gratitude, photography

28 days of love

Starting February 1st, I'm stoked to announce that almost 27 of my favorite people will be serving as guest writers for the blog. They were asked to submit posts related to love and gratitude and to run in any direction with that topic. I can't wait to read the variety of posts as they come… Continue reading 28 days of love

gratitude, photography

God with skin on

Chicken pocket filling for a ready-made supper. A visit from two hours away. Shadow box shopping with a crafty friend who is creating something special for our daughter's nursery. Eight hours slaving away over a stubborn sewing machine. Countless encouraging comments. Genuine prayers. Two different sets of people planning baby showers. A phone call--just because--from… Continue reading God with skin on

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It’s about time!

For the first time in four years, I'm going on vacation. Four years is considerably too long for a person to go without taking a real break from real life for a really long time (well, at least for a week). But life happens--at least, my life happened to me, and I found myself pinching… Continue reading It’s about time!

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The heartbeat of God

Yesterday, my husband and I had the privilege of hearing our baby's heartbeat for the first time. Instantly, I cried. I knew I probably would; I have become a much more emotional person than I used to be. The closer I get to God, the more in tune with my own feelings I am. I… Continue reading The heartbeat of God

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Touchstone people

My stepsister Sarah lived with us from the time I was in first grade until the end of fifth grade. My three sisters and I loved having one more girl around. That's not to say we didn't have our typical childhood squabbles. But for the most part, we were happy to be together, and we… Continue reading Touchstone people