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adopting older kids + hilarious stories

We had a big downpour here in Denver a few weeks ago. It made me homesick for Seattle while playing in the chilly grey day with (another) cup of coffee warming my hands. Rain, shine, or snow, we walk to school. We’re kind of like the US Postal Service like that. Walking home from taking Laith […]

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A letter to Ben on our 9th Anniversary

I remember one singular thing about our pre-marital counseling. Our friend and pastor told us, “You can tell a woman is loved well, simply by looking into her eyes.” That’s always stayed with me and as I’ve met with girlfriends new and old, I sometimes look into their eyes and see it. More than anything […]

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your calling, not theirs. (trusting God + our callings PART 2)

Earlier this week I posted in part 1 of this series how we were (supposedly) going to destroy our family as we responded to God’s calling upon our lives. We talked about what to do when no one supports your calling. And I left you with this reminder… /////////////////////////////////// So lets continue on with it, shall we?? […]

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can you believe God did this?

Sometimes I get frustrated. I get wrapped up in my own little world of chaos. And then I stop on a photo like this… And this. And then I remember how crazy life is. How good and funny and creative God is. I mean quite honestly, remember…I never wanted kids. And now we’re this?? Anyone […]

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