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The last green apple

The last green apple

  Towards the end of my senior year in high school I constantly used the phrase “this is my last”.  Over and over I would say it was my last time to do this activity with my friends or go to that place. I think I may have said it one too many times because one day my mom sighed and said …” you are using that ‘last time’ reason for everything”. But I truly didn’t want to miss a thing….

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A Culinary Coup

A Culinary Coup

The other night I called my neighbor and when she answered I asked  … “Why do these things always happen to me?”.  She immediately replied …. “You’re cooking again?”. She’s used to my frequent “crisis” calls.  It goes like this:  I try and cook. I call her with questions. More times than not I do something wrong when I cook because cooking is hard. Don’t try and tell me it’s not. I will admit I was a bit prideful that I had pinned…

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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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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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