God’s Marvelous Grace {Titus 2:11-14}

I spend a lot of time thinking, reading, learning, and—yes—writing about the Enneagram. It’s not just because I’m fascinated with personality models (though I am). It’s also not because it’s currently very ...

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What I Learned This Summer . . . On Faith, Life, and Being a Mom

I don’t think this summer played out quite like any of us expected. Just as “things” in our nation seemed to be settling down, they’ve begun to ramp back up again. From ...

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Lately // August 2021

This August was all about wrapping up a fun and low-key summer and easing into our school year. Our days have been filled with the types of simple pleasures this mama lives ...

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Put a (Re)Frame On It

The twins have been all about the early morning wake-ups these days. Early, as in before-the-sun-comes-up early. This, of course, means that I, too, have necessarily been “all about the early morning ...

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Eight Reflections on 8 Years of Blogging

Eight Augusts ago, when I finally relented to Luke’s persistent nudging to start a blog and, with his assistance, pressed “publish” on my first post, I had no way of knowing what ...

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Thy Will Be Done

I was multitasking in the kitchen the other day, preparing lunch while overseeing Charleston’s mathwork at the counter, when my son looked up at me and asked, “Mom, if I do two ...

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A Mother’s Prayer {1 Corinthians 16:13-14}

In one of our family’s most treasured picture books, a celebratory lullaby is sung to a newborn, commemorating the night the child was born. “On the night you were born,” it croons, ...

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Lately // July 2021

Hello, hello! It’s good be back in the blogging world after my (brief) summer break. Our family has been soaking up these summer days, making memories amid a wonderful balance of daily ...

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He Remembers

As a young girl “she used to try to ‘fix’ moments in her memory. The notion that years of her life would pass and she would only remember snippets, seconds of the ...

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Charleston Michael // Six-and-a-Half!

Dear Charleston Michael (My Very Favorite Six-and-a-Half-Year-Old), You celebrated a half birthday last week, crossing that all-important midway point between one year and the next. I don’t know where the time has ...

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