Joy. Fully.

You may not have noticed the tag line at the end of all the Walmart ads this holiday season. They each ended with a play on the word, “joyfully,” and it really resonated with me. Maybe it is the brand-new, middle school, English teacher coming out in me, or maybe my life-long appreciation for the […]

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12/28/2021

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Little Lessons

Postponed Parties & Lingering Lessons

It was a little over a year ago our life changed – everyone’s did, as the lockdowns started and the pandemic began its sweep across the country. Last year, Piper’s 11th birthday came and went without her friend party or her extended family gathering to watch her blow her candles out. This year, as we […]

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3/27/2021

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Parenting

It’s the Day After Valentine’s . . .

Our daughters have finished their remote learning for the day and we are waiting for the sleet to change over to the much hyped and publicized 8″ of snow that is supposedly going to blanket our our area of Tennessee. I am sitting here in my pjs with a cup of coffee in my favorite […]

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2/15/2021

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Trusting Him With Her

“I love you! Watch out for the crazies!” These are the last words that I am telling my newly driving daughter these days as she heads out the door. I want to tell her so much more – “Don’t take the turns too fast,” “Be sure to use your turn signal,” “Don’t let your phone […]

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Grammatical Blessings

“God bless you’re week.” It was a sweet sentiment from one of my parents at the preschool where I work. It closed out her email and I can’t forget it. First, the grammar mistake is probably what caught my eye, but it isn’t the grammar mistake that makes it unforgettable. Yesterday, my pastor preached on […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Wally’s favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin. In our 21+ years of wedded bliss I have only baked them for him once, like 3 weeks ago. I am not sure what took so long for me to crack open the red and white, classic cookbook we received as a wedding gift, and bake the man his […]