Monthly Archives: July 2011


Yes, I’m mildly obsessed with Pinterest. But, it’s full of so many pretty things that I can’t bear it! Since I’m off at “Cousin’s Camp” today, I thought you might appreciate some of my favorite finds of the week: I … Continue reading

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Pray with me?

Friends, Will you pray with me for Somer and Lance? They are friends of mine from college and Somer is a part of our Mama:Monk community. Right now, Lance is in ICU and on a respirator, as he has been … Continue reading


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Just a little practical bookish sort of wish list

I’ve been posting a lot of book lists lately. Maybe it’s because I’ve actually had time while I’m staying with my parents (and before that, my mother-in-law’s) to think about books and consider how I’m going to spend the extra … Continue reading


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Oh! The Thankfulness!

My baby has a personality and its best description is: SWEET. He likes to snuggle. He likes to smile at any and all people in his sight. He likes to grab noses. He likes to chew on his toes. And…he … Continue reading


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The Whole Heart

Last week I quoted St. Anthony and lamented that I was not only subpar in his thinking that one should not “easily leave” the place one lives, but his advice that someone who wants to please God must always “have … Continue reading


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Do Not Easily Leave: A Small Reflection for a Friday

“Someone asked [St. Anthony]: ‘What must one do in order to please God?’ The old man replied, ‘Pay attention to what I tell you: whoever you may be, always have God before your eyes; whatever you do, do it according … Continue reading


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We Need a Horse and how to be weirdly grateful

Yesterday, my dear friend Katie (in San Francisco) sent me a package with two letters, a magazine, and three lovely children’s books (I mean incredibly beautiful, you’ve never seen a book so beautifully made) in the mail. Her husband works … Continue reading


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The things God loves

Every night when I’m putting August to bed, I pray for the man he’s going to grow up to be. Some days (especially the extremely whiny ones like yesterday) I pray with more intensity than usual. My prayer usually goes … Continue reading


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Favorite Things

Putting my 3 year old to bed when his hair is wet from bathtime and he actually smells like a sweet baby (as opposed to the rest of the time when he smells like sweaty boy). Summer evenings when it’s … Continue reading

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Today is the Day

There was a moment around 14 months ago, as I was flying alone with my almost 2 year old (something I have done many times), when he miraculously began to play by himself! He took his little Yo Gabba Gabba … Continue reading

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