The Poetry of God

Sometimes God is so poetic in the way He works. I love this about Him. We see the turns of events, the reversals of destiny, and the seeming dance of details that He lines up so artistically, and realize there is a sense of order in our messy lives. There are fleeting moments when we think, this…

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A Few More Trip Tips…

I recently shared a few money-saving tips that I used for planning our first anniversary trip. The trip was last week, and girls, it was so wonderful! Hubby and I don’t have children yet, so it wasn’t that we needed a vacation to “get away” from kids or a crazy-busy lifestyle…. but still, it was…

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How We’re Planning a “Budget” Anniversary Trip

Girls, I’m sooo excited about vacation next week with my hubby. We’re celebrating our first wedding anniversary! Down to California where it’ll be sunny and low-70’s (It’s currently 40 and raining where we live. Pretty much every day.), seeing the beautiful west coast and the vast Pacific Ocean, touring the local vineyards, wearing a cute dress…

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November Goals

As promised, here I am returning to take a look at my October goals and give an honest update on how I did.  Yikes. I’m a bit nervous about this! Then, after re-hashing this past month’s goals, let’s move on to setting some fresh ambitions for the coming month! Here are my October goals and how…

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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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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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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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The Last Day

image source Today is my last day as a single lady. Since I was probably 13 or 14, I’ve always thought about these days — today and tomorrow — and wondered what they’d be like.  What would it be like to realize it’s your last day as a single person?  What would it be like…

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How do I know he’s THE ONE?!

Lately I’ve come across quite a few of these “marriage advice” articles, many of them titled something like this: Twenty Questions to Ask Before You Get Married Ten Marriage Deal Breakers Thirty-Five Things You Absolutely Must Agree On The One Characteristic You Can’t Overlook in Marriage I’m sure some of these articles contain some decent…

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