Category: My Life

the account of my life as I’m living it: learning to listen, rest, and embrace beauty

  • Seasons of Hospitality

    In my childhood home, hospitality was both an art form and a well-developed science. With up to 4 teenage daughters at once, my mother could host dozens or just a few with style and grace. We were quite a team – one daughter loved to prepare gourmet meals, another’s specialty was homemade rolls. My younger…

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  • So, there I was, crying out to God in the shower. I turned from ranting to Him about how I didn’t have enough time to meet with Him, to ranting about what a failure I was. I was so tired of failing, so tired of not being the mom I wanted to be, of yelling…

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  • Two Mites Is All I’ve Got, God!

    It was the first 2 minutes I’d had to myself all day.  I’d been racing around all day, getting the kids ready to go to Grandmas and myself ready to go out with Jeremy for the evening and trying to leave the house in some semblence of order – oh, and cooking breakfast, lunch, and…

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  • Why I Don’t Have Time For Facebook

    I told you about my affair with facebook. I told you about my facebook fast. Next week I’m gonna tell you how I have brought more balance into my computer time and broken the addiction to facebook. But this week I just wanted to share with you the awesomeness that has left me with little…

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  • Five Minute Friday Writing Prompt: I feel the most loved when…When a treasured friend makes a point to give me a hug when I see her each week at Church.When my little Seth Franklin reaches his hands to my face to pet me. He’s not like other babies who want to grab your face so…

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  • I was privileged to attend Mark Gungor’s Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Seminar last October with Jeremy. I have never laughed so hard while ingesting such sound Biblical counsel. That is why I was delighted to hear that he would be on Focus on the Family this week. I just finished listening to…

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  • My attempt at making time for my writing in my life. Love this gal’s writing prompts. You should try it, and if you do, leave a comment so I know to hop over and read YOURS! “When I look in the mirror, I see…” My Father’s bushy, dark eyebrows that I have to pluck and…

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  • Those who know my husband, Jeremy, know he is a man of few words, and that when he does speak, it’s usually worth listening to. Just wanted to let my readers know that he has written a guest post over on our friend Katie’s blog, Not Unredeemed.  In his post, “You Don’t Need a Fairy…

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  • Valentine’s Day at our House: For the Husband

    To the man who has given his all to be my everything. To the boy who followed wisdom, who sowed good seed instead of wild oats. Who stored up passion and dreams to lavish on someone he hadn’t yet met. Who bought a diamond for one who was nameless. Who learned skills and drew plans…

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  • It’s my goal to live intentionally.  One of the goals of this blog is that I might encourage you to do the same. Today I wanted to ask my favorite people on the internet (my readers!) some questions that I hope inspire you to live more intentionally. God created us each as unique individuals, each…

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  • i love rising withthe light still bluewhen the Dawn Keeperis stillunlatching the gates.winter morning lightcomes mainly from the ground, andbushes, androoftops where snow mounds.all this reflected, blue glowand the silencetransforms the world I knew outside my windowinto a silent strangerwaiting patient, as i,for the dawn. copyright 2011 Trina Holden

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  • I have a busy weekend, folks, and no more forseeable blogging time until next week. But I didn’t want to leave you without something to chew on for the rest of the week, so I give you two links… A dear friend of mine, Katie, has recently turned her passion in the direction of some…

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  • I didn’t know there was such a phrase. I didn’t know there was a name for a subject I am passionate about.  If you know me, you know I’m passionate about the woman’s role in her home, and about being a “SAHM”, and about exposing the feminist lies that have snuck into even conservative Christian…

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  • Of all the heart-touching videos I’ve watched on YouTube, this one beats all. If you need a good cry, if you like Matthew West, if you need a reminder to cherish your children in the midst of this busy season (like I did today!) – watch this…

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  • Are there people on your prayer list that it hurts to pray for? Maybe you’re praying for them because you know you need to love them more, and you know prayer towards them can change your heart. God says, “pray for those who hate you”. But maybe they haven’t hurt you, but just thinking of…

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  • Five Years Ago Today…

     …we started this awesome journey.

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