Tag Archives: life

Open your hearts and your world expands

This post is about our experience volunteering with the Helping International Students program. Our international friends are Brazilian and a fun fact about Brazilians is they speak Portuguese. You’ll notice after every paragraph there will be the Portuguese translation. We … Continue reading

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England, Scotland, Ireland, Oh My!

Corey and I returned last Thursday night from an 11-day trip to England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It was our first experience traveling outside of the States, Mexico or Canada, and it was pretty amazing. I … Continue reading

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Full speed ahead

It’s been way too long since my last post. Life seems to be taking over these days. On the house front, we’ve got a contract signed for our dream of country living. We’re so lucky. The woman selling the house … Continue reading

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Handing it over to God

Those around me know I can be a worry wart. I’ve tried to overcome this tendency and I think I’m slowly, slowly getting better. There are times I realize I still have a long way to go. The family and … Continue reading

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So thankful

I would like to take a minute and shout to the heavens how blessed and thankful I am. There are so, so, so many things to be thankful for: A wonderful hubby who has put up with me for more … Continue reading

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Embracing the good news

Continuing to read “The Hole in Our Gospel” by Richard Stearns. Good, good stuff. Here’s a question he poses to readers: “What if each of us decided with renewed commitment to truly embrace the good news, the whole gospel, and … Continue reading

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Sew me

What a wonderful day! Although it’s been very, very quiet without the girls, I’ve gotten lots of stuff done. I also set some time aside to work on sewing. I’m getting a little bit better at making the zipper clutches … Continue reading

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‘You shall be the miracle’

Another Monday is here. Look at the to-do list, check my emails and start the day. Then I notice an email from someone I haven’t talked with in over a year. Hmmm…she’s had some major changes in her life. Traumatic, … Continue reading

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Life lessons in sewing

Took the day off yesterday and spent part of the time sewing. Mom gave me her “old” Bernina 430 and wow! I love that machine (but that’s a post for another time). I started working on some “simple and easy” … Continue reading

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Am I strong enough?

Next year I’m going to start a new adventure–volunteering for the Sunflower CASA Project. I’ve been thinking about it for years but was never sure I was strong enough. Do you know what CASA stands for? They are Court-Appointed Special … Continue reading

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