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Trading Palms for Pines, Part Two: The Midnight Musings

Last night was restless. Our babe was in bed with us by 10, restlessly whimpering every ten minutes from an unknown sleep-interrupter. My legs were pregnancy-restless. And my mind was moving-restless. Or maybe it was analytical-restless, taking all these mixed emotions and turning them upside down and sideways, trying to find a way to compartmentalize...

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Trading Palms for Pines, Part One: The Early Stirrings of a Sudden Move

Last month marked the beginning of the chaos. The car breaking down, the rent going up, the renter across the ocean breaking the lease, the hurricane that wasn’t, the stomach flu, the income slowing down from throwing caution to the wind and taking a year to do nothing but be a mom and write a...

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When We Saw Him Do It Again: The Story of Babe #2

For a while there, after Jordan was born, the bulk of my daily conversations with my closest girlfriends was an interview of sorts centered around one fundamental question: how did you know when your family was complete? There I was, with no-longer-empty arms and a heart full and spilling over with the afterglow of our miracle,...

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Between Two Worlds

It’s a brand new sparkly year.  I’m eager to get back to writing again.  We’re fresh off of a 2-1/2 week vacation.  One where I didn’t write.  Didn’t work.  I hardly took any photos on my phone.  I just enjoyed the break. I wrote this on Sunday night during our flight home across the Pacific....

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The Morning Light

It’s interesting that this weekend I swam in caves.  Full of joy.  Knowing now how true the words that form Ecclesiastes 3:11 are.  Even though I wasn’t sure then. He makes everything beautiful in His time. After Shawna died, I took a break from my Bible.  I gave myself the month of December to grieve,...

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