eyes wide open

I have had a full day.  It started with making pancakes, berry syrup, and bacon for my family. At breakfast,  I talked my husband into staying home for the holiday.  After breakfast, I got talked into a hike by my sweet and convincing husband. We came home and edited more of a wedding we shot […]

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this journey

I am thankful for this journey I am on. I am thankful for the things I have learned along the way. I am thankful for the things that offer themselves today. I am thankful for the things that are waiting for me tomorrow. I am also thankful for old photos that I have never posted…. […]

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The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try and avoid suffering, the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion of your fear of being hurt.                         […]

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coffee… strong coffee

Andy brought coffee home from Vietnam.  I only use it for special occasions. I was out of coffee this morning. That makes this morning a special occasion. What do the Vietnamese do to their coffee? I have never had such strong coffee in my life.  I was able to clean the house and shower before […]

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pure sweetness

Twice a week I get to love this little bundle of sweetness.  When I said yes to having him, it was because I really love his mama and pops.  In a few short weeks, I have fallen in love with him.  He reminds me of the season when my girls were little.  I had forgotten […]

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a father’s love

There are many well-known stories from the Bible.  There are stories of love and bravery.  There are stories of pain and regret.  There are stories of hope and redemption.   The prodigal son contains all of these.  I am going to give you my version of the story, just in case you haven’t heard it. […]

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