After Rain

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I just love the world after a good rainfall. In high school choir, we sang an unusual song (not shocking, of course, since all high school choir songs are unusual… WHY?! This is certainly one of the questions I will ask God when I get to Heaven) that contained a haunting melody about the dewy world after rain. The soprano’s … Read More

Confessions of a Whimsical Heart: Part 1

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Like a butterfly flitting from flower to flower, floating up to the blue autumn sky, fanning its wings beautifully on a blade of dewy grass only to be plucked from the land of the living by the chubby fingers of a curious child, the whimsical heart can be both beautiful and dangerous. I know; I have one. The whimsical heart … Read More

Why Vivienne Didn’t Miss Us Much

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Even though I diligently lined up dated envelopes across the refrigerator (each envelope with a note, a picture, and a special sticker) and marked the calendar so that that Vivienne could see our return date approaching; and even though Ryan and I called every day and video-chatted with her every-other day, I think Vivienne’s balanced response to our week-long absence … Read More

Preparing a Place: Reflections about Disney World

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For a week, we ooo-ed and ahh-ed as several thousand humans worked to make a magical get-away for millions of guests. Amongst the wonders: * trash cans that empty into an underground system so that they are never over-flowing and never leaking mysterious syrupy liquid * music that convinces a person that maybe — just maybe — she is living … Read More

We’ll be hangin’ out…

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…in Disney World for the week! So, I probably won’t be posting. Have fun watching the leaves change color… we’ll return just in time to see the splendor (and then to rake it into gigantic piles — the biggest in the neighborhood!).

Friday Favorites

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This week, I have deeply appreciated… #1: My Homemade Fruit-fly Trap: + + = A DEAD I waited one day too long to exterminate the few pesky fruit-flies that were bouncing around our counter-tops. They propagated. Like bunnies. No, like fruit-flies. Which is even worse. So, I whipped out my all-natural concoction to ruthlessly kill approximately 20 of them. (Shivers.) … Read More

My first contest

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I couldn’t help but notice the opportunity to win a copy of Passionate Housewives: Desperate for God on one of my favorite blogs: Biblical Womanhood. The book looks so good that I decided to figure out the mysterious realm of blog-contests and try to win a copy… Apparently, I have to link to the site from my site… and something… … Read More

Kissing Summer Good-bye

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Summer, your last kiss was warm and wet;   Like a dog’s tongue across her knuckles   Not like other last kisses, yours didn’t make her cry   Rather, she ran in the tail of your thunderstorm   And washed her hair in a puddle. We’ll be seeing you soon, dear Summer.

Off with the old, and on with the new!

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Q: Who demolishes ugly old doors, installs two pre-hung doors, paints them, attaches door knobs, drills a peep hole, plays the djimbe, sings in church, sends his wife off to a prenatal massage, AND helps her figure out how to upload You Tube videos onto her blog, oh, AND exterminates an invading and creepy moth in ONE WEEKEND? A: RYAN … Read More