What I Learned in September

Another month has passed, and that means it’s time for another “What I Learned” post! I’m linking up with Emily’s link party at Chatting At The Sky. If you’ve got a minute (or 30!) click on over and see what some other people have learned in the past month! Here are a few things I…

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Homemade Face Wash

This year, I’ve been experimenting with some homemade, more natural household items. This face wash has been one of my favorite successes so far! I love makeup remover face wipes. They’re quick, simple, and travel well, and are so much easier than washing your face with soap and water! But they’re also expensive! And as we…

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Let’s Memorize the Word Together

About a year ago, while we were engaged, Brett and I decided we should memorize Scripture together. We wanted to go with a passage or chapter, so we chose the first chapter of 1 John. We tried memorizing one verse per day. During our morning or evening devotions — whenever we had time to do them…

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What I Learned in August

I meant to link up with Emily Freeman’s “What I Learned” link party for this month, but sadly, I missed the deadline by a few days. How in the world is it September 9th already?! However, I’ve decided to go ahead and write up a post anyway about what I learned in the month of…

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The Rings Remind Me…

Today I’ve been really noticing my wedding rings. I’ve been wearing these rings constantly for 9 months — and the one for 4 months longer than that — yet I haven’t noticed them this much since the very beginning of the engagement. The diamond catches the light as I read, blow dry my hair, or sit talking…

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twelve weeks.

image source This week, I should have been 12 weeks pregnant. This week, I should be calling friends and family members who didn’t know yet, posting cute photos on Facebook of my husband and me holding adorable ultrasound photos, and telling the world about our baby. Instead, I’m curled up on my couch thinking about…

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Love Will Get Us Through

A couple weeks ago — just a few days after our miscarriage happened — Brett came in from working, opened his computer, and said he had a song playing in his head that he wanted to listen to. He found it saved on his hard drive, a song from an obscure singer from Canada named…

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Held for a Moment, Loved Forever: Our Miscarriage Story

This is a difficult post to write. Because miscarriage is a sensitive subject. People don’t talk about it much. And honestly, there’s part of me that really doesn’t want the whole world to know it happened to me. But God has been teaching me this year about being real and vulnerable, and this situation should…

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Things I Learned in May!

I’m joining Emily at Chatting at the Sky today for her “What I Learned in May” link-up.  Check out Emily’s post and the other ladies’ links, too! Here are a few things, in no particular order, that I’ve learned in these past 31 days…   Weed-eating isn’t as fun as I used to think it…

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Becoming God’s Plan for Me

A few nights ago, I stood on the front beach at camp with my husband, my XtraTuf boots in the edge of the lapping water, watching the sun set over the Chilkat mountain range, casting a fishing line out into the bay in hopes of catching our dinner. And in that peaceful moment, I realized…

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