28
Mar
2014

Joy or Sorrow.

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Remember that little tiger striped onesie from the last post? It has a story to tell. I must admit I did not rush out, bursting with joy, and purchase it for just this occasion. No. Rather, it was purchased over three years ago in a thrift shop, on a whim, and at the urging of [...]

27
Nov
2013

This cold weather thing was never my, uh, “thing”, but now that it’s snowing, well, I think I may be caving just a little. After all, I AM inside with a hot cup of tea. Another day, it would be coffee, but I’ve got a bit of that special gift of the season – a [...]

16
May
2013

Motherhood.

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Motherhood – a long awaited treasure for many. Something imagined, dreamed of and anticipated. Yet despite the mental pictures and plans we make, there is very little to prepare you, REALLY, for all that you will encounter as “Mom.” Mothers’ Day 2013 You may be taken aback by the simple things you find yourself needing [...]

We recently added ten laying hens to our personal flock. I know it’s not a great idea to bring newcomers to a house full of biddies, but I figured their numbers were even, and my neighbor was desperate to sell. If you don’t know, chickens sort of create a hierarchy among themselves, and new birds [...]

25
Feb
2013

Light & Fluffy.

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Since last post was kind of a “bare-my-soul-and-write-out-what’s-been-ruminating-in-my-head” kind of a post, I thought I’d lighten up a bit on this one. I have determined that I will not save up my small miracles, waiting to name them until the bigger one I’m anticipating arrives – as if those small miracles are only worth proclaiming [...]

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10
Feb
2013

Strength.

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Sometimes, we say we’ve put our trust in God, but we’re still walking around like this: Sure, it looks funny on him. As I recall, I was laughing at him when I took the picture. The more I think about it, though, the more I can see how it relates to my own life, and [...]

03
Nov
2012

I’ve been fascinated lately with capturing images in the sun. More honestly, I’ve been captivated by the way others are able to use the sun to illuminate their subject, and make them appear all sparkling and warm and golden. Something catches in my chest when I see a little child, or a happy couple wrapped [...]

12
Oct
2012

Injustice.

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Injustice. I suppose that’s the word that’s been haunting me. I suppose you could say “unfair”, “wrong”, “messed up”. This world is broken and falling apart and full of hurt. And when I hear the stories and see the faces behind them, I want to fall down. And yet…I also desire deeply to rise up [...]

16
Sep
2011

Remembering.

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It’s my Mom’s birthday today…my sis-in-law’s too. While it’s true that I’m thinking of them today, and wishing them the best of the best, I’m also remembering that last year on this day, we were saying our last “good-bye’s” before our move to the small town of Ankamu, Ghana. I’m remembering the night before, when [...]

It seems my blogging goes in spurts. At times, I have a multitude of ideas and pictures just floating around in my head, waiting to find life on the great Triple W. {Uh, that’s World Wide Web, in case you need clarification.} And then, there are whole weeks, joined together and passing almost in an [...]