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In the belly of a fish.

We read Jonah's prayer this week in my Friday morning women's small group: "Then Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly. And he said, ' I called by reason of mine affliction unto Jehovah, And he answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol cried I, And thou heardest my voice.For… Continue reading In the belly of a fish.

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Joyful, Joyful

This was from a few weekends ago at Garden of the Gods. My husband snapped it from his phone and just showed me this week. It was the last really nice day before the cold and snow set in. It was a day that we woke up together as a family. It was a day… Continue reading Joyful, Joyful

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Practical Magic.

I've never been a big fan of scary movies. On Halloween night, I usually prefer to stay at home and pass out candy while watching movies. My favorite is Practical Magic.  It's one of my favorite movies--not just for Halloween night. I love this movie for any night. Truth. I do have a minor obsession… Continue reading Practical Magic.

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Thank Goodness. Thank God.

Sunday was one of those days. We woke up, got ready for church, and Easton fell asleep right about the time we were supposed to head out the door. We were on our last diaper and out of laundry detergent anyway, so I knew after church we'd be making a quick Target trip on our… Continue reading Thank Goodness. Thank God.

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10 Ways Running A Marathon is Like Motherhood.

First, I've only run one full marathon. This picture was taken at the finish of the 2007 Colorado Marathon. I'm the short one (which is strange, since I'm 5'10"!). Second, I've only had one child. He's 9 months old. So, I can't really qualify myself as an expert at either thing--marathons or mommying. However, I… Continue reading 10 Ways Running A Marathon is Like Motherhood.

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Happy International Babywearing Week!

When I was pregnant, I imagined all the time what life would be like with a sweet little baby in my arms. I envisioned how sweet life would be, and the things we would do together. I imagined how motherhood would look, and I wanted to look like so many of the pictures I had… Continue reading Happy International Babywearing Week!

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A Season for Everything.

Yesterday, I went to church. I've been a sporadic church goer for years, and I'm trying to make it a point to be more consistent about it. Not because I think going to church makes me a better Christian or is the only way to be a better or even decent person. There are many… Continue reading A Season for Everything.

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It’s All One Big, Beautiful Mystery

"I took my love and took it down I climbed a mountain and I turned around And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills..." We went to our spot in the woods on Saturday. Hiked to the alpine lake we went to last fall when I was still pregnant, still in the season of… Continue reading It’s All One Big, Beautiful Mystery

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A Few Things I Would Teach My Daughter.

Up late and nursing my son to sleep, I saw this Huff Post Parents article show up on my facebook feed. 101 Things I Will Teach My Daughter. The subheading was, "7. Even if he bought you dinner, you owe him nothing." And something stirred within me. True, it was late. True, I have only… Continue reading A Few Things I Would Teach My Daughter.

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A Promise to My Son.

  According to the calendar, it's still summer, but something always shifts within me after Labor Day weekend. Something shifts in the air too. The light is different in the morning and in the evening. Morning runs require an extra layer. The windows are closed before bed. The neighborhoods are more somber, silent; the schools… Continue reading A Promise to My Son.