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one thousand gifts

This last weekend my wonderful and not-so-spontaneous husband decided, spontaneously, he would whisk me away for a very, very, very much needed getaway. Just the two of us. For 24 hours. Alone. This time, He even did all the planning. All I needed to do was pack. WOW!! I mean, we’re talking super coolness here. […]

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It’s quiet. (Well, I can hear the water trickling from the filter in the fish tank. That’s right, I need to fill that.) And dark. (Well, I can see the light shining in through the dining room windows from the street light outside.) I’m sitting in “my spot” on the couch, holding the pillow from […]

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I’ve thought of a thousand ways to start this post. Not one single idea seemed like the right one. In all honesty, I have absolutely no idea how to talk about this. There are some things that are very sacred to me and I like to keep them to just family and a few close […]

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“Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. […]

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(This video is somewhat graphic in nature. The images are used from the movie ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and I neither endorse nor denounce it. I chose this because I feel we shouldn’t hide nor be ignorant from the reality of the suffering Jesus Christ bore on our behalf. It was real. It should […]

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I wrote this on November 27th, while sick in bed, after I had been reading Ann Voskamp’s book, “One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are“. I haven’t edited anything. This is what rose in my heart as I neared the end of the book… ************************************ I’m a self-centered, idolatrous hoarder […]

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There you are. My brand new, beautiful baby girl, Kayla Love. Your swirl of peaches & cream hair all perfectly placed. You are laying there, knees tucked up to your chest as if you were still inside me. You inhale this little quivering whimper of air, I hold my breath for a moment, you’re ok. […]

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