Category: From my Journal

Excerpts from a compulsive journaler…79 volumes and counting…

  • On Receiving and Giving Thanks

    Someone recently gave me a gift that was unexpected, undeserved, and overwhelmingly generous. And I was uncomfortable. Ok, let’s be honest — I was down right itchy about the whole thing. I almost didn’t say ‘yes’ to the gift in the first place. (You realize, don’t you, that receiving a gift is a choice —…

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  • Our God is a Mountain Mover, People. Here’s my personal testimony to that effect. Read Part First Here. We’d been on the homestead for about two months now. We were still living in the tipi (it hadn’t blown away yet), while Dad and my brothers were busy every day learning how to get the horse…

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  • This is a great story. Full of random details that I (somehow) string together to create a tale. It’s got airplanes, chickens, a dollhouse, and some black hair dye. OK, a lot of black hair dye. Infact, too much black hair dye. Alright, enough fan fare. The reason I share this story is ’cause some…

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  • The following is the first in a series on how I overcame a life-long struggle with anxiety. It is my desire that in going public with my story others will find hope and strength to overcome. You are not alone. The Pains started when I was 8. Being the overly-analytical, hypochondriac child that I was,…

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  • Seth’s Birth Story

    So, here, for those of you who’ve asked or wondered, and even for those who haven’t  – the first in a series! {TMI Alert} This is Seth’s birth story as written in my journal after he was born. I have edited it for the blog, but it may still be Too Much for you. You…

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  • The early morning air reconciles me to being sleepless since 4am. I walk out to my yard with my Bible to meet with my God, already tasting the sweetness this quiet morning promises. . . and that’s when I see the giant squash leaves torn and shredded, strewn on the ground near the compost. My…

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  • Your Back Stage Pass

    I’m writing an ebook. There. I said it. Now I have to follow through. (eeek!) Actually, I told my friends on ATIG on Facebook about the book last week (I’ve even given away two copies already as we’ve interacted on the subject!) You see, the FB page is kinda where you get sneak peaks of…

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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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  • Bee Stings and Blessings

    Five Minute Fridays – A few of my favorite things –  I can’t hear this phrase without the song starting in my head – “These are a few of my favorite things…” When I was, oh, 19 or so, I was involve in a production of The Sound of Music. It was all put together…

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  • Five minute Friday’s writing prompt: On Waiting… When you think about it, it’s amazing how much of our time we spend waiting for things. But lately I have felt like I’m very much in a season of reaping the seeds of waiting I sowed in the past. I find myself enjoying and living in the…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Here are some things I’d never remember if I didn’t take the time to write them down in my Kid’s Journals or, in the case of the humor between Jeremy and I, in my own journal. 1. Jesse: “When Seth gets big he gonna be my best person, and when Seth get big, me gonna…

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  • Our desktop computer is officially on the fritz – forcing me to use husband’s cute little laptop. Cute and cramped. And all my pictures are on the desktop (don’t worry, we have carbonite back up for them). Nevertheless, I am determined I won’t let this stop me from blogging.I’m grateful to at least have a…

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