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On Sweetness and Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day morning and last night was one of those up and down kinds of sleeps. Chris and I are at the stage where we go to bed in the unknowing: will the boys sleep all night? Will they … Continue reading


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Tomato Thankful

This bright red tomato just picked from our garden. On the last day of April??? (I can’t get over the weirdness of this. I know I may be from Texas, but Amarillo and Austin are 500 miles away from each … Continue reading


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Fainting + Blistery Walks + Baptisms and New Churches = Thankful

A Thankful Tuesday List: My tendency to hit my funny bone and faint is kind of a joke in my family. I pass out, not when my life is at risk or I’ve truly destroyed a significant part of my … Continue reading


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Thursdays are for healing…

As I write this on Wednesday night, my mom is home from the hospital, sleeping on the couch across the room. (I should actually get this posted and turn the light off so the dear woman can sleep.) She’s sore … Continue reading


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Hard Thankful

“One act of thanksgiving, when things go wrong with us, is worth a thousand thanks when things are agreeable to our inclinations.” -St. John of Avila (via Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts) My brother Brooks’ lifelong friend died Sunday night. … Continue reading


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Guest Post: {Family and the Christian Year} Christine Warner on Lent and brushing teeth to candlelight

I’m so thrilled I have the chance to introduce you to Christine Warner today. She is one of my favorite gems I’ve discovered here in Austin. Her kindness, wisdom, warmth and bright spirit make her one of those people you … Continue reading


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A Very Valentine-y Thankful Tuesday

It’s Valentines Day! If you are reading this in the morning, I am probably in my smiliest morning mood, the one I reserve only for special days. August and I will be popping open the can of cinnamon rolls for … Continue reading


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Thankful Tuesday: Christmas Travel Edition!

Having a friend like Jamie in Austin, who was up all night with her 4-month-old and still willing to drive us to the airport at 4:30 am. Yay for friends who love us Boys who go to sleep on airplanes … Continue reading


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After the trip: Thankful

There’s no one with whom I would rather spend 20 hours in the car (Wednesday and Sunday combined, mind you) than my husband. Isn’t it amazing that I still like him so much, especially when the back seat is full … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in their words:

  “It is impossible to give thanks and simultaneously feel fear.” -Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts     “[The] dinner party is a true proclamation of the abundance of being-a rebuke to the thrifty little idolatries by which we lose … Continue reading

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