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6 Items You Won’t Find on a Supply List

Delighted to welcome my friend Kristen to the blog today! She’s a young woman on a mission to help other young women believe in themselves and the great wonder of the God who created us all. This time of year, you avoid Walmart because of them. As soon as you enter the shopping area, racks… Continue reading 6 Items You Won’t Find on a Supply List

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Yes, We Are Homeschooling This Year

I’ve been skirting around the proclamation for over a month. Dancing around the possibility for a few years. Making peace with the decision since we decided to jump the county line. Yes, we are homeschooling this year. Never thought I’d really say those words. Much less about having all three of my girls home a… Continue reading Yes, We Are Homeschooling This Year

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The Bag Man {Guest Post by Susan Simpson}

Please welcome the resilient and delightful Susan Simpson to the blog.  Rheumatoid arthritis crept into my body around my second wedding anniversary. It was easy to explain away at first. Painful feet–probably the result of the long walks around the city school building of my first teaching assignment. Aching, swollen fingers … a touch of… Continue reading The Bag Man {Guest Post by Susan Simpson}

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What Happens When You Move 10 Miles Down the Road and Everything Changes

I know things have been quiet around here since I revealed what happens when the three year house becomes the ten year house becomes the sold house. There’s still a lot to say about that and God’s timing and sense of humor and my incredible lack of patience and grace, but y’all… I’m really tired.… Continue reading What Happens When You Move 10 Miles Down the Road and Everything Changes

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When Your 3 Year House Becomes Your 10 Year House Becomes Your Sold House

I tucked myself into the corner of the sectional couch we finally broke down and bought last year so we would have furniture that fit this tiny living room. Early in the morning the sunlight shafts through a kitchen window I’m not great at scrubbing clean and lights up a worn table with perpetually sticky… Continue reading When Your 3 Year House Becomes Your 10 Year House Becomes Your Sold House

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It’s Summertime, Y’all

It’s summertime y’all. Summer entrenched itself as my favorite season during my tenure as a teacher. Before that, fall was my favorite with its cozy campfires and corn mazes. But fall is anticipation and excitement and the word that I refuse to allow in my summer: STRUCTURE. Listen, I know structure is good. There’s a… Continue reading It’s Summertime, Y’all