Christmas Eve

Well, it's Christmas Eve again. And, i'm alone again. Just like last year and just like i most likely will be next year. It's...

"Merry Christmas" by Third Day

Lately I have been completely obsessed with my Pandora Christmas stations. Ask Shawn - I've been playing them quite often since the day...

Christmas card 2010

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Sickness & Discouragement

Sick... again... for the second time in 3 weeks. I don't get sick that often, so I'm not sure what's happening. I hate it. I hat...

Power of Prayer

"There is no power like that of prevailing prayer - of Abraham pleading for Sodom, Jacob wrestling in the stillness of the night, Moses...

Loving God Full-Force

I've finally gotten around to finishing the first (of 2) Passion Conference dvd that Wendy let me borrow a year ago (sorry, Wendy). Ton...

Sacred Decorum

So, I started reading Set Apart Feminity by Leslie Ludy a few weeks ago and I am halfway through. Even at 25 I have gotten a lot out of it....

1st Anniversary

Well, Shawn is back to working nights for the next 3 or 4 weeks - so I am back to blogging. I guess it's been awhile, though I'm not...

Another "Transition Phase"...

because, apparently, that's what we thrive on around here. This always leads to lots of (mostly unnecessary) stress and tears for me. W...

Living with Significance

Yesterday's sermon was great! It really was something I have been needing to hear. I've been dealing with feeling like what I am d...

My Hope...

is that one day Shawn can say this about me. John Adams said/wrote this about his wife (Abigail, for those who somehow don't know that)...

The Struggles of My Heart

I've been sitting here for the past few minutes trying to think how to write this. I am not sure I can clearly convey what I want to sa...

This is really going to embarrass Shawn (not that he actually ever reads this)

Allow me to brag about my husband for a few minutes... A few weeks ago, we found out that Shawn was nominated for "Nurse of the Year&...

Two more...

This quote by Winston Churchill was used in one of the graduate's speeches last night. I loved it! " Never give in - never, neve...

Seriously?

I'm sure I've asked this question many times either on here or on Facebook, but it's time for it again... why am I always so su...

"I'm Just Trying to Matter." ~ June Cash

Well, we've been back from our trip for a week now and everything is back to normal (whatever that really means). Why can't I seem t...

Putting Off Stealing

So, more from Unfashionable and Mr. Tchvidjian... ... we should consider ourselves stewards of everything in our lives - every dollar we e...

It's been a few months - time for another trip!

I love going places - especially now that I'm married. As I'm sure I've said before, with Shawn's schedule, it really seems...

Possibly the easiest soup ever...

My new favorite at Olive Garden? Chicken & Gnocchi Soup. I love it! And, I just had to make it for myself. So, I took a leap (pretty big...

QUOTES!!!!!!

Here's a secret about me - I kinda love quotes. Like a lot. I may even have a book full of them... Maybe... "Often when I have pra...

What to do, what to do...

I need some help. Shawn is working (or sleeping during the day because he's worked all night) about 4 days a week. That leaves me with a...

"An Angry Community"

"There is great need in the contemporary world for more Christian anger. We human beings compromise with sin in a way which God never d...

Beautiful, Beautiful Song

"Refine Me" ~ Jennifer Knapp I come into this place Burning to receive Your peace I come with my own chains From wars I've f...

The First 90 Days of Marriage. So, I'm a little late...

No, this isn't a post detailing out first 90 days of marriage (which was 3 months ago, woo hoo). I'm reading a book by that title an...

Bon Appetit

I've had a lot more time for reading lately. Oh! That's one plus for all of the "alone time" I've been having lately...

September 11, 2009 ~ The Best Day of My Life

Wow, I just realized that I never blogged about our wedding! I know, most everyone reading this (if not all) was there. But, it's still ...