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Wendy Darling said goodbye

Posted by [email protected] on March 26, 2014 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (2)

The other night I peeked in on my middle-est, Brody, long after he was supposed to be asleep.  Instead he was propped up on his elbow, adjusting the 30-some minifigures he had set up on his nightstand.  As he worked he sang, "I won't grow up... I don't want to go to school... just to learn to be a parrot... and recite a silly rule..."


I've been thinking of the story of Peter Pan lately myself.  My name is Wendy.  And the name Wendy was imagined, penned an...

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When our children face trials

Posted by [email protected] on March 21, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

One of my children has been going through a real challenging time lately.  But that's his story, and not my own,  so I am learning to not share details.   Yet I am keenly aware, as I relinquish the story of his life to him, that these early chapters are producing in him faith, endurance, and maturity.  


Consider it pure joy, my brethren,

when you encounter various trials,

For you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

An...

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Lent Chose Me

Posted by [email protected] on March 4, 2014 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Anne Voskamp used this phrase when describing Lent - “to empty the soul to know the filling of God.”


Of course, here in these 40 days before Easter, Ann is referring to the emptiness discovered through fasting.  We make the choice to delve into the empty places of hunger, as as we journey up to Calvary...

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RAW

Posted by [email protected] on February 26, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (1)
When I was a child I I got awful tummy aches.  My mom's  remedy was a mug of warm milk.  Turns out I was lactose intolerant.  Good job, Mom!  

Now I'm the mom.

Out of my three boys, at least two of them are terribly sensitive to artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners (I know, everything)!  Of course, like my mom, it took me a while to figure this out.  Eventually I noticed that each time one of ...
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Love notes

Posted by [email protected] on February 21, 2014 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

"Sweet Caleb", I scrawled upon the cover of my homemade notecard in sweeping cursive.  With bright colored pencils I decorated the page, then filled the inside with sentimental pennings.  "I love you, I like you, I am so very proud of you.  Your sweet heart, handsome face, and wonderful manners make for a marvelous young man... But above all these incredible traits, I prize and admire your heart for the Lord.  I know you are young,...

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With all three boys in school

Posted by [email protected] on February 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (1)

The bag ripped as I lifted the white plastic liner out of the kitchen trash can tonight.  Raw chicken juice mixed with some other nasty thing leaked in a fluid flow across the floor and onto my cream colored linen pants before I knew what was happening.  I swung the trash bag quickly up to the sink, spraying the cabinets just a bit as I did.  Another bag was placed over the torn one, then I hauled it out to the trash.  It smelled a bit like vomit.  And, you might reca...

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TRUST - The Lesson of the Year

Posted by [email protected] on January 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light,

Trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.

Isaiah 50:10


TRUST.  Yes, that's it!  That's the lesson of the year already.  My recent education in Trusting God took me here, and ...

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Not him too!

Posted by [email protected] on January 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

"Do you trust Me?"  


"Yes", was my answer.  And I did and I do.  I trust the Lord with my 8 year old son, Brody, as he makes his way from my homeschooling side into a traditional classroom five days a week.  But getting to that trusting place was a journey, one you may have sojourned with me here.  I was happy to share the journey because I wante...

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We Stopped Homeschooling

Posted by [email protected] on January 26, 2014 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (3)

Amidst the messiness of everyday life with young children my husband and I decided to homeschool our three boys a couple of years ago. While I envied the break traditional school days afforded some of my friends, I felt called to spend these formative years with my sons.  Heart-work was the main reason - and I just needed more time with them then hurried mornings and evenings balanced between homework and sports.  With a few obvious learning challenges thrown in, and a h...

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and so I said to the butcher....

Posted by [email protected] on January 18, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Sprouts Farmers Market, right here in North San Diego County.  In the meat department.  And there was Paul, behind the counter, serving up fresh fish, beef, and fowl.  


It had been a tough day for me.  A tough couple of days.  A tough month or couple of months... the tough all sort of bled together.  I would have worn my big, dark Jackie Kennedy sunglasses if I could have seen inside the store.  But I didn't, and so my puffy eyes were laid ...

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