

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All while following Jesus.

I give. I hope. I hate. I love. I  try. I give up. I withhold. I worship. I strive. I work. I regret. I thank. I write. I talk. I smile. I grumble. I praise. I tear down. I want. I deny. I sacrifice. I try harder. I give less. I hope more. I look… Read more »

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shake it off + song

It’s almost like clockwork… weekly, monthly maybe even daily… a weight on our shoulders subtly finds a home there – we start to believe that it is our responsibility to carry it…   Some of us may find it easier to shake off the weight than others, but I truly believe we all accumulate weight on our… Read more »

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what losing (part of) your finger can do

Trauma. It slows you down, it qualifies and prioritizes people, tasks, and passions …. there’s much more it can do, but these are what it did for me today. And that is what I want to ‘journal’ about here tonight. Today was a unique day. My oldest son lost part of his finger (the tip… Read more »

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words are everything

There has been a picture that has haunted me… it stirs frustration and compassion in me every time I see it… what is aggravating at some level – I find myself being the hand and arm in the picture at times with people… just an honest confession. Recently my middle child has been really trying… Read more »

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big steps, tight grip

Do you remember when you started to walk? I do. I’m kidding. That would be a weird memory though… as I think back on the events of this evening my 9 month old loves to crawl to a familiar adult and crawl up their leg… what he wants you to do then, is to give… Read more »