Love IS Life. Everything else is just… garbage.

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It's so easy to miss the point.  It's easy to get caught up in everything that doesn't matter, even when I think I'm focusing on the truth.  Even when I think I'm focusing on God. Love. That's it.  That's all that really matters, right?  That's all God really wants from us.  It's such a simple word and yet so complex.  Other languages have multiple words for love, but the English language often feels a bit lacking in this department. There really are so many different kinds of love.  There's the love we have for our family, the love we have for our friends, and the love we have for a perfect stranger with whom we empathize.  It's all special and beautiful. The kind of love that matters most, though?  Agape.  The Greek word for the kind of love that comes from outside of us and our flawed, selfish, broken perspectives: "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and … [Continue reading]

The Relativity of Feelings and My Struggles

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Time.  It's a tricky thing. It doesn't make sense that five years ago feels like yesterday and, yet, I don't know where the last month went.  We all know time is relative to each person's individual experience; a hard month can feel like a year … [Continue reading]

Parenting Young Children: The Challenge of a Quiet Moment

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  Oh how many times I've gotten on here and thought, I need to blog more often.  I'm not really sure what keeps me away.  It's so soothing to write and so refreshing to get feedback and know that I'm not alone. Oh wait, my kids.  … [Continue reading]

Gender Reveal: Baby Number 3

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Unquestionably, today I felt more anxious and excited than I have in a long time.  I texted my sister earlier and likened it to Christmas morning as a child. This morning, after dropping Dylan off at preschool, the three of us headed over to … [Continue reading]

Almost a Wordless Wednesday: News!

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Wow, it's been a month since my last post!  I'm not sure how that happened... Ok, well maybe I am. In short: life's been almost unmanageably crazy around here.  I've never been great at following schedules or organizing my days.  I'm more of a … [Continue reading]

Hi, I’m still here.

So... hi!  Long time no see, right? I don't know what's been up with me.  Well, that's not entirely true.  It's more like, I don't really know how to explain what's going in my head lately.  What I think is happening is: I never really took the … [Continue reading]

Hearts Unleashed 2014: Week 11 {#catchthemoment365}

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I'll admit, I had a really good time with my images this week.  It helps that I had new equipment to play with. I mentioned last week that I upgraded to full-frame.  If you don't know what that means, you're not alone.  I didn't for for a long … [Continue reading]

Hearts Unleashed 2014: Week 10 {#CatchTheMoment365}

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This last week was less than inspirational for me.  I just wrote a whole post about it, added my photos, saved the post... aaand everything was gone.  I don't have the time or energy to rewrite the whole thing and, frankly, I'm not in the right state … [Continue reading]

Hearts Unleashed 2014: Week 9 {Catch the Moment 365}

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Oh, do I have grand plans... Now I just need to actually follow through. There are so many things I'd love to offer on this blog.  I want so much for it to be a place of love, support, and information.  A place where I can talk about my family and … [Continue reading]

Hearts Unleashed 2014: Week 8 (#catchthemoment365)

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This was a week of stress.  I don't have much to share today other than my photos.  Andy was out of town for the week and D was sick and out of school until the day he got back.  I'd complain, but in many ways it was actually a blessing.  In addition … [Continue reading]