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Amid the swirling fears of the unknown and the losses stacked higher than the victories, a question kept bubbling up to the surface of my mind: Will you trust Me still? And I decided that no matter what lay ahead for us, we could not let anything obscure our view of the God who inexplicably gave us everything, even in the taking away.
There have only been a handful of times I can say that God spoke clearly right to my soul. Usually I process what He’s “telling” me slowly over time. But that morning before Si was born, it was obvious and sudden.… read more
Without going into much detail because, believe me you’d rather I not, I had outpatient surgery early last week. Not a huge deal, but was something I’d been waiting to happen for a while to relieve some discomfort. The procedure had already been rescheduled once, so to say I was eager to get it done and behind me is a big old understatement.… read more
The kids and I spent a day last week with my sister (in-law) and her boys at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. It was extraordinarily hot and humid, but we enjoyed our time there in the beauty of the gardens and in the company of some of our favorite people.… read more
This letter to myself at sixteen was originally posted on my old blog on October 12, 2012.
You are so young, so tiny, so new still to the world, to this life. Oh, and the world? It will attempt, many times with great success, to beat you up and drag you down.… read more
You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. Psalm 71:20
This girl, my Ella, has taught me so much.
Reading has not come easy for Ella.… read more
For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. -Cynthia Occelli
3,287 days ago as the sun was rising, my dad took his last breath of this life.… read more