Call MY Midwife: Long Overdue Part 2

I’m over a year out from Corban’s home water birth and I’ve neglected this post far too long. After writing about my experience with midwifery in “Call MY Midwife” I promised I would share more specific tips and thoughts I had about home and water birth, so here goes. Thanks to those who have continued […]

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31 Verses to Write On Your Heart: a book review

31 Verses to Write On Your Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs  is such a wonderful resource. I have determined to memorize more Scripture this year and this book was a fabulous place to start. It is a wonderful combination of tried and true, familiar verses coupled with many that were less familiar to me. Higgs breaks the verses […]

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The Cherished Quilt: A book review

The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston is a story filled with family, Faith, messy relationships, and complicated people. I’ve read the others in the  Amish Heirloom Novel series and this one did not disappoint. I love that each story can run completely independent of each other and yet there’s some beautiful connections between them. I […]

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3 Tools for Entering the New Year: and a book review

For almost 10 years now I have chosen a word to propel my year. Over the years I’ve explored “authenticity,” “transparency,” “simplicity,” “privacy,” occasionally a word took me more than one year and this past year I chose “present.” I have yet to decide on a word for this year, but in the process I’ve […]

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A House Fire

We had a house fire. I’ve eluded to it some on social media and in a post here or there. Or if you read our Christmas card you know it’s been a big part of our lives the past few months. In early September we were awoken by our two eldest (Cashel age 4 and […]

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Christmas Card 2016

 Merry Christmas from our family to yours!  We hope this finds you well, but realize that sometimes life is messy  and complicated. We would love to hear your family update  as we share ours with you… “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” Philippians […]

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Rub a Dub Dub Corb was Born in a Tub

Corban Hawk, our sweet third boy, turned one today!   This past weekend we celebrated with family and friends in a fashion totally suiting of his arrival just one year ago. With the bathtub theme celebrating that “rub a dub dub Corb was born in a tub.”  Considering the story of his incredible arrival, which […]

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Becoming A Woman of Excellence: 5 tips and a Review

I’ve been reading, learning, and studying. I’ve been praying. I’ve started taking deep breaths, literally slowing my mind and physical body; and during some of the most stressful months I can remember to date I am finding peace. I am seeing growth. I am learning to be present and at peace. I am so grateful. […]

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White Chicken Chili

Okay so THIS is the best. A simple, hearty, delicious recipe that truly anyone can make. I made this for a group of ladies a couple of weeks ago and several asked for the recipe. It’s from my most favorite book Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist. The whole book is about building community, and […]

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Preparing Practically For the Holidays

Taking a cue from a blogging friend of mine Callie over at Through Clouded Glass I decided to be really intentional and think through my holiday preparations before December began. So I sat down, with sone things that help me feel festive and got to it. (Don’t you just love that new blanket scarf? I do!) […]

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