On the anniversary of a loved One

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{This post is dedicated to my dear friend Donna, who lost her mom a year ago today. And to Wendi, who lost her sweet dad years ago, and gently prepared me for my own father’s heavenersary. And to anyone else who is missing a loved one today, these words are for you.} ———————————————————————————————————————- It seems to stare at you in …

Why your life is Epic

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When you think of epic, does your mind immediately wander to famous personalities, international vacations, and extreme sports? Do you ever consider your own life as epic? One of the biggest lies I fight against is in order for my story and life to be of value, it must be epic. Take our recent “honeymoon friday.” With both boys in school Friday mornings, we’ve found ourselves alone. …

I Wonder

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Do you see me? I am the giggly child on the swing requesting “one more push.” I am the young professional exerting passion and discovering my identity. I am the single parent, exhausted in grand and hard ways. I am the one holding a Homeless- Please Help sign. I wonder, do you see me? ————————————– Do you hear me?  I am …

Dear Readers

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What I wouldn’t give to invite you to the Pogue Cottage; to rest on our couch, sip tea and gobble chocolate croissant bites. No doubt U2 or Frank Sinatra would sing in the background, as autumn scents hang in the air, and I see your eyes to express thanks. Thank you for listening, encouraging, cheering on, offering grace, and allowing …

For everything there is a season, and all that sort of truthful nonsense

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Can I get a hand in the air if anyone else’s week has been sprinkled with crazy? Are you feeling a bit thready and overwhelmed? If one more person tells you, This is just a season, are you tempted to gouge your eyes out with an ice cream spoon? By the show of hands, it’s safe to assume we’ve all sat in the uncomfortable-overwhelmed …

Pause vs. Fast-Forward

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Calling all friends, fellow mamas, passion-pursuers, and artistic souls. Inviting all amazing grandmas and mentor moms. Come, young creatives, and entrepreneurs, I want to hear from YOU. Your opinion, your dreams, your thoughts and daily life matter. When I write, I have you in mind. You and a plate of cookies, but what’s new?  One of the monumental life lessons I’m daily …

The Gift of Faith

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God alone knows exactly what you and I must endure in order to form His character in us. It is in our trials that God refines us and removes our impurities. Like refined gold, when we pass through our trials, people will see His perfect reflection in us. – Wendy Blight It was one of those father/ daughter, complete-the-prompt journals …

Repost: Thanksgiving in May

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Two years ago I was struck by how quickly my grateful heart wore off as November’s Thanksgiving came and went. Set on recapturing thankfulness and celebrating how God works in the peaks and pit, I was compelled to write this post: Thanksgiving in May.

Fast-forward to May, 2014, and Thanksgiving in May is at the forefront of my thoughts. Care to join? Would you like to soak up the last week of May, the half-way marker until we gather around the table to feast with family and friends, and utter gratitude for blessings abundant?

“It’s Not Fair”

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We are driving home from a Spring Pre-School Concert, the kind where one son stands in the back row singing quietly, hand motions below the neck line. Keepin’ it cool. Our youngest, typically a ham for entertainment refuses to perform when all eyes are in his direction, and so he didn’t. At all.

Somehow in the fuss of class practices, the idea transpired that when the concert concluded, all parents were treating their children to yogurt. I had not received the memo and had other dessert plans. Numero Uno is not a fan of our alternative decision.

And so it goes down like this: