lessons in recycling

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Inspired by Bert (who uses old egg cartons to sort his brown button and paper clip collections, of course), Vivienne decided to sort her beads using an old egg carton.   “…worship Him who made the heavens and the earth, the sea and the springs of water…” Rev. 14:7

the night is far spent

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Just yesterday, I was whining to my friends about Romans 13: 12 -14 where Paul pretty much says that we will have sinful lusts, but that we are to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.” Totally missing the beauty of putting on the Lord Jesus Christ (I mean, … Read More

jingle bells: week 18 prayers

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As for Jingle Bells (Vivienne’s name for her brother or sister, affectionately inspired by her favorite song)… Our little one is about half a pound now and beginning to look more and more “human”. Pads are forming on the fingertips and toes, and the eyes are looking forward rather than out the sides of the head. The baby’s first bowel … Read More

the rolley thing

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They’re both napping now, but at 8 o’clock this morning, my two favorite people were wrapping up a work-out by using this you-won’t-believe-it-’til-you-try-it rolley thing. (It helps to discover and work out muscle knots.) Tune in next week for pictures of Ryan’s success in running the Philadelphia Distance Run (1/2 marathon). With only a week to go, this rolley thing … Read More

the little table in our kitchen

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Vivienne and I exchanged our stack of library books about the sun, moon, and Buzz Aldrin for books about trees, flowers, and recycling (Grover’s 10 Terrific Ways to Help our Wonderful World, being a shew-in favorite). This week’s lessons from Ann Ward’s oldie-but-goodie Learning at Home is all about appreciating the amazing gifts that popped up on the third day … Read More

the divine nature

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A trimester of mindless nausea and utter exhaustion really limited the time I spent reading Scripture. But now that I am in my second trimester and feeling three-food-groups better, I’ve been reading more Scripture, which feels so good; my system was starved of the truth. I’m finding that when I read, speak, write, do the Word, it’s Jesus himself I’m … Read More

tiny (chicken) dancer

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Inspired by a “What’s your baby wearing for Halloween?” conversation with my sister, I was tossing and turning in bed at 6 a.m. when I finally remembered what Vivienne wants to be for Halloween this year: a chicken. I knew it was something that I might get arrested for (or at least commented about. I can just hear the hushed … Read More

out-of-town friends

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After driving 17 hours from Kansas City (“when you go an hour out of the way,” Brandie explained) and around Pennsylvania for several days, Bret and Brandie pulled up in their Neon that was just too easy to personify as being utterly exhausted. They spent a few hours inspiring us; low maintenance, refreshing, “I like how my heart feels around … Read More