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    So Excited about this App to Practice Gratitude

    Love, love, love this new app from Ann Voskamp. I love that I can record my gifts using my phone, in a way that makes sense. And that I can take pictures of the gifts and share them with others on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. (Note: due to privacy concerns, I disabled the location settings [...]

    Water Wings

    When I’m drowning, and I’ve forgotten how to swim, friends and a husband worth their weight in gold help me find my water wings. Sometimes, without even realizing it. Linking up with Ann today. 506. Teenage duck-duck-goose, a pile of shoes in the foyer and a family room full of Young Lifers. 507. Missing homework, [...]

    One of Those Mornings

    I had one of those mornings today. I spent the better part of an hour listening to a 13 year-old boy rap some song about a boxman. He was supposed to put his breakfast dishes away but the white boy rap was apparently too distracting. I had to call him back into the kitchen. Thankfully the dishes [...]

    After a Flood

    Peter and I returned home on Sunday after being away for the weekend, to find our basement completely saturated with water. FLOOD. ED. The Short Story Sometime over the weekend the water cut off valve from the wall to the laundry sink broke. The new super duper Pex shut-off valve broke and water gushed everywhere [...]

    Happy Anniversary, Baby

    Happy Anniversary, Baby! Gotchu on my mi-ind. (For those of you who don’t know, today is not our wedding anniversary, but the anniversary of the day Peter and I met.) Nine years ago today, I boarded a plane from Texas to Lynchburg, with a layover in Pittsburg. That destination changed my life in ways I [...]

    So Many Gifts, So Little Time

    I’m joining with Ann Voskamp today for Multitudes on Monday. We’re counting gifts of grace, but I have to say: So many gifts, so little time. You see, it’s already 11:18PM and I’m just starting my post. And not only that, but I’m not sure I met my self-imposed 3 gifts per day in my [...]

    Ever Feel Like the White Rabbit?

    I’m trying hard not to get stressed out today, even though I’m feeling a bit like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. “I’m late.” You see, Ann Voskamp wrote her first post about 1000 gifts in November of 2006. Others joined her in the journey years ago. She’s written an amazing book (affiliate link) now [...]

    Laughter is on My Thanksgiving List

    I’m writing this a day early because tomorrow will be busy. We’ll wake up early so Peter can put the turkey in the oven. He’ll also make the dressing (the Yankee kind, instead of cornbread dressing), I’ll make the sweet potato casserole – half with pecans and the other half with marshmallows. We’ll divide most [...]

    To Do Lists and Gratitude

    This morning as I finally settled down to have my quiet time and journal, I began writing to God about how frazzled and unsettled I was. “I’m feeling anxious about so many things to do and finding my rhythm.” Then the Holy Spirit reminded me of Paul’s words to the Philippians. “Be anxious for nothing, [...]

    Relief from Lynchburg’s 96 Percent Humidity

    Finding relief from Lynchburg’s unbelievable heat and humidity by remembering this… and thinking how it reminds me very much of the way I often think of my hair. When it’s long, I want it to be short. When it’s short, I want it to be long. When it’s snowing, I want it to be warm. [...]

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