A Season of Change and Letting Go

Well, the day has finally come and gone.  Our first born has graduated and will soon be heading out into the real world….of Kindergarten!  Yes, little Ella is a big time preschool graduate.  She even received an award: the “Dove award” for being the class peacemaker.  We were certainly pleased with this (if not just …

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A Little Lost

We’ve been here over a year now, but honestly, some days, I still feel a little lost.  Not always directionally, there’s GPS for that, but sometimes emotionally.  You see I’m a Georgia girl.  At least I was.  Now, this Georgia girl is sitting in North Carolina. Growing up in Georgia and living there for so …

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Is There Time For Easter?

Spring is here, and it’s busier than ever.  Josh and I have been working more, and we have had several projects in the works as well.  The kids have been busy with various activities at school, and church activities are in full swing this time of year. We’ve been blessed with warm weather and blue …

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Please Help Me To Be Nice

A few nights ago, lying beside the crib in a darkened room, I said prayers with our youngest.  When I was finished, his voice spoken softly said, “Mama, I wish I could say my prayers myself.”  A little surprised I said, “…of course baby, you can talk to God anytime.”  Honestly, I wasn’t really expecting …

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Beautiful Brokenness

Last December, our family uprooted from South Georgia to begin a new journey.  Josh had been called to be the new pastor at a church here in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina.  We moved in December of all times.  Josh ended up moving a week before the kids and me due to some setbacks …

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Children, Church and Chaos

Often I get to church feeling as though I need to skip Sunday School, walk straight up to the sanctuary, down the center aisle, and kneel at the altar to pray.  Does this sound a bit dramatic?  Maybe, but if you have children and you’re a church-goer, I’m betting (or maybe just hoping!) that I’m …

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And then…My life will begin.

I will turn 16, get a car, and then I’ll be free.  A few more weeks of high school, and then I will move out on my own.  I will graduate from college, and then I will get a good paying job and live the good life.   I will work as I hard as I …

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Picture Perfect Moment

A few weeks ago we decided to take some family photos.  This is always a fun endeavor right up there with having a root canal.  Nonetheless, our friend Burt Blackburn captured some great pictures.  This is one of my favorites.  Color drenched Mums, crisp Fall leaves, orange pumpkins still wet with dew, and of course …

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