• Currently

    Reading One thousand gifts.  Anticipating warm weather soon. Listening to Ellie Holcomb. Dreaming of a vegetable garden. Thankful I survived the snow-storm traffic jam last week. Savoring the days growing lighter. Waiting impatiently for two friends to have their babies this week. Counting the days until I leave for Haiti. Struggling to blog on a regular basis. Cooking lots of

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  • Meeting the Neighbors

    If you grew up watching Mr. Rogers, you’ll remember his famous song, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” That song kind of sounds funny nowadays, doesn’t it? Won’t you be the person who lives near me? A little weird. But back in the day it made perfect sense because neighbor was just another word for friend. My

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  • Big Money Dreams

    J and I want to be used by God in whatever way He has for us. Right now, we feel that we are called to live and work in this area, and sometimes I wish that was different. I wish our calling was a little more… spiritual. Being in the trenches of relief and rescue

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  • Winter in the Woods

    I love the woods in the winter. I love that familiar paths you take in the summer look completely different. Everything seems more open, more spacious. I love that you can walk through thick brush without running into spider webs. I love that earthy, wet smell walking over leaves that have been dead for months. I love

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  • Happy Anniversary to my Parents

    My parents are celebrating 31 years of marriage today. They haven’t had the perfect marriage, but I think they’ve weathered the storms of life perfectly. They know how to be silly, to be kind, to put up with each other’s quirks and love their kids well. They’ve taught me the value of hard work and

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