Dance Fun Happiness

I sat down to write this post 2 hours ago, but ended up making an epic playlist instead. I call it DANCE FUN HAPPINESS…which is redundant, of course. I have no dance-related playlists that aren’t fun or happy (for example, there’s no “BALLET BARRE WITH EXTENDED FRAPPE SECTION” or “POLKA PRACTICE FOR PORTLY PEOPLE”) but […]

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Hey! We’re Doing It!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the stories you shared with me this week. Your comments were SO encouraging. I especially love that we weren’t having a big pity party. Just the opposite, in fact – this became a spontaneous celebration of determination: Things sometimes suck, but we’re all working hard and tying the […]

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A Teardrop Year

Holy crap, this year was hard! Funny thing – Last December, I did one of those things where you ask God for a word for the coming year. I heard FUN. Well, clearly that was a mistake, because the word that best defines 2018 for us is CARNAGE. So much blew up or collapsed, I […]

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My Epitaph, from an 8 year old

  An 8 year old friend at our church gave this mug to me last night at Life Group. Isn’t it adorable? Since then, I keep thinking, “If that’s what it says on my tombstone someday, I’ll have done alright…” Until recently, I have given no thought whatsoever to what I would want carved in […]

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The Story of Our Staycation

In an Easter miracle that feels every bit proportional to Jesus rising from the dead, we managed to pull off a school vacation that didn’t suck. I am awed and grateful. I’m not even sure how to describe it, so I’ll just post a bunch of pictures with a few words to record this moment […]

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My Fashion Woes

A couple of months ago, I went to Steve’s company holiday party dressed like an Amish nun. I didn’t mean to. ┬áThe dress code was “classy cocktail,” which I interpreted to mean, Like you’re coming from work, only a step up. I found a cute preppy dress from Tommy Hilfiger. It was a little big, […]

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Let’s Celebrate National Adoption Day (even though it was last Friday)

Last Friday was National Adoption Day. To be honest, I didn’t think much about it, other than to pray for one great little boy we know who was being adopted that day. It had been a busy week and we were headed into a big weekend, so I was kind of distracted. Then the pictures […]

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