Category Archives: Encountering God in the Beautiful

Maia’s Birth Week: Part 4 [In Which Maia Is Entrusted To Us, and Words Utterly Fail Me]

Hi Friends! Well, it’s already been a week since I last posted. I generally try to post more frequently than I’ve been able to lately.  Obviously though, I’ve had my hands pretty full.  The best possible kind of full. At … Continue reading

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It’s Really Happening! [Thoughts on the Night Before We Leave to Go Get Our Girl!]

I don’t have a lot of time tonight (I’m writing on Monday evening) but I so want to let you all in on what’s happening.  For those who don’t know yet, our birth mom “Amber” had an appointment with her … Continue reading

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A Christmas Blessing [May You Know His Nearness and Sense His Pursuit of Your Heart]

The presents surround the tree.  Our woodwork is wound with greenery and ribbon and twinkling with sparkly lights.  It’s 11 pm on Christmas Eve and my husband and I sit in our living room with only the tree and the … Continue reading

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Sweet Moments

Still in North Carolina….  Loving this time with family.  What a gift.  Just keeping track of memories today.  Praying you and yours, friends, are experiencing the extravagant heart of Jesus toward you this week, manifested in all His good gifts. … Continue reading

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Colorado Beauty: Nature and JESUS and Precious Friends

My dear friends!I just returned home a couple of days ago from the place that captured my heart years ago and will forever hold a piece of me… Colorado.  This past weekend the precious ladies of the Littleton Vineyard Church … Continue reading

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In Colorado… A Little Quieter Here

Hi my friends, Greetings from the insanely beautiful state of Colorado.  Some dear friends who pastor a church out here in Littleton (the church Stan and I were a part of when we lived here) have invited me out to … Continue reading

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Splashes of Beauty: Fall Beauty in the Hood, Sky Safari, a Mommy/IsaacPhoto Shoot, and More

Life in the hood has been a little intense lately. If you’re new-ish around here, you may or may not have discovered yet that my family and I live in “the hood.”  A.K.A. inner city Kansas City, MO.  A.K.A. the … Continue reading

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Moments and Invitations: The Heart Behind the Changes

Hola, My Friends! If you’re reading this blog post from your inbox, may I invite you to click on the title and hop on over to my blog today? This post will make a lot more sense if you do. … Continue reading

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Oh, How Uniquely You Move God’s Heart

Dear friend… I just wanted to remind you today…. That you were known intimately by God before you were woven together in your mother’s womb That you were uniquely created to satisfy and fulfill parts of God’s heart that no … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Trip: Part 2!

If you’re new around here, welcome!  Today I just want to finish up blogging our recent trip to Minneapolis. In case you missed it and you’d like to catch up,  here’s a link to part 1 of our MN trip. … Continue reading

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