believe

What do we believe? Like, what do we really believe? I think I believe a lot of good things about God. But sometimes I wonder — where did these good things come from? Have I formed my view of who God is based on my circumstances? My culture? Do I hold a set of beliefs […]

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play with your kids

Parenthood¬†is a straight-up adventure. These¬†imaginative little boys of mine take me on wild rides all the time. And while there are certainly times when I want to tuck-and-roll, most of my motherhood moments are magical. My heart swells when I¬†see them slay dragons and fight fires and tackle monsters. Sometimes I have to remember to¬†toss […]

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love notes

I rocked cowlicky bangs and thick wire glasses in elementary school. I was a chronic teacher’s pet and¬†I wrote more than one letter to our senator requesting updated technology¬†in our computer lab. I was quite the catch. When Valentine’s Day rolled around, I put down my Babysitter’s Club books and was giddy to hand-pick valentines […]

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valentine's day gift guide for ladies

TOMS just launched their Surprise Sale, and I’m swooning over the (majorly discounted) items from TOMS and their ethical marketplace partners (including my favorite brands like Krochet Kids Intl., Noonday, and Giving Keys). The sale, which features much more than shoes,¬†provides deep discounts starting at 40% off. And…there’s free shipping on $25+!¬†I’m not going to […]

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marriage & life lessons from improv

I met my husband in a theater arts class in high school. It was a first hour¬†class¬†and I’d stumble into¬†my seat in West High’s little theater just before the final warning bell rang.¬†I secretly wished we’d be numbered off in the same group for our cavemen skits because even though he was loud and not¬†my […]

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my word for 2015

I watched the streets littered with paper confetti, the last bits of celebration swept¬†into piles, destined for giant trash bins. The lingering partiers stumbled home and staff got to work tearing down the barricades. Just an hour before, rosy-cheeked crowds had gathered to sing and kiss and ring in the new year. The excitement wears […]

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