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31 Days of Real Life [10/7/16]

I’ve always wanted a label maker. Like really wanted a label maker. So today I bought one. And I let myself get the fancy, QWERTY style one, too. I spent most of this afternoon labeling things. It brings me no lack of joy to have things organized, especially the toys. When we first moved to Connecticut,…

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Easter Is Freedom

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to write for Easter this year. Since I lost my dad 18 months ago, Easter is forever changed. I understand how Jesus’ friends and family felt as they watched him die, as they buried him, and as they tried to make sense of it all. Easter is an emotionally confusing…

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Conquering Fears

A lot of people claim one specific word at the beginning of each year as a theme for the year. While I like the idea behind it, I can never narrow it down to just one word. I wasn’t really feeling inspired until today when I realized that this year I am grabbing my fears…

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The Great Exchange

Veterans Day has become a special day since we became a military family. We have been active duty for 3.5 years now and anticipate our first deployment this time next year. In honor of the holiday, there have been many videos and television specials about the military and deployment homecomings. Yesterday, we saw a video…

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