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Lost: One Cool, Calm and Collected Mama

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.  –May Sarton This post has been sitting in my draft pile for over a year. I don’t know why I hesitated posting it. … Continue reading

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It’s All About That Grace

Yesterday was Evan’s last day of summer school. Putting him in summer school for a five week session turned out to be an idea of sheer brilliance. Because he is changing schools, the opportunity to become familiar with the building … Continue reading

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A Triple Shot of Wonder

“To see a world in a grain of sand And a Heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. –William Blake I told the woman at the coffee shop it … Continue reading

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And It’s Gratitude For The Win

Gratitude…takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what … Continue reading

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On Creating New Vocabulary

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ― Mother Teresa Why is it I always find myself in the midst of busyness? Even on vacation sometimes I find myself rushing to pack … Continue reading

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I Am Mama Hear Me Roar

I know that this blog is usually full of cute Ev quips or inspirational bits about parenting. Today the blog has a different tone. I’m as concerned with the secular culture of Ev’s growingupworld as I am with the ecclesiatic … Continue reading

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Unhurried Lives

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth. –Bonnie Friedman Some people are simply not in a hurry; they come and go at their own pace when they are good and ready to do so. I … Continue reading

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Trade Offs

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” –William Faulkner When I was pregnant with my second son, I started “nesting” right from the beginning of the pregnancy. I cooked meals from … Continue reading

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Bravery Matters

We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are. –Madeleine L’Engle Bravery. I’ve been thinking a lot about bravery today–about what exactly it means to be … Continue reading

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Helovesme Helovesmemore

I was reading through the notes on my phone and came across a couple little gems I had written down so as not to forget them. I can’t remember if I posted them or not. The whole gist of the … Continue reading

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