children of God

INTENTIONAL PUPIL

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God’s been having me write out some scriptures for myself to study and really chew on, if you will.   For me, writing it down, or typing it, helps get it into my heart more and more.   He’s really put it on my heart to be an intentional pupil of His Word, like basically […]

Bevy

Walking, Part 2

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My mom’s not a huge fan of crowds but she wanted to do this walk.  She didn’t want to stay for the closing ceremonies or anything like that.  She said walking together was her celebration, so that’s just what we did. Three generations, riding the Light Rail at the wee hours…HOW AWESOME DOES MY MOM […]

bereaved parents

Grieving With Others

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You know, I was never a fan of funerals and potato salad or dying people or dead ones or death or pretty much anything that had to do with end of life.  As a kid, from grade 3 and then throughout junior high and high school, a friend, classmate, relative, or pet, died, each year. […]

Compassion Intl

Around the World…

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…in who knows how many days? Em and I read a book during homeschool last year about a man in his hot air balloon who raced around the world, a race against the clock.  He wanted to beat a record. What if there were no time frame? What if the point was just to see […]

abundant life

Trekking Around the World

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Remember this? It’s been a while.  I wouldn’t expect you to, but I sure do.  One night, 5 years ago last November, we had gotten some yummy Chinese take-out and were sitting in Noah’s room at The Children’s Hospital.  As we finished up and started cracking open our fortune cookies, I grabbed one and said, […]

abundant life

Little BIG Feet

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If you don’t know how much I love feet, scroll down to the bottom of this page…I’ll wait… Okay.  So, let me clarify, because by “love feet” I want to make sure it’s clear which ones I mean: NOT stinky, sweaty, hairy, scaly ones BUT YES to: chewy, teeny, tiny, pink, plump, yummy ones But […]