How to enjoy a Moment

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A year ago the boys started asking about our dog. How old is Bruiser? Hmmmm, let’s see, he’s like… um, er, silently count in my head…oh gosh, he’s about 10 years old. What is that? 70 years in dog lives? For months the conversation about getting another puppy surfaced and resurfaced. Maybe it has something to do with my husband being scarred from losing …

From a fellow imperfect Mama

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Walking out of the church together, I breathed in her daughter’s pink and purple adorned cuteness as she pushed the stroller toward her car. “How old is she?” I asked. “She’s 9 months,” the mom smiled. “I have an 18 year old and 13 year old son too.” Leaning over, she pulled her daughter’s blanket down to reveal the most delicious rosy …

What I’m Learning: Solitude

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Bry and I have sold our souls to Scandal, as in, some nights we watch episode after episode into the wee hours of the morning, because, Olivia Pope, people. Enough said. There was a recent episode where she was kidnapped and thrown in a dingy cell for days. Alone. And then she perished. Kidding. If you’re not watching, start like yesterday. Anyway, it …

Real life, social media, and why I’m embracing #realisthenewperfect

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More than ever, I embrace #realisthenewperfect because what we see online, in print, or on a blog is often not the “perfect” picture we assume it is. Perfection. We strive for it even though we’ll never come close. Let us not mistake beautiful photos, inspiring words, and innovative projects for perfection- they are created by people, and you and I both know us peeps ain’t perfect. There are authors, designers, and faithful speakers I’m drawn to because they offer another facet of God’s personality. It’s my darn assumptions that distorts their outcome. Tension pulls when my marriage, my kids, and my home doesn’t feel Pinterest-worthy or up-to-par. Herein lies the social media balance; offering “real” without airing dirty laundry, capturing beauty in the cracks and corners of hard days, while celebrating light shed on giftings and passions played out.