Tis the Season… For Hope

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You guys. The holidays. They’re here. Tis the season for fun and laughter and memory-making and thankfulness and present sharing and snow and families snuggled up tight together and caroling and turkeys and shopping and cocoa. Except it is also a season for sadness for so many people. I have had my share of sadness around holidays past – loved … Read More

The Beauty Of Brokenness

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Can I sit down on this virtual couch and unpack my big feelings to you for a bit? Yesterday I sat in a hospital room, watching my middle daughter sit – pale, quiet, and listless – with wires surrounding her and things beeping and test results that only a cardiologist can read pumping out of the top of the machine she … Read More

Oh Coffee – I Am Thankful For You

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I may not be from Seattle anymore, but coffee is an integral part of my day. To be honest, it’s an integral part of multiple parts of my day. To me, coffee represents more than just something to wake me up and get my engine revving for whatever the day holds. (And if I am totally honest, coffee really does … Read More

But Above All, Be Brave

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So last week I wrote about getting rid of fear and the importance of shining light on those things that give us anxiety so that their power is removed. Ironically as I hit publish on the post about our daughter’s epic health scare a few years ago I felt a TON of anxiety and fear. What is up, Lord? I … Read More

The year our lives changed forever

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I promised last week to give fear the boot, and to share one of my family’s scary stories with you. Without further ado, here it is: Thanksgiving week, 2012. Our whole family had been down for almost two weeks with an epic bout of whatever nasty cold virus that was going around at the time. We were all starting to … Read More

Let’s All Agree To Give Fear The Boot, Okay

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It’s that time of year again…Halloween. To be honest, our family kind of lives under a rock when it comes to this holiday – we rarely dress the kids up, and if we do, we head to a church or school harvest party instead of trick or treating. I don’t have any major issues with trick or treating or dressing … Read More

Finding Treasured Moments In The Midst Of The Mess

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YOU GUYS! I am freaking out over here because today (deep breath) the folks over at (in)courage are posting an article I wrote on their blog! I was and still am so blown away that they selected my words to share with their community; what an unbelievable and exciting thing! If you want to read about the importance of letting … Read More

OTN Mugs Have Landed!

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YOU GUYS! It’s official: the OTN mugs arrived at my door today and pre-orders are shipping out this week! Asha and I are stoked beyond belief about these adorable coffee (or tea or water or whatever) containers! As you can tell from my pitiful attempt to channel Vanna White (above), I really should’t be allowed to open boxes of exciting things … Read More

From House To Home – Taking Back Mealtime

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You guys. I am the worst meal planner in the history of meal planners. Books could be written on my failure to follow through on carefully crafted monthly meal plans…probably due in large part to the fact that I LOVE eating…when someone else is cooking. As in, I love to eat out, but that is definitely not always in our … Read More