Month: December 2013

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There is Still Time for a Silent Night

  I walked into church to pick up Ella from preschool and caught the eye of a fellow momma friend whose daughter is in Ella’s class. “Phewww…” she said, “I’ve been running around like crazy all morning. Errands and Christmas presents and trying to get back here. Do you feel that way?” Yes. Yes. Yes…

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A Million Little Ways: A Book Review

From time to time I get an email invitation from Revell asking if I’d be interested in doing a blog review about a new book they have coming out. I used to say “yes” to more of these review invitations, but books require time, especially if you’re going to read the entire thing and then…

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When the Scribbles are Intentional

The morning had rushed on in a flurry of kitchen clean up, and bedroom clean up and paper sorting and baby care. Each task I found myself engulfed in was accompanied by the steady cadence of an internal reminder…”As soon as I finish this I will _________ with Ella.” The blank was filled in with…

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Reflect: A Five Minute Friday post

When Scott and I lived in the Boston area in the days B.C. (before children!) we made many trips to New Hampshire to ski and hike. New Hampshire is a beautiful state…a state full of mountains and long windy roads and hills full of trees and vistas and stunning scenery. Scott is an outdoorsman at…

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Winners, Friends and Writing Programs

Thanks to those of you who left your sweet comments behind to be entered to win a copy of Chicken Soup for the  Soul: Devotions for Wives.  And the winner is (randomly picked by myself via scraps of paper!)… Chaunie!  Chaunie and I met almost two years ago at the Festival of Faith and Writing…

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Learning to Be a Helper (My Chicken Soup Devotional story)

Have you helped your hubby out lately?! I confess, it’s not always the first thing on my priority list with three children at home…which is what inspired this story…       Learning to Be a Helper “The Lord said, “It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable…

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How About Some Chicken Soup? A Giveaway!

Many of you know I had the delightful opportunity to be published in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book earlier this year. Yay! The official title of the book is Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Wives (you can check it out here on Amazon). It’s a super sweet book full of short,…

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What We’ve Been Up To– Thanksgiving, Sitting Up and Everything in Between

Hi Friends,    It’s been a fun filled couple of weeks around the house…We’ve had Thanksgiving dinners at school, Christmas shopping excursions, sledding adventures, gymnastics classes and all sorts of other activities.    Speaking of gymnastics, our living room has turned into a gymnastics studio…that’s right, the back of our couch has become a balance…