The Case for a Playroom

A couple of weeks ago, I had an epiphany about why I couldn’t turn our extra room into a guest room. I kept the door shut, blocking out the boxes and the chaos, unless Mr. Gray was ironing or I was grabbing something off the printer. Across the short hallway, our son’s room was filled […]

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Oh, My Heart

I walked him into school this morning, just as I have for the last three years. Monday and Wednesday, off he goes. He spends his day learning, playing, showing off a little. He talks through rest time and assures me he is ready for kindergarten simply because they won’t take naps. (I know there are […]

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Shiner GASP

Sometime after my last triathlon (not necessarily last ever, just the last one I did), I decided I wanted to train for and ride the MS150. Then we had the whole Type One diagnosis, life got crazy, and I polled Facebook for some other options. The specific ride wasn’t important; the goal was a century […]

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Not a Guest

We moved into our home in October. It was much-awaited, much-anticipated, and sort of rushed. You see, we moved on a Tuesday and traveled for five days beginning that Thursday. We are settled, but there are still things to do. It takes me a while to turn houses into homes. I would rather wait and […]

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Story Cast Monday

I am honored to be featured on Story Cast Monday this week with Traci and Rebecca! We had such a fun time chatting, and now it feels like we’re old friends! I love their setup and what they’re about. We talked 80s, Purpose Box, adoption, and more! Thanks for having me, girls! Show notes here […]

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Hometown Crowd

I talk a lot about our hometown. I have always had a lot to say about it–how I couldn’t wait to graduate and leave, how I wasn’t sure I wanted to move back. I haven’t always had the best things to say about it, but as I get older, I appreciate it more and more. […]

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What I’m For

I was driving home this morning, speaking to a friend on the phone. She brought up her “journey” through faith, and we started in on a tailspin of a talk about my faith, about what I believe Christianity should look like, and how I want to be seen as such. She asked my stance on […]

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He Lives!

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, Salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart. The Saturday of Easter weekend is always heavy on my heart. I mean, yes, Friday […]

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