If Cinnamon Rolls Could Talk

I made and froze these cinnamon rolls today for, you guessed it, staycation. I’m pretty sure I haven’t made them since Christmas. One of the girls requested them, so of course, we shall have them. Cinnamon rolls speak “cozy family time” to me. While I spread the soft butter across […]

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Why Have Daily Habits?

This is a quote from our pastor, Jake Mills. Yesterday he spoke on how to develop spiritual habits so we are doers/defenders of our faith and not just talkers about our faith. He acknowledged what he shared was not new, but pretty simple. Yet, most of us don’t have the […]

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The Science of Staycation

At the end of every day I like to record a little bit about it in my little notebook. It’s just part of who I am. I write a little about what made me smile or what was life-giving in that day. Today one of my life-giving moments was talking […]

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A Day to Not Take Pictures

No pictures of the faces in my life today. Today was a private day—a day of one-on-one relationships where taking a picture would have gotten in the way. I can tell you what I did, but I can’t show you. This morning I had a doctor’s appointment. I went in […]

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The Word for Today is. . .

Today’s word is grace. It softened all the hard edges in my day. In every conversation, book I read, and thought, I was made aware of how I (we) are in constant need of grace from others and ourselves, and how it needs to flow from us to others and […]

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It’s Really Something

This little guy was perfect today. We had a wonderful day. His mama, daddy, Pops, Grandpa, and other family members worked on his new home. But we played. There is something about being with him—how he looks in my eyes deeply like he’s trying to communicate to me and looking […]

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The Best Is Yet To Come

I wrote this piece last night right before bed. “The Perfect Family” is my nickname for our neighbors who live across our little lake. I call them “The Perfect Family” because they are so fun and have a chocolate Labrador Retreiver.   The Perfect Family had a party tonight. It […]

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Good Silly Fun

Today was lots of fun. I reaped the joy of all my preparation this week—being with the focus group women and my family. I loved every minute. I took several pictures today. I posted a couple on Instagram. But this one is my favorite. It is not posed. Harvey plopped […]

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Sheer Delight

These pictures from our dinner tonight tell the story. I don’t need to say a word. (But I will.) You can see his mind working—what can I do with a spoon and fork? I’m sure he’s not the first toddler to ask that question in his mind. After a few […]

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