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The Strong and Courageous Woman

The Strong and Courageous Woman

The Strong and Courageous Woman: a woman’s journey to completion in Christ through the book of Joshua. So what if Joshua was a man, this book is loaded with lessons for us ladies. For the month of August, I’m sharing a bible study on the book of Joshua. Please forgive the unpolished product, this is … Continue reading

No Phone Zone

No Phone Zone

You have now entered a “No Phone Zone.”  That’s what Chris and I refer to any time that is not allowed to be interrupted by technical gadgets such as phones, iPads, Kindles, or laptops.  If someone calls during date night, don’t answer.  We’re in a No Phone Zone.  If we’re having a serious discussion, we … Continue reading

Friday Family Photos: The Kaitlyn Crawl

Friday Family Photos: The Kaitlyn Crawl

Kaitlyn’s on the move this week perfecting her crawl.  She started out rocking back and forth on all fours, and she now varies between a breaststroke movement to using her feet to push her forward motion. Here are Kaitlyn and Ava lounging in the backyard. Ava in our backyard looking up at the trees. Many … Continue reading

In Search of a Better Photo

In Search of a Better Photo

I’ve owned a digital camera for over a year, and I still use the auto focus settings. Sad, I know. But now that I have 2 little girls in my life, I’m in search of a better clearer photo to capture these precious moments. Today, I’m embarking on the 31 Days to a Better Photo … Continue reading

Preparing Your Dog to Meet Your Baby

Preparing Your Dog to Meet Your Baby

Our dog Miles is our first child. So, when we brought Kaitlyn and Ava home from the hospital, we wanted his transition to be smooth. Now he recognizes the girls as part of our “pack”. He often sits with them and is deeply concerned for their welfare. If one of them cries in the night, … Continue reading

Ava’s Delight, My Delight

Ava’s Delight, My Delight

When Ava sees me, the smile on her face is pure joy.  When I greet her in her crib each morning, she smiles.  When I walk in the room, she smiles. When I say her name, she smiles.  Being her mom is bliss, and it warms my heart that she smiles at me.  She delights … Continue reading

Why is Love So Hard?

Why is Love So Hard?

Chris and I recently attended a marriage retreat lead by Chip Judd.  The wisdom we gleamed was gold.  Here is a link to Chip’s message ” Why is Love So Hard?” that he gave at Seacost. It contains much of the info he shared with us. We learned the key to a healthy marriage was … Continue reading

A Life Lesson Through Parenting

A Life Lesson Through Parenting

The challenge of parenthood is teaching me to trust in God rather than myself. Paul wrote to the Corinthians about the affliction he was burdened with in Asia.  It was so excessive, that he despaired even of life.  I can now understand, when plagued with lack of sleep and sickly crying babies, how parents can … Continue reading