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  • Waiting on Unicorns

    As my sixteenth birthday was drawing near, I was on the hunt for a car. A very specific car, actually, and when I found one I brought it to my parents with weighted anticipation, sure that this was “the one.” It was an all-white Ford Bronco. I had watched the O.J. Simpson saga unfold several […]

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  • Everbloom Giveaway!

    Just in time for Mother’s Day – a giveaway! You’ve heard me talking about “Everbloom,” the beautiful anthology that I’m blessed to be a part of. Well, I’m giving away two copies, along with other fantastic goodies that will leave you or someone you know feeling pampered and gorgeous. I’m teaming up with two friends […]

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  • God Felled the Tree (on Good Friday)

    Years of leaves have fallen undisturbed, settling into a cushiony duff that is spongy underfoot, almost mattress-like in its softness, yet rich and life-giving to the next generation of trees. We’ve intentionally left this woods alone for over a decade. When we purchased the farm, cows had the run of the woods, resulting in damage […]

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  • A Beautiful Errand

    I wouldn’t say that life with two under two feels like drowning, but it’s easy to get tired treading water. This is hard to admit, though, especially when you’re in survival mode and focused on your kids more than yourself. I just admitted this truth to myself last month. The past two years have been […]

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  • Where is Jesus?

    This Monday feels heavy. An atrocity has hit close to home and the internet and media is buzzing about it, treating it like fuel for the flames of <insert agenda here>. I don’t want to add to all the noise, but I want to offer what I believe we should be offering as believers – […]

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  • Baby Birds and Battle Cries

    We have a Blue Jay nest in the big tree that’s in the middle of our back yard. This pair of birds comes back every year to gather sticks, grass clippings and clumps of dog hair that so kindly accumulate in the corners of our lawn. My husband and I were outside the other night […]

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  • When the Cookies Come the Day before Your Anniversary

    We are celebrating four years. Four years of life together, of life shared between two hearts under one roof. Life filled with margaritas on Thursday nights and fights over the single sink in our master bathroom (still). Texts throughout the day about cars and songs and troubles. Hugs in the kitchen that can’t last long enough and quick kisses as we squeeze past each other in the laundry room on the way out the door. Arms that grow numb holding babies that won’t fall asleep, and the knowing nod from across the room that we’re doing ok in spite of it all. Meals shared across the table, in the living room, on the floor, on boxes, in front of the T.V., outside in lawn chairs and in the bed of your truck.