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Nurture Someone’s Dream

I bought these kitchen towels last week at a little kitchen store in the next town over (that’s country-talk for about fifteen minutes away). I saw some similar in a picture on Pinterest. I loved the decorating idea they were used to create. I looked everywhere I could think, but […]

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Be More You

I took this picture about 6:00am. I opened my deck for the day—opening the umbrella, putting down the porch swing from its out-of-the-rain position, putting up the gates so the dogs can’t get off the deck—and I looked down to see the sun shining through the flower petals. Instantly I […]

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Enjoy the Crazy

A little bit of everything–I think the new normal for this crazy wonderful season of life is a little bit of everything everyday. Today I worked on preparation for our staycation. I can’t wait to show you what I’m doing and the finished product. But first the kids need to […]

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A Few Good Men

I love these good-looking guys. We had a pretty chill Father’s Day. Gene and Caleb are plenty tired from working on Kelsey and Caleb’s new house, so they welcomed a relaxing day. Both guys (actually all three guys) found time for a short nap. I am honored to be Gene’s […]

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Dreams Come True (Sometimes when We’re not Looking)

When the kids were little we had a Sesame Street book about the four seasons. A few of the pages showed a family’s backyard and how it changed with each season. It also showed the family doing seasonal activities in their backyard. This family happened to have a little pond […]

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Getting It Done

Some days are about getting it done. I know I talk about enjoying today and seeing God’s hand in every day. I did enjoy today and I did see God’s hand. I worked hard to finish a writing project due by the end of the day. I love writing on […]

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I Want to Tell You. . .

I wish I could tell you what made my day today. I am excited! But I can’t say anything—yet. It may not come to fruition, but it is a yes for the next step. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I often talk […]

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More Thoughts on Life-Giving

I continue to be challenged by the words—life-giving. Yesterday I listened to Anita Lustrea’s podcast. She and her guest, Sharon Swing—discussed in part that which is life-giving. It was a helpful and thought-provoking discussion. Being the writer person that I am, I followed Anita and Sharon’s prompt and started a few […]

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The Icing On My Cake

I can’t wait to show you the full picture of what Gene is doing in this picture. It’s a surprise for the kids when they are here at staycation next month so no more pictures until afterwards. I’m not terribly creative, especially compared to the rest of the family. So […]

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