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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.

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  • Marked By Contentment

    Don’t forget about the giveaway to help remind the winner how God is faithfully at work, creating a masterpiece out of YOU. Here are the ways to earn entries: Sign up for my weekly newsletter – the Monday Minutes! I promise I don’t spam. My heart is to enrich your time without monopolizing it by sharing […]

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  • Marked By Dimes

    Don’t forget about the giveaway to help remind the winner how God is faithfully at work, creating a masterpiece out of YOU. Here are the ways to earn entries: Sign up for my weekly newsletter – the Monday Minutes! I promise I don’t spam. My heart is to enrich your time without monopolizing it by sharing […]

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  • Marked By His Love

    Today I’m continuing my “Marked By” series. For a full explanation of these posts see here. I’m so pleased to introduce a friend who I’ve gotten to know better through Facebook. She married my friend from college, and as I’ve seen glimpses of her heart through her pictures and posts, I knew I needed to […]

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  • tasty tuesday: a story about bones

    “Sarah Elizabeth. What are these?” My husband’s voice is slow, deliberate and dripping with hesitation as he calls to me from the outside freezer. I cringe because I think I know what he’s found. “What are what?” Trying to sound innocent isn’t going to work here. There are two people in our home who stash […]

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  • piles of mercy

    I walked through the door into our bedroom and saw the pile. It was my husband’s pile and I shook my head feeling bitterness that it was still there. I think socks must breed in the drawer and then give birth in their dirty piles. It didn’t matter that I had my own growing stack […]

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  • Role Call

    I’m participating in a writing workshop right now put on by the wonderful writers at Coffee + Crumbs. One of our writing prompts was to write a “Red dot” essay – write about where you are on your map of life, much like the red dots show on mall and zoo maps that “you are […]

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  • Jake’s Valentine Prayer

    Jake and I have continued to realize how different we both are in regards to our love languages, our sentimentality, our ideal gifts, etc.  for Valentines this year he really showed me love well. Even if I weren’t sentimental and love words, this gift should mean the world to me because it shows how lovely […]