Category: My Life

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

  • Birthday Business

    The house has recovered from the weekend, due, in large part to my dishwasher, my mother-in-law, and my kids, who are finally learning to clean up after themselves (bless them!). Last week involved a lot of preparation and secrets. A trip to the hardware with my little boy, and the ensuing loot hidden carefully in…

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  • This Christmas All I Need Is You

    This post is a public ‘Shout Out’ to my awesome husband, Jeremy. My love, you’re the best guy a girl could ever dream of, and I’m so excited to celebrate our 5th Christmas together! ♥2004 ♥I think I started falling in love with you the day you acted the part of one of the wise…

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  • “No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,No comfortable feel in any member–No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds–November!“ Thomas Hood Well, I don’t actually feel that bad about November, but I have always loved this clever little poem! Yes, there will be plenty of days this month…

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  • People use sound and tongue all dayCalling to each otherDrawing heart to heartMusic cuts through flesh and thoughtLinking soul to soulWhispered words can scream dreamsBut dark emotions bruise soundHate feeds silenceFear flattens melodyGuard against black toneAnd teach no dark song. copyright2008trinaholden

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  • The morns are meeker than they were –The nuts are getting brown –The berry’s cheek is plumper –The Rose is out of town. The Maple wears a gayer scarf –The field a scarlet gown –Lest I should be old fashionedI’ll put a trinket on. Emily Dickinson c.1858

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  • The presentation at the Creation Museum Planetarium has had such an impact on me both times that I have seen it – I was delighted when my Mother-in-Law got a copy of it at the musuem gift shop. It’s called Created Cosmos and is available on line as well. It won’t be quite the same…

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  • Through My Lense

    These are the photos I took on my camera, as I sat on the pew at the back of the Church, catching my breath after having successfully gotten everyone down the aisle at the right time and in the correct order. 🙂Sarah holding the bride’s bouquet Bride, Groom, and Pastor (my father-in-law)I love how Jake…

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  • Haunted JoyA bigger beadthan ordinaryslipped on my strand today.a simple bead,yet with a glowof peace.The last piece of a patternbegun long agonow completeand I’m so….relieved.copyright2008trinaholden

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  • last week I read an awesome post over at YLCF that put into words something I have believed for a long time, due to my own experiences in this area of the heart. I highly recommend hopping over and reading “Giving Your Heart Away”. And here is a poem I wrote years ago testifying to…

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  • I apologize for the lack of depth in my posts lately – life’s barely allowed me to keep up with it, much less update the blog on all that’s happening in my life and heart. Hopefully this post will make up for that a little! I read this poem by an African American Poetess the…

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