Category Archives: Everyday Life

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about heroes of the faith and crucial leaders in the history of evangelical denominations…. and it’s taught me a lot of incredible things, and I can’t wait to share more about it tomorrow. BUT one thing it has taught me is that the church at large can be […]

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  D.L. Moody – 5th grade education, manuscripts full of spelling and grammar errors. He failed the test to become a member of the church when he was 18. Never went to college, seminary or was even ordained.  His humble beginnings meant that as an adult he never lost touch with common poor people; he […]

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The other night at the dinner table one of the kids said something to the tune of “he be in my class.” in reference to another student we were talking about. I was kind of surprised at my own quickness to correct him and the other adults around the table were just as eager to […]

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“Feel all the things. Feel the hard things. The inexplicable things, the things that make you disavow humanity’s capacity for redemption. Feel all the maddening paradoxes. Feel overwhelmed, crazy. Feel uncertain. Feel angry. Feel afraid. Feel powerless. Feel frozen. And then FOCUS. Pick up your pen. Pick up your paintbrush. Pick up your damn chin. […]

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February 2017:  This month flew by and was very full. We are still loving the incredible weather here in Saint Petersburg and love to grill out and have smores night on the cooler nights. We’ve been reading to the kids after dinner and this month we’ve been reading through The Biggest Story. It’s a beautiful […]

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  In the past few years some have wondered if I’m pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-democrat, anti-baptist, pro-liberalism….. Let me see if I can help clear up a few things. Although for some, this might just muddy the water even more so. I am pro-life. But I tend to have more in common with someone who […]

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What if I started talking about things like…. -Paid maternity leave -extension of medicaid for poor -healthcare and birth control coverage for the poor -Workforce initiatives that allow women to work and care for children -equal housing protections -equal pay for women doing equal work (currently 75 cents on the dollar) – education funding – […]

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This sweetheart, signs of healing of my body, heart & mind, new neon workout socks , Palm tree lined streets  (come visit me), end of era documentaries, a vehicle that keeps defying its age (300K baby!) and running , the weekend, date night , babies napping at the same time , having an ice maker in my fridge door, […]

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The days between Christmas and New years can be delightfully restful but they can also be a week that feels like you don’t know what day it is, who you are or what you’re supposed to be doing!! This year was like that for me…. it was such a strange feeling week. BUT if you’re […]

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  1. Anker iPhone charge cord (amazon) (cheap + good quality) 2. Benefit Yes, they’re Real Travel size Mascara (ulta) 3. Mini Glass Jar Candle Moss/Thyme (target)  4. OPI nail polish (“It’s a Girl” is my very favorite pale pink shade that’s great for every girl!) (ulta or sally’s beauty supply) 5. Kuhn Rikon Nonstick […]

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