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why I’ve not been blogging lately + something I’m proud of

How is it almost Fourth of July?! No seriously…how is that possible?! I don’t know if you’re like me, but though it’s so very fun having the kids all home for summer…I’m struggling to get anything done! But that has meant being a little inconsistent with blogging. It’s such a blessing to rest within a group […]

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balance amidst the busy

Hey friends! I’m over at Glow:Live as Light today. Here’s a little teaser of the post! xo As I sit at my desk in the kitchen, attempting to work, I watch through the window as our preschool-aged girls play in the backyard. In a gentle, rhythm-like cadence—almost hypnotizing—their dark little knees pump as they go […]

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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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I’m going to destroy my family?! (trusting God + our callings PART 1)

When it all began, everyone around us thought we were doing too much, too fast. That we were really naïve about bringing home a baby girl from Ethiopia, only to decide right away to also adopt a six year old. A boy older than our biological boys, which is apparently a major no-no. But we […]

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