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Thank you, thank you!
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Hey, come close! Let's hatch a secret plan;-). My sweet friend, Colleen Mitchell celebrated a birthday yesterday. It was kind of a lonely affair down on the mission field in Costa Rica. Today, she and her men are off to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In the Heart of my Home
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She played with fabric. I played with my camera. Together, we waited. I can't help but sit back in awed wonder. For all of time, we've done this--women gathering. Sharing stories. Passing time. Waiting. Hoping. Praying. And yet with each... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In the Heart of my Home
Oh, gosh. I will! It's a terribly lonely, terribly frightening experience. You are *so* in my thoughts and prayers. There is good to be found here, but there is evil as well. And it lurks. And it pounces. I'm so praying for you!
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I find myself: ::noticing God's glory Yesterday was perfectly beautiful! Sunshine and a breeze, bluebells and fairy spuds, and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In the Heart of my Home
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Oh, you're kidding! That might be the most sacrificial sacrifice I've ever heard;-). SAT is torture. Truly torture. I think this one where I'll be glad there's a book and I can learn from her experiences. I sure wouldn't want to have to learn on my own:-).
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2014 on Think Upon These Things at In the Heart of my Home
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Late last week, I opened a gift of hand-dyed, handspun cashmere yarn. Elizabeth DeHority thought perhaps that I could knit something before Michael's baby arrives. She has always had a ridiculous (and uterly unreasonable) faith in my creative ability. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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I guess there is enough gray in my hair these days that people suddenly have decided I’m old enough to have “regrets.” Recently, several different people asked me what I would do differently if I had my years of early... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
"Joy in the service of motherhood." I love that!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2014 on Surprised by Motherhood at In the Heart of my Home
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it made me cry, too. Just beautifully, done, I think.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2014 on Surprised by Motherhood at In the Heart of my Home
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Oh, that is so true! All those self-absorbed tendencies can be worn away if only we let our children do the rubbing.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2014 on Surprised by Motherhood at In the Heart of my Home
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Now I really need to know how she made you all miserable. I don't want to accidentally do that:-)
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Sorry about that! Try again? I think I've fixed it.
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Between trips to Charlottesville during the week that was, all the lovely ladies gathered to celebrate the nearly-here birth of Baby Girl Foss. It's almost time to hold her! My sister threw an incredibly beautiful and super-sweet pink baby shower.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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All during the Week that Was, in waiting rooms, while waiting in tiny exam rooms and wondering if we'd been forgotten, and on sunny patios while eating salad in solitary, I had a companion. In fits and spurts, and all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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We knew we were in for a week. When the calendar pages were inked in, we knew it was going to be rough going. Shawn's funeral on Saturday. Granddad's burial on Monday. No way around it. The hurt was going... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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. . . . . We laid our beloved Granddad to rest on Monday. It was a beautiful, victorious day. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Kristina, I'm so sorry for your loss! I will bury my father-in-law on Monday. He died in October but he's being buried at Arlington National Cemetery and this is the soonest the military could schedule it. You will very much be in my prayers in the coming days.
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2014 on When God Picks Your Lent at In the Heart of my Home
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Lent has begun. Every year, I sit quietly before it begins and I make a private list of how I will observe Lent. I try to find the right balance of “give something up” and “do something extra.” And more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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There are 10 inches of snow outside my front steps. It's mid-March. Surreal. Surreal. The entire month has felt surreal so far, so why not big snow in Virginia in March? Sure; why not? Thank you for your thoughts and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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When they're little, you pray they'll have good friends. When they're bigger, you pray harder because you know how friends shape the man. Shawn Kuykendall was the greatest of friends. In living and in dying, he was one of life's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Welcome, Carin! I'm glad you're here and I look forward to getting to know you.
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I find myself: ::noticing God's glory There are tulips sprouting up through the hard ground! Glory! ::listening to Signing Time. Sarah is addicted lately. ::clothing myself in Jeans, sweater. Same old thing. ::talking with my children about these books We're... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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I guess I wasn't here--somehow I missed this comment for days:-) Thank you for your kind words. I hope I can live up to them!
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on Notes before Lent Begins at In the Heart of my Home
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Late last week, I promised my editor and the bishop's office that I would read and review Bishop Loverde's pastoral letter. I promised to get right to it and turn it around over the weekend. Sure! No problem. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home