Until the Sun Sets

Until the Sun Sets

  I love pictures! Especially vacation pictures. It’s so fun to look back on fun memories of special times. About a month ago I travelled to Cabo with three friends I met at Baylor. All four of us turn 50 this year and we felt like we should commentate the fact that we’ve lived for HALF A CENTURY. That’s a big deal! I wanted a book for the trip and when I saw one called “beach trip” I bought it….

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

  Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.  Isaiah 43:1   Several years ago I was flying to meet some friends for a girls trip in Chicago. When I booked my ticket, for some reason (and why do these things always happen to me?!), it placed my name in the record as Darla Do Baerg (instead of Darla D. Baerg). I called the airline right away and they said it shouldn’t…

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Apparently February got away from me …

Apparently February got away from me …

I’m sure I meant to blog in February. I started a post for two in my draft folder and I wrote PLENTY of posts in my head … but I never sat down and actually typed the words out like I intended to do. I did take a girls trip, spoke here and there and watched lots of swimming. It was Brittany’s last run at state and I was not missing a moment of it. Something BIG did happen in February though….

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It’s not you, it’s me ….

It’s not you, it’s me ….

I really don’t understand why cooking has to be so hard. Take for example the crock pot. Why do you have to plug it in? Is it not enough to just turn it on? I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve smugly thought to myself … “Won’t my family be so happy when they come home tonight and smell the deliciousness of dinner wafting through the air as they walk in the door?”.  And then, as…

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What about her?

What about her?

Today was my first speaking engagement of 2017. I was super excited about it and loved having the opportunity to share with a group of mothers of preschoolers. As I was waiting to turn into the parking lot I watched wistfully as the mothers crossed the street taking their young children into the school. Some were pushing strollers, some had their sweet ones perched on their hips and many were squeezing tightly on to chubby little hands. Some moms were…

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Five Seconds of Christmas, The Shepherds

Five Seconds of Christmas, The Shepherds

The shepherds are such a fun geoup of guys!  One minute they are “sore afraid” and the next minute they were saying “Let’s go see this King!”. They didn’t even hesitate, they were all in.  Listen in as we continue to look for Jesus this Christmas season.   SHARE

Five Seconds of Christmas, The Innkeeper

Five Seconds of Christmas, The Innkeeper

Sometimes we blow it big time.  I imagine the innkeeper in Luke 2 felt that way.  The King of the world could have been born in his inn and yet he told them he didn’t have room.  But God always has a plan … and works the plan in spite of us.   Listen in …   SHARE

Five Seconds of Christmas

Five Seconds of Christmas

When we moved into our current house we began packing for the move as we packed up our Christmas stuff from the previous year.  My husband wanted to make sure we didn’t lose the baby Jesus that went in our nativity scene so he packed it up in some tissue paper and hid it so well that we couldn’t find it for two or three years.  We searched EVERYWHERE.  At some point I told Bill … “maybe that’s the point,…

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So, let’s catch up …

So, let’s catch up …

My goodness!  Where does the time go?  One minute I was blogging and the next minute I was trying to remember what my password was because it had been so long since I had last posted.  I don’t have any kind of explanation for where I’ve been except … life. As they say …. life happens.  7th grade football season came and went and Jacob has now moved on to basketball. We made a few college visits with Brittany and…

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