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What brings me to worship: Life lately, mid-May 2021

Even within my heart and personal life, I have days rife with longing and grief and fear, where tears come easily. I can't speak for you, reader. I won't assume anything about your life right now. But my aim in writing about life's little things is to add a little lightness, if I can...

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Seeing spring everywhere

I have a habit of declaring, "I love _____ (upcoming season)" prior to that actual start of that season. I love winter, I do. But now, it is officially spring, and we've had warm, breezy weather, the kind that makes my soul feel more awake. I bought yellow tulips at the store...

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Melting snow, sunshine, and late winter visits

Their visit was such a lovely balance of downtime and activity close to home, with a few quiet adventures. Saturday, we made eggs and bacon for breakfast, the boys played, Nicholas read to them, and we got out for a walk and time to play in the (melting) snow before lunch. While the boys napped, I knit on some slipper socks for Nicholas, Jessica read, we drank half-caf coffee and talked. After naps, we got everyone bundled up a bit, loaded in the truck, and then drove to our downtown so the boys could watch the ice skaters at the park...

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Blue skies in February & the first hint of spring

Listening to Bruce Cockburn, specifically his Crowing Ignites and Speechless albumsI'm always, always, always with a little kitchen helper by my side. Today we made toasty butternut pancakes (a favorite recipe for a very long time!) and superhero muffins. He handed me carrots to put in food processor, cracked eggs (messy, lol), whisked batter, helped me oil muffin pans (with a silicone brush), turned the crank on the nut grinder, and splashed about in soapy water.Sunshine-y walks, outdoor playdates, and the chance to actually talk while the babies played...

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Life in wintertime

I mention the snow, since it sets the mood for our winter life. It shapes how we spend our time, and it changes both the view and the landscape out our windows. It's been awhile since I wrote a little post about what life is like lately, so I thought I'd include one here:Friends visiting, back in mid-January. Our friends Lauren and Casey visited with their new baby girl! Oh, how normal and good it felt to have them stay in our guest room...

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