Month: September 2012

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5 Minute Friday…Grasp

GRASP… I send expectations out into the world, into the air, into a place where they sometimes just seem to float away like the fluffy white dandelion seeds at the end of their season…blown to make a wish and then nothing left… I grasp for successes…small ones, but successes nonetheless… And to meet my own…

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Why the Small Things May Matter Most

  I used to think life was about the big things; getting my license, graduating from high school, starting college, completing each year and semester with excelling grades to show for it. Applying to graduate school, meeting the man who would eventually become my husband (and father of my children! who knew?!!), getting my first…

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Book Review and Giveaway: My Journey to Heaven

     In 2005 Marv Besteman, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired bank president, encountered an experience that all of his rational life experience could have never prepared him for—a short, 20 minute glimpse of heaven.      In his book “My Journey to Heaven” (co-authored with LorileeCraker), Besteman recounts his memories…

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Whatever Wednesdays: Sunflowers

Nothing incredibly deep here today, just a reminder to smile at the beauty that surrounds us. God’s beauty. The reminders of His artistry and love all around if we stop to see. A favorite piece of the magnificent landscape, particularly at this time of year, are sunflowers. Incredibly bright, beautifully strong, reflecting the warmth of…

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Benefits to Being Organized…Who Knew?!

I did a google a quick search tonight, “What are the benefits of being organized?” Just curious…you know. I admire organized people…the ones who always know where their car keys are, the ones who never miss doctors appointments (or their kid’s pediatrician appointments), the ones who remember to call or send an  email on my…

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Creating Space in Life for the “Other” (“Non-Mom”) Things

Several weeks ago a 79 year old shortly cropped gray haired woman showed up on my doorstep. I was expecting her arrival and had put the hot water kettle on and arranged store bought raspberry strudel on a plate. “Girls,” I said, “There is a very nice lady coming over who mommy needs to talk…

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Making it Through the First Day (Whatever Wednesdays)

We made it through the first day of kindergarten (yesterday)! YAY!   I know some of you reading this are going through your first day today. I figured in some small way it would help you know that you are not alone and that it’s ok to feel a little emotional and teary-eyed and lost…

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Preparations for Kindergarten

Haircut…check. New sneakers…check. Lunch box (a really cute one with her name embroidered on it! I agree, it was a totally unnecessary splurge, but a mom has got to have some fun, right?!)….check. School supplies, bought, labeled and dropped off at school…check. Reading lots of books about starting school (Ava’s favorite happens to be Miss…