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my job.

This morning was a frustrating one getting out the door.  We had a battle of the wills, diapers/back/clothes/bumbo, the foreboding task of finding matching clean socks … to name a few.

be still.

Yesterday marked four weeks since I’ve gotten sick within this pregnancy … Woohoo!!  I am beyond excited that 1. it’s ended much earlier than the other 2 pregnancies and 2.

growing, gaining.

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again … this life is about learning. Learning balance.  Learning to love.  Learning to grow.  Learning to change … As much

joy to your world.

 My only “house goal” for the month of December was to have a complete clean on our upstairs floor (where all the bedrooms are).  It’s December 23 … and today, I finally did

capacity.

Do you get to a point where you have just had ENOUGH?  Where everything seems to come to a head at one time and that was the last straw/the bubbling over bit/the tipping point?  Oh, you

this mama is.

There really is such a thing called a “funk” after having babies.  Not that I didn’t really believe it, but I never thought that I could be one to go through it.  It’s not

influence.

My whole life, it seems, I’ve gone to great lengths just to be original. A simple but substantiated example, I’ll take you back to the 7 year old Sarah.  As a general rule, kids

because he bends down to listen.

Since Hunter was born, I’d have to say, this has been the craziest, most challenging, busiest, most tiring time of my entire life.  I’ve hit some lows and hard times before, but

slowing it down.

This winter season has really taken a while.  Once again, it’s all white on the ground here and we have colds … again.  Not to be a complainer, but we (as a family) have not been

colorfully said & read.

Part of my lineage is french, we live in a bi-lingual country … naturally, I’ve always wanted to be able to fluently speak it.  I took basic french in my schooling years and would

spend time with me.

WHAT WILL YOU DISCOVER?  LOOK DEEPER.  ONE ON ONE. Have you ever felt like the very thing you are supposed to be doing (yet you’re ignoring), seems to jump out at you, subtly or

a redo.

redo: [v] riːˈdu – do (something) again or differently.Tonight was supposed to be different.  I had plans with a friend that fell through and was feeling pretty bummed that

what do i know.

NEVER BE AFRAID T O  T R U S T  A N UNKNOWN F U T U R E T   O    A K N O W N  G O D c o r r i e  t e n  b o o m unknown: | ,ən’nōn | (adjective) not known or familiar Even when we think our

embrace it.

There’s a lot to be said about going through the process of change when a newborn enters your world.  So much, that I can’t even remember it all (and I just had this little fella 8 weeks

itty bit of light.

It’s quiet here tonight.  The guys are all sleeping.  It’s just me and the twinkle of these little lights. Somehow, when a room is lit by little lights, it just feels

everything i have. everything i am.

The other day, some sweet friends asked if they could come by to ‘pamper’ me.  While the lot of our children played, I got the royal treatment!  Breakfast (sweet & savory

sweet thought.

We’ve been battling these colds/eye infections here all week, and have not been ourselves.  My poor little buddy is cuddling all the time – which does some therapy for both of us,

happy weekend.

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”  Winston Churchill I love this little boy so much.  I feel more, hurt more, laugh more…all

my portion.

Why should I feel discouraged? Why should the shadows come?Why should my heart be lonely.And long for heaven and home.When Jesus is my portion…My constant friend is He.His eye is on the

keeping it real.

There’s something about this day of technology that is so enticing, convenient, energizing.  It’s a way to stay connected, learn new things, hone skills and ideas.  But there is also a

replenished.

We all go through spells.  Times of vibrancy, seasons of dullness.  Moments we find it easy to rejoice in the good things, moments we find doing that so hard.  With all of our changes

life as a train.

Imagine. A train moving quickly in an open desert.  You’re riding horseback (or whatever vehicle you dream about!) alongside it, trying to catch up.  This train is your life.  You feel like

thinking about …

“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private; and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”  ~ C.S. Lewis The Weight of Glory It’s

ch-ch-ch-changes.

A nearly 10 month-old, new house, busy business … it’s time to have another baby! Come November, we will no longer be a family of 3, but 4!  So many emotions to go along with the

perfection.

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor.  Give all of your worries and cares to God, for He cares for you.  ~1 Peter 5:6-7

receiving from the source.

What a crazy time of life this has been for us…moving, growth of business, new church “home (all shared about here).  It’s felt like a continual shower of blessings

blanketed in glory.

We’ve been enjoying some milder winter temperatures (and conditions) until last night, when the wind blew in some beautiful, fresh, white flurries.  There is something pleasingly peacful

a simple thought.

If you’re a hard worker and do a good job, you deserve your pay; we don’t call your wages a gift.  But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it’s something only

the bragging boots

Ever found yourself an amazing deal on something, and can’t keep it in with how well you scored on it’s price??  Maybe you’re not that kind of person – that feels the

slice of apple pie

I’ve been meaning to post Judah’s 4-month pictures, but haven’t gotten to editing them yet (1st, 2nd, 3rd months here, here, and here).  Really, there is no huge reason I

exposed

We were out for a walk the other day.  The weather was perfect – sunny skies, warm breeze, fall cool crisp.  I had my camera and couldn’t wait to capture the beauty and colors.  I got

be free from expectation

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it’s best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop

let’s talk

I find it funny (ok…more *ironic*) that when you are thinking/dwelling on a certain thought, it somehow always works it’s way into your conversation.  With whoever, whenever,

not quite road tested

Take a good look at God’s wonders … they’ll take your breath away … Bless the Lord, O peoples!  Give Him a thunderous welcome!Didn’t He set us on the road to

live now

It’s been so long since I’ve had (what feels like) a chunk of time to be able to write.  Friday marked my boy’s 1 month birthday.  Yes, 1 FULL month ago from when he first debuted

new growth

Spring is nearly here!  Grass is slowly creeping into new shades of fresh green, birds are waking me up every morning with their song, even the tulips are poking their way up out of the winter