our personal Mary Poppins

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Vivienne is in love with Mary Poppins. So much so, that her medical advice is straight from the movie… Case in point: Last night, Ryan was suffering through one of his allergy sneezing spells. V waited patiently for him to tuck her into bed as he sneezed and sneezed and sneezed… Amongst Ryan’s hearty ACHOO’s, I heard a sweet little … Read More

toddler time!

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  At 9:15 every Tuesday morning, Vivienne finds her name-tag on the felt board, grabs a carpet square and enjoys Toddler Time at Schlow Library.  This week, all of her inhibitions faded away as she sang along to every song, played the triangle in a band, and took her shoes off (I’m glad she feels so “at home” in the … Read More

ryan’s 13.1 miles

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My man ran 13.1 miles this morning with approximately 17,000 people from all over the world.  Focused. Very focused.     All that matters is what happens between here and…   here (the run towards the finish line).       1:46 Champion

jingle bells: week 19 prayers

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Weigh in: About 15 centimeters crown to rump, and weighing eight ounces! This week’s project: permanent teeth buds are forming behind the milk teeth buds.  (Munch, munch.) Please continue to pray that our little family would have faith that God will hold all things together.  We wait expectantly for our “big” ultrasound next Tuesday, but are resting in the fact … Read More

how do you say…?

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My most recent wonderings regarding V include whether or not we should begin teaching her a foreign language while her brain is in the glory days of malleability. Because I have minimal foreign language skills and exposure, I’d have to rely heavily on a “program,” like Muzzy. I wouldn’t mind this, but I’d want to make sure we choose an … Read More

the panting

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If we’ve ever had a disconnect in reading David’s words, “As the deer pants for the water, so my soul panteth after thee,” perhaps this dance is a more human expression of the same desperation. (Psalm 42: 1)

nature girl goes on a nature walk

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To celebrate this perfectly stunning day, Vivienne and I enjoyed a nature walk down at Millbrook Marsh. We filled a canning jar with an assortment of flowers, burs, grasses, and crab apples, learning to take a small sample with us. At one point, we both stopped to watch three butterflies flit around. I was just about to reflect on how … Read More

obedient thoughts

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As I lay in bed last night, I kept thinking about the times when I or one of my friends is struggling with what seems like justified — though sinful — thoughts. Sometimes, these thoughts just seem like a deserved indulgence, but sometimes they seem like a very justified part of a healing process (for example, hating someone who hurt … Read More

hymn sing

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This song must be sung. The melody causes the life-blood to flow through the sentiments. O The Deep Deep Love Of Jesus. Samuel Trevor Francis (1875), Welsh melody adapted by Thomas John Williams (1890). 1. O the deep, deep love of Jesus, Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free! Rolling as a mighty ocean In its fullness over me! Underneath me, all around … Read More