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Maggie’s Cup

I have a confession to make. This is the first time in our lives that our boys have played a competitive organized sport. Don’t get me wrong – competitive sports are a way of life around here, but the whole Parks & Rec. thing I have put off until now. I have another confession to… Continue reading Maggie’s Cup

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We’re Together For The Gospel Too

My husband is privileged to be at the Together for the Gospel Conference. I am following along as often as I can through Tim Challies’ live-blogging. One thing I noticed in his account of Mark Dever’s opening comments are the references to the things the leaders of this conference are not together on. It’s funny.… Continue reading We’re Together For The Gospel Too

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Wish I Had a Picture

We are a bit of a spectacle under the normalest of circumstances, so imagine how this must have looked to outside observers. A family of six arrives at their condo around 9 pm with much to get from the minivan to the room on the eighth floor where they will stay for the week. Not… Continue reading Wish I Had a Picture

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Vacation Photos

Playing “Tag” with ocean swells Swimming in the indoor pool Riding in style on the Ocean City Boardwalk Racing go-carts for the first time Ice skating at the rink located right in our condominium Beholding the glory of God through creation

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Beautiful Everyday Life

I had a wonderful vacation. I will be sure to post a few memories and pictures – some planned, others totally unexpected making them all the more memorable. Even though we came home Friday, we spent Saturday and Sunday with family both catching up (my Mom was gone before me, and it had been almost… Continue reading Beautiful Everyday Life

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Making Memories

I am blessed to have parents who made memory-making a priority in our lives. I have so many fond memories of various vacations, holidays, beloved family rituals, and isolated special events from childhood on up. My husband has a similar history. This convinces us to do the same for our children. I am also blessed… Continue reading Making Memories

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Abby’s Testimony

What a privilege it is to have a sister in law who is not only one of my closest friends, but is also part of my growth group for the leader’s wives at Chesapeake. I can honestly say that the following testimony oozes with the humility that is truly characteristic of Abby’s life. Enjoy! And… Continue reading Abby’s Testimony

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Sweet Painful Reminder

To my shame there are days when I have thought to myself, “I can’t do this mom thing all day another day.” This isn’t because my children are particularly difficult. This isn’t because I have any ailment or disease. I’m not living under the pressure of single parenthood, or having to endure the hardship of… Continue reading Sweet Painful Reminder

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Psalm 27:4

Psalm 27:4 “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple.” One supreme desire occupies the believing heart. He longs for close… Continue reading Psalm 27:4

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When Things Don’t Go Topsy Turvy, But Should

It began with me seeing a picture of a madhatter cake (also called a topsy turvy cake), and finding directions online. I have been experimenting with fondant covered cakes lately, since they’re so trendy right now, and decided to try a single tier mad hatter cake for a baby shower. Fortunately, I started early enough… Continue reading When Things Don’t Go Topsy Turvy, But Should