Handwritten Words

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Have I mentioned that Dominic bought Project Life (the olive edition!) for me as my Christmas gift? It didn’t come out until January, then we moved in February and on the last day of March I finally opened it all up and started my first layout. I’m planning to do one spread each month to […]

Chop Chop

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The winds of change. They’ve been blowing around here for quite some time (new baby, new town, new church, new house, new … I’m sure something else is on the horizon!). So, rather than push all the changes and newness away because golly they are getting kind of annoying I’m making a conscience effort to […]

A Good Day

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I wrote this little poem/prayer back in December. On a particularly emotional day. Lord, keep them safe. Guard their hearts. Press innocence into their very souls. Mark them with purity and compassion. Love for others and passion for their calling. This is my prayer. Today, tomorrow, and all the tomorrows to come. This motherhood gig […]

Day, Redeemed

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Come thou fount of every blessing Tune my heart to sing thy grace Streams of mercy never ceasing Call for songs of loudest praise Teach me some melodious sonnet Sung by flaming tongues above I’ll praise the mount I’m fixed upon it Mount of thy redeeming love Here I raise my Ebenezer Hither by thy […]

The Silver Lining

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Uh. Postpartum weight loss. Not a fun topic, but one of those facts of life that is so utterly real it’s annoying. After Max was born I had this grandiose idea of documenting my journey back to … well, back to something “normal”. Whatever that is.  Pre-Jemma I had some of those happy marriage pounds […]

Cosleeping Naps

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Cosleeping babies often prefer cosleeping naps. Max is one of them. And every chance I get, I snuggle next to him. For these moments are few and fleeting. And I want to soak up every one of them that I can. … Oh so many ways to follow along … Blog – GFC – Blog […]

The Same Page /// Needing Grace

Completely unrelated to this post, but don’t you just adore this snowberry arrangement from Jones Design Company? Emily is definitely one of my new fave bloggers. Even better news, I found a random field on my way to town that has snowberries! I’m hoping to cut some soon and make my own holiday centerpiece with […]

Five Minutes’ Peace

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When I wrote this post for Anktangle, Miss Jemma was at an all-time high of  “I need mama and I need her now!” If I’ve learned anything, I’ve learned  this comes in waves and we always recover. I hope you like reading about one of my treasured childhood books and how it’s translated to me […]