Category Archives: reflections

sabbath rest in the midst of crisis

sabbath rest

End of next week, I am speaking on Honoring Rhythms of Rest at the GEMS Leadership Conference. I have cut out many of my notes because I only have ONE hour. Right now, my thoughts reflect a weekend retreat’s worth of speaking!  Instead of dismissing everything, I’ll share some ‘outtakes’ here today. Okay?  Thanks for listening. :: During […]


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A Peek into Last Week :: whole 30 week one, my Erin Condren planner, road trip prep, and a TEDx Talk!

whole 30 dinner idea

Last week was FULL, ya’ll. (Yes, I just said ya’ll.  Preparing for our road trip to Texas this summer!  Plus, it’s where I was raised and so the words are in my blood.) The last post introduced my Whole 30 journey and how day one went.  I’m here to report that the rest of the […]

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A Peek Into Last Week :: 10+ inches of snow, an Erin Condren delivery, and a trip to Trader Joe’s!

erin condren clutch

Remember I was all excited about this new feature of peeking back at the previous week? Remember that I also mentioned it might not exactly be on Mondays? So, here we are on Tuesday, and welcome to back to the happenings of our family life.  I am also working on some other posts, and just might get […]

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A Peek Into Last Week…19th anniversary, homeschooling changes, and a NFL record jump!


Welcome to a NEW month! The month SPRING finally arrives, and that I hope our snow storms go away for good.  Truly, this winter treated us fairly well overall so I cannot complain too much. For several weeks, I have thought of starting this Monday morning feature of looking back into our week as a family. […]

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19 years and counting… a marriage sustained by Christ

19 years and counting

Today is our 19th wedding anniversary…. While we’re not famous for having 19 kids in 19 years (completely okay with me!), and probably only a handful of our 400+ wedding guests would even remember our important day… …today is special and significant to my husband and I, and honestly, this is what matters most. I cannot […]

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simple woman’s daybook :: november 2014

simple woman's daybook

As a practice of staying in the moment, focusing on right now… TODAY, I’m participating in the simple woman’s daybook.  Some affiliate links are below. *** Outside my window… it is evening as I write this, so outdoors is cozy dark. I am thankful… for a wonderful birthday last week, SO full of family togetherness enjoying Longwood Gardens and […]

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