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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2012’

Exhaustingly Fun

What a fun day we had at The Reef! Ella particularly liked the wave pool. We must have walked/swam that thing 200 times so right now she’s napping hard and I’m feeling all of my days-away-from-42-years-old-ness:

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FREE (older version) Study Guides for the Peacemaking Church Women’s Study: Living the Gospel in Relationships

The leaders at Peacemaker Ministries are SO generous! When I was quite surprised to have study guides for my ORIGINAL video series (4+ years ago!) returned to me, the Peacemaker leaders granted me an exception to my contract with them and now I get to give them away! Hooray! I love giving stuff away. So here’s the deal … the …

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Going to Church as a Family

Loved this Challies link: Ten Tips for Going to Church With Your Family In our home, I try to always refer to Sunday as: “It’s Sunday! The BEST day of the week!” And from toddler stage on, I encourage our girls to RUN to our pastors and give them a big hug and say, “Hi, Pastor Alfred!” “Hi, Pastor Jason!” …

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Thankfully — They Took Vows for Our Familiy

I think we have the best nursery coordinator in the world. K.G. is organized, detail-oriented, AND gracious, loving and super good at relationships. I really admire her! AND, these days? I’m extremely grateful for her re: our littlest, wonderful, fun, strong-willed and NOT so good at relationships love bug, Ella. Yes. Yes. Dear Ella continues to have some serious “issues” …

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Please Consider Planning (even just a brief!) Actual Memorial Day Tomorrow

We’re looking very forward to trying Pastor Dave and Chris Bentz’s famed BBQ recipe tomorrow. Yum! But far, far above our lunchtime munchies, our entire family is looking forward to going to our local Memorial Day ceremony. We have already purchased our red, white, and blue flowers and miniature flags to place on our local gravestones. (Did you know Memorial …

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Ella Keeps Crackin’ Me Up

I’m not sure what I’ve enjoyed more this week … Ella in her little wet suit or Ella happily picking up ALL of the towels in the entire swimming area and then joining them in their basket: Fun times! But I’ve also so enjoyed the giggle-filled games of Slap Jack and Old Maid: All with an accompanying soundtrack by Ella-Bella: …

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Mommy Wars are Spirit Wars

Carolyn McCulley continues to be my favorite contemporary author on issues related to womanhood. Her book, Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World, is so thoughtful, humble, well-researched, and well-written, that I would not hesitate to read it with my friends who hold polar opposite worldviews compared to Carolyn and me. And that is really saying something because many …

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Ten Practical Ways to Love and Serve Your Wife

Really appreciated Challies’ links to this today: Brian Croft: Ten Practical Ways to Love and Serve Your Wife It encouraged me to appreciate all that Fred does to love and serve me, and also challenged me to think: What are the ten most practical ways that I can love and serve my husband?

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Interrupting the Shame Cycle

Thanks to the generosity of my sister in funding the trip, my mom and stepdad are in town for a week-long visit. It’s so great to have them here—the girls are absolutely in grandparent heaven: And we’re all enjoying the chance to visit and catch-up in person. But in addition to the good times, my mom and I have been …

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Visual Theology – The One Anothering Verses of Holy Scripture

Are you following the visual theology posts of Challies.com? I am and I absolutely love them. Today’s visual theology was particularly beautiful. I immediately forwarded it on to my pastors, elder, and husband as a thank you for not only calling us all to live out the one-another verses in Scripture, but also for praying for us and helping us …

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