hope springs forth: it is good

I woke up to a toddler in fuzzy footie PJs lying on top of me, and rolled over to meet¬†my other son’s¬†little brown¬†toes aiming for my face. Throughout¬†the night, we managed to attract a two-year-old, a four-year-old, and an over-weight dog under the covers of our queen bed. This morning, as I collected morning kisses […]

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navigating lent: why?

Lent. A time on the Church calendar nudging those who follow Jesus to look inwardly + upwardly. Whatever your faith [or lack thereof] looks like, introspection is intriguing — attractive, even. The rough part: Actually wading in that murky tension of who you are, who you want to be, and who you were created to […]

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loud quiet

Loud quiet.¬†That’s what fills the silence most days. Glancing through Twitter feeds, scrolling through Facebook updates. Joseph plays and I half-heartedly watch, glancing at my right hand, never without my iPhone.¬†Always updated, always connected, alwaysmostly¬†present. My iPhone. My glorious, glorious iPhone. The handheld device connecting with me never-ending streams of updates — and a disconnecting […]

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a glad surrender.

A friend sent me today’s post from A Glad Surrender, a lent blog + devotional by Cornerstone Church in Ames. What a simple + poignant reminder that adoption can reflect the gospel. (Yes, those are the hands of my awesome husband and son.) “Pure and undefiled religions before our God and Father is this: to […]

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