Category Archives: Travel

Every Side of His Face

Running shoes on and earbuds ready to roll, I step out my front door. It’s late June, and the evening air is muggy for my beloved, typically-dry-ish Colorado. Instrumental piano music is my soundtrack for my workout time tonight. It … Continue reading

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In Which I Try and Break Through the Fog of Transition

Where do you start when it’s been weeks since you’ve written and your entire life has been flipped upside down during the days on end of writerly silence? This move has been the best kind of change, but my goodness, it has … Continue reading

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Day 6: Because This Is Really About an Awakening

Sometimes you sit down to write and you know exactly what you need to say, and how you want to say it. Other times, you’re more acutely aware of your need for the Creator to meet you in your creating. … Continue reading

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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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Maia’s Birth Week: Part 1 [A.K.A. “Oh My Goodness, This Is Really Happening!!”]

Hey there, my friends! Grabbing a few minutes to myself here during nap time to try to begin documenting the week of Maia’s birth.  Not sure how long I’ll have before one or the other of them wakes up, so … Continue reading

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The Big Reveal: Her Name! [And a Couple Other Amazing Things]

Hi my friends! Back at the hotel in small-town Kansas, I was so desperate for sleep.  Definitely didn’t get it.  Combination of a…we’ll just leave it at interesting… hotel experience, and a boy who’s suddenly started developing asthma symptoms.  We were up … Continue reading

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Part 2: The Wreck and the Aftermath

Today I went over to the dealership where we left my minivan with its possibly-going-flat front left tire.  I photographed the damage… $4,350 worth, as I mentioned in Part 1 of this story. Front driver’s side wheel – where we … Continue reading

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Part 1: How Getting A North Carolina Oil Change Turned… Well… Interesting.

Isaac passionately loves to crash his cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters… whatever… into each other.  Or into walls or tables or floors or any other hard surface you can imagine.This morning (Monday, 3/18) he experienced his first real crash.Let me say … Continue reading

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Obliterating Mommy-Martyr Syndrome [From Running On Fumes to Living In Him]

As much as I try not to, I tend to “zone out” a little spiritually when I travel.  Getting out of our normal routine as a family almost always equates to little to no focused, intentional time with the Lord … 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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