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Month: September 2009

Are you living a good story?

Are you living a good story?

A few weeks back I told you that Thomas Nelson was giving me the opportunity to review on my blog some books that were due to be released soon. I love to read and I love blogging so it seemed like a good fit. Don Miller’s book “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” is the second book of my “reviewing” career. His first book, “Blue Like Jazz” (if you haven’t read it, do it now!) was a favorite of…

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With all due respect to the Aggies …

With all due respect to the Aggies …

One day last week Bill said…”I’d like to take Caroline to the Baylor game this weekend.”And so we did what you do in those kind of situations and we posted it on facebook. Sure enough … minutes later a friend responded that they had been given four tickets and were only able to use two. And these weren’t just any tickets. They were the “elite club” which I’m sure has a name but I don’t know what it is, but…

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An open letter to my tennis game …

An open letter to my tennis game …

Dear tennis game- I thought you were dead to me forever. You see, all summer – when it was approximately 145 degrees outside and all you gave me was a headache, I neglected you. I thought to myself,… I must not really enjoy this game like the others (by others I mean those actually ON the courts during those brutal Houston summer days). While others were posting on facebook things such as “Off to the courts!”, all I could think…

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The Mystery of the Monarch

The Mystery of the Monarch

The summer Jacob was born, Bill took our girls to Minnesota to visit their grandparents. When they came home, they brought with them a caterpillar who was making a cocoon attached to a leaf in a jar. They had found it there and couldn’t bear to leave it. To be honest, I really kind of thought nothing would ever happen. I mean seriously, it had been handled by a two and a three year old and there’s no telling what…

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Beyond Beyond …

Beyond Beyond …

I’ve been hearing some of my friends talk about the “Deeper Still” Conference which was in Orlando last weekend. Beth Moore, Kay Arthur and Priscilla Shirer spoke and from what I’ve heard, it was amazing. I’d love to go one day … maybe Denver in June. Several mentioned what Priscilla Shirer said about the verse: Ephesians 3:20 which says: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that…

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Darla Stories, Raggedy Ann edition

Darla Stories, Raggedy Ann edition

Well, it’s taken over a year, but I’m finally going to share this story. My life’s most embarrassing moment. Except I have a lot of embarrassing moments so it’s hard to pick. But this one is funny… now. Here’s what happened: I was in middle school. And I could stop right there because we all know that middle school can be filled with lots of not so great memories and awkward moments from an awkward time in our lives. Which…

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Good morning class …

Good morning class …

I was feeling kind of badly this morning that: a. I hadn’t written anything for the blogb. I didn’t have anything to write for the blogc. I didn’t have time to think of something to write for the blogd. All of the above See, one of the things I’ve been spending my time on is writing tests for 2 different classes and trying to stay one step ahead of some of Houston’s brightest communication minds. 🙂 Although I am enjoying…

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It’s somebody else’s birthday …

It’s somebody else’s birthday …

It’s my moms’s birthday!!! The BIG 7-0!!! She wears it well wouldn’t you say?!? That is her natural hair color, believe it or not!Although we celebrated a few weeks ago, today is the actual day.Join me in wishing her a happy birthday!!! And true to her nature, for her birthday she is asking people to do two random acts of kindness for people. And that’s not so hard now, is it? My mom is one special lady. She is my…

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Cue the Hillbilly Music

Cue the Hillbilly Music

I hate going to the dentist. Always have … probably always will. But twice a year I do the “good mom” thing and take my kids for their check ups.That is assuming I remember to schedule it … which is sometimes a problem.) A week or two ago I took children #1,2 and 4 for their visit. Fared pretty well. Child #3 got a break as she was getting her braces off the next week and we decided to wait…

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Captain, My Captain

Captain, My Captain

So this is my dad …73 years young today. The guy who drove the boat at the lake and gave me no cause for concern…then or ever. Steady Eddie I would call him. Except his name is Doyle.I mentioned yesterday about Bill’s lack of home improvement skills and his tireless devotion to his family.Well, Bill and my dad have the latter in common.For home improvement … my dad can make, fix, design or build just about anything. Last time he…

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