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Hi, Hawaii!

I can’t believe what a joy it was to spend last week with the folks at Hawaiian Islands Ministries conference.  I can’t believe what a joy it was to sleep in a hotel, eat meals, exercise ALL ALONE. Praise hands emoji. If you are visiting the blog because you were at one of my breakouts, welcome! … Continue reading

the week three #instagratitude update

the week three #instagratitude update

At the end of three weeks, I am starting, just starting, to see it. How the things I shot earlier show up again, and again. Over and over. Sometimes I take another picture. Sometimes I don’t. But I always say thank you. Because that thing is still a gift. Not just coffee today. Coffee everyday. … Continue reading

In Which I Finally Ran Fast Again

In Which I Finally Ran Fast Again

I started “running” again two weeks after Riley was born. It was not pretty. I ran a half marathon 16 weeks after he was born, the day after I turned 30. It was not pretty. Recovering physically from my pregnancies has been a longer, more challenging process than I expected.  It has also been more … Continue reading

Update 1: #Instagratitude November

Update 1: #Instagratitude November

Notice. The point is to notice.  All around there is grace.  All around there are gifts.  Chances to be thankful, one after the other. But my expectation takes away my awe, makes the extraordinary gift seem ordinary. Granted.  The opposite of gratitude.  Once I can take it for granted I lose sight of it as … Continue reading

The Old Guard

The Old Guard

This is a fern. Larry gave it to my dad before his surgery for prostate cancer. Before you saw awwww, let me explain. A long time ago, my dad and a friend went to visit Larry in the hospital.  As the entered, they stopped, “Should we have brought something? Like a plant?” Agreeing that yes, … Continue reading

Preparing Room

The Saturday after Thanksgiving Curtis and I drove to church, practicing the music for our church’s weekend services on the way.  The set included Joy to the World. It was also 90 degrees outside. It’s an atypical Christmas for us this year, to say the least.  We have some decorations, but no tree.  My shopping … Continue reading

Steps of Faith

Is this your first? In the past 2.5 weeks, I’ve been asked five times.  Always by strangers, of course.  Once was a door-to-door vaccuum salesman for Kirby.  (Those things are impressive!  I didn’t know what I was getting into when I let them in, and I had been home all week while Curtis was at … Continue reading

Marinate

Marinate

Every now and then I notice that common search terms have led people to the blog.  One that seems to show up fairly often is “Father Greg Boyle Quotes” (or some variation thereof.)  So I decided to include something more from him today. For those who are not familiar with Father Greg, he is the … Continue reading

No Spend Month

This post is going to make my husband very happy. Let me start with the conclusion, then take you back to the beginning. I am doing ‘No Spend Month’ for the rest of July. I have to say ‘rest of’ because yesterday I bought 3 new maternity pieces so that I could survive this stinkin’ … Continue reading

A Not List

I while ago I learned about Ryan Woods’ story.  He lives in Vancouver, and is, among other things, a follower of Jesus, husband, dad to two kids, pastor, and blogger.  Ryan is also dying of cancer, currently in the midst of a 3-6 month window to live.  His posts are extraordinary, so good I can’t … Continue reading