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Maternity Moments: part 2
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An oldie but a goodie:  ”If you don’t have anything kind to say, don’t say anything at all.” (A variety of even harsh truths can be said in kindness.)   This applies to those who have a daily changing body due to making a whole new soul for our world. Pregnancy is such a ride. And [...]

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Maternity Moments: Part 1
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Infertility was part of our lives for a better part of 4 years. For our first son 7 years ago…and then thinking for a few years after that – he was our first and last. Painful. Hard. Longings unfulfilled. A funeral each month. Sad. And now I am in the middle of a much more [...]

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The Seduction of Inadequacy….
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Four minutes and fifty five seconds. One woman’s journey on beauty. Several striking statements. Take a single look. (from a dear blogging friend…you can answer 3 questions after) The Seduction of Inadequacy I think media has warped my view on pregnancy these bigger days. On life-making and life-carrying and life-giving. We just shot some maternity [...]

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I Want to See
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There were some men back in the day that had heard about Jesus and wanted to meet him. They hunted down a  couple of Jesus’ disciples and said:   We want to see Jesus…can you help us?   So Andy and Phil took them to Jesus. And when Jesus lets Himself be found, He says [...]

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February Fast: Sugar
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I’m 29 weeks pregnant. I LOVE sugar. And right now, I think I ought to have it…right?! At any time, any moment. I am pregnant! I keep using this 3 word line in my head to be quite entitled: “I AM PREGNANT.” I should be able to do what I want. Eat what I want. [...]

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3 Step Anger Management Plan: One Year Later
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This same time last year I wrote a post titled Parenting Despair on the realities of anger in my home. You can click on it and see where I was. Since that time with my friend and counselor, I have put into place 3 habits and practices that have been quite helpful in not flipping a lid [...]

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Pedestrian King
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banal. humdrum. blah. plodding. mediocre. mundane.   The synonyms to “pedestrian” are the daily grind. Get up. Coffee. Workout. Shower. Work (home, semi-home, office, classroom, hospital, factory, cubical). Home. Dinner. Extra curricular activity thing (sometimes). Relax. Bed.   Exciting. Extraordinary. Unusual. Uncommon. Interesting. Different. I even capitalized the antonyms….subconsciously. Because they are better, more fun, [...]

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What’s your number?
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1 – the number of times a day, at least, I have cried in the past month. Pregnancy? Hormones? Who knows? Yep. 5 – the number of snow days Robby had last week. I actually have done a ton of reflecting on our family time. Robby learned to tie shoes, draw a star, Olive was [...]

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Barely prayers
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I’ve got some barely prayers these days. The kind that barely get out and up and toward God. They are little and reaching and hardly in a quiet place; they compete in the noise of my mind and my life. They are looking out the window, in the shower, picking up small legos on my [...]

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