A prayer for encouragement

From today’s Morning Prayer: “You strengthened Mary at the foot of the cross and filled her with joy at the resurrection of your Son, through her intercession relieve our distress and strengthen our hope.”(Saturday morning, Week III) That was what I needed to hear this morning.

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“Encompassing Comfort” – New Post at Mighty Is Her Call

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New Posts at “Mighty Is Her Call”

So I’ve been neglectful again…but here are links to my last two posts over at Mighty Is Her Call. Praying Through the Chaos Growing Pains

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A new ministry

So it’s been a while…again. But good news! I’ve been asked to join the lovely ladies who blog at Mighty Is Her Call, so hopefully that will be some motivation for some more writing, both here and there. In the meantime, here’s my first post over there: Beauty is closer than I think And here’s …

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Things that go CRASH in the night

This week’s parenting tip: Keep large wooden puzzles safely secured, especially at night. You might be thinking, “That’s a strangely specific parenting tip. I wonder what made her think of that?” Well. Let me tell you. If your large (noisy) wooden puzzles are not secured, say in a cabinet, or in a crate, or with …

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Mount Majestic

“There is a very good possibility that you will not believe a word I say. Alas, it is the risk all historians take. The truest things are often the most unbelievable.” Thus begins one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Jennifer Trafton, and …

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A Beautiful Baby Book

I’m so happy to share this beautiful book about a new baby joining the family! Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born, by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Caldecott Honor Artist Jason Chin uses lively, rhyming text and colorful, touching illustrations to show both the baby’s growth before birth and the joy of her family …

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That’s all. I brought in the zinnias before the storm smushed them, and thought I’d share. 🙂 I’ve been trying to do nice things like this on the mantel lately.

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Remind me why we’re doing this?

“The whole purpose of reading – the whole purpose of everything – is for our kids to love God and love each other better.” ~Sarah Mackenzie (If you’re not familiar with Sarah Mackenzie and the Read Aloud Revival, check it out!)

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(House)work, Part II

Part of the problem I have with writing a long, philosophical post like The Theology of (House)work is that it’s hard for me to get through it without a meandering digression every sentence or two. This post is to take care of all those side-notes…so my apologies for the variety of topics and directions! Kids …

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