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Before we see the leaves (on life while social distancing)

In the midst of social distancing, here are some photos and snippets of life right now. It feels more odd than usual to document "ordinary" life, but this space has always been a home for that exact sort of documentation, so I'll continue on. Lots of knitting. I finished the neutral striped socks for Nicholas...

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19 Pockets of joy, aka staying home

Regardless of what your days currently look like (arguably not normal for most, if not all), I'm praying for little pockets of joy, and for safety for those who cannot or do not have the option to stay in, and for those unable to work from home experiencing a loss of income. Putting my hope in Jesus and praying for freedom from fear.I want to view this time of forced rest in a way as a chance to slow down, examine some heart things that I am sometimes too distracted to give heed to. I read somewhere about parents trying to explain self-isolation, school closures, etc...

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A mantra for hard weeks + my early March favorites

It all felt a bit much. I'm usually pretty active on my instagram, even if I don't have a chance to write a blog post, and the other day, I wrote this on my profile:This week felt difficult for a myriad of reasons. Nicholas was in a car accident (he's okay! The car is not), Coop has a cold, and a few other things are weighing heavy on my heart and mind. I read this timely bit, from Jonathon Parnell's "Reading to Walk": "So how will you face it? What follows are three prayers for facing Monday--or any less-than-enthusiastic tomorrow:1...

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Life lately, Late February 2020 edition

We've had some more snow, which always makes me so joyful. I've written about the significance of snow for me in this post, from November 2018:And a word about snow. I feel like there are all these hidden promises from God that are brought fresh to mind every time it snows. I've never been sad about snow of any kind—inconvenienced, yes, since I grew up in MN, and went to school in IN—but never upset...

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In between

As we transitioned into the new year, here are some favorite little things:I've been on solo naptime walks (while Nicholas stayed home with Cooper) on a very cold, tiny-bit-snowy day. We bought a new mirror for our bedroom. It's round, and I love the visually soft edges in contrast to a lot of right angles. I spent some time (maybe too much time) looking at photos on Facebook from a decade ago...

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