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Wrap up Summer Good and Tidy in Your Tender Heart

It’s been a bit breezier here this week. A slight chill is in the air. Fall’s just around the corner. The annuals are looking worn and torn from the dry, summer heat. Our garden is still vibrant for late August, but plenty of plants are overgrown, beyond bloom, and in need of a hearty prune. The kids have their…

My 40th Birthday. Dreams Surrendered. Gifts Received.

I held two long-standing dreams for my 40th birthday. Run a marathon Take a mission trip to Haiti with my husband Run a Marathon I was going to run Grandma’s Marathon in June 2016 or Twin Cities Marathon in October 2016. The dream to run a marathon for my 40th was serious and alive for a…

You’re Almost There

In loving memory of Olivia and Steve. In honor of their families. Music’s pulled me through the two weeks between Africa and Christmas. It’s fitting that the only post I visioned for Christmas is inspired by song. Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant’s rendition of “Almost There” caught me off guard this week. I’d almost forgotten I’d heard it and loved it…

Summer Bucket List: Berry Picking

When my 10-year-old daughter wrote “berry picking” on a tiny piece of green scrapbook paper with white cameras all over it three months ago, I knew it had a good chance of being one of my favorite Summer Bucket List activities. After all, we’ve been berry picking before. It’s not new to our repertoire of…

Mama

I bought her from a street vendor in Haiti. Poverty stricken men begged for our business. They didn’t have to beg me a second for her. I saw her. I wanted her from the minute I laid eyes on her. I bought her for $12. Didn’t barter a cent. She’s worth far more. If she were to break, I…

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