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On Your Eighteenth Birthday

  Dear Lindsay, When I think back to the day you were born, I can see how God was orchestrating our story from the very beginning. You were hoped for and loved long before you came to be, a fulfillment of deep longings and desires in my heart. God used that time in my life to slowly peel back my […]

Woven Together

Four and a half years ago, my family made an impromptu trip to Kansas to help move my Mom into a nursing home. It was a somber trip, one that we were not quite prepared to take. One day, she had been full of life. The next, we thought that we would likely lose her. She doesn’t remember that we […]

Twenty (Favorite) Books in 2020- Part 2

I set out to write a single post about my “Twenty (Favorite) Books in 2020” and quickly realized that the post was too long. If you want to read Part 1, you can do that here. This post contains books 11 through 20. 11. “Hope When it Hurts” by Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton When you go through a difficult […]

Twenty (Favorite) Books in 2020

  It’s been a terrible year. The worst ever. Yet I read more this year than I ever have before. Scripture, good books and comforting songs became my lifeline. Without Jesus, I am not sure I would have made it through. It was a terrible year, but God has been so kind. His love for me has not failed. I […]

Puzzling

A couple of weeks ago I was working on a puzzle in our homeschool room while my three oldest were washing and drying dishes in the kitchen. I could overhear them and based on the amount of bickering that was going on, I knew it wouldn’t be long before one of them came to me to complain. I wasn’t wrong. […]