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

jingle bells: week 22 and 23 prayers

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This week and next, please pray that everything proceeds healthfully while Ryan and I are enjoying Disney World together!  Pray that this is a wonderful experience for each member of our family. 😉 Here’s what the weekly update said: “Your tiny diver has a few new moves, thanks to her buoyancy in amniotic fluid. She can turn, spin, somersault, and … Read More

Happy for the Phoenix: 3 thoughts

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1. A song from my college play-list still comes in useful these days (however *feminist* it might be). A certain sentiment in Ani Difranco’s “32 Flavors” still comes to mind every now and then: ” …God help you if you are a Pheonix and you dare to rise up from the ash a thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy while … Read More

Autumn Accessories

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Check out this site for some simple art ideas… http://www.kinderart.com/recycle. That’s where we got our idea for these dazzling leaf bracelets…                                 

Book Report: Peace Like a River

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Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.  This is the best fiction I’ve read in a very long time.  A dear friend explained Enger’s writing best when she said, “You have to stop and read his sentences aloud just to feel the words rolling around in your mouth and spoken with your own lips.”

Munch, munch

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Last night, while Vivienne and I played games in the car, Ryan ran into Lowe’s to get a crow bar (he’s replacing our front and back door today… pictures will follow). Minutes later, he popped back in the car, crow bar in tow. I said something like, “Nice crow bar!” From her back seat, Vivienne asked enthusiastically, “Can I have … Read More