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2013

glue stick

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A few months after my 20th birthday, I stood at the altar with my teenage groom and said “I do” to the man that I first met in Kindergarten. Though we had moved well beyond the cut and paste lessons of elementary school, we had no idea exactly how much those lessons would find their way back into our relationship.

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The leash law of romance

October 25, 2013

As a teenager I was taught that boys are like dogs. They know what they want, but the girl holds the leash. The girl sets the limits. While I wouldn’t refer to my husband as a dog, the analogy stuck with me. Unfortunately it appears that today’s single women have lost their leashes. The idea […]

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What goes up…

October 22, 2013

10.5 seconds. That’s how long it took for my kids to jump out of the truck, run into the woods, and find a tree to climb on Friday.  180 minutes. That’s how long it took for the screams from the woods to reveal that one of my kids had fallen out of that tree. Tweet

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Family coins

October 15, 2013

About ten years ago I worked as a church administrator. One of the pastors in the office had a theory about marriage that always stuck with me. The idea is that every relationship has coins. When a spouse does something nice or says something nice, coins are deposited into the partner’s love bank. When a […]

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Fireside bonding

October 8, 2013

This weekend my family had our first fireside afternoon. I got it lit about 2:00 PM and ran out of wood at 10:00. It was the most relaxing, therapeutic, joyful day that I’ve had in a long time. Sharing a fire with people I love rejuvenates my soul. Tweet

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Think romantical thoughts

September 24, 2013

One of my favorite quotes from Monster’s Inc is this scene: My husband is out of town this week, and his absence usually makes me a bit more mushy. But the simplicity of this little solo seems to capture the essence of love and romance in my mind. Tweet

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Raising Doubting Thomas

September 20, 2013

My kids are little testers. I have one that tests gravity by using the tops of swing sets (and occasionally house roofs) as balance beams, one that tests every warning for accuracy (including licking a pan to verify that it truly is hot like Mom said), and one that wants proof of biblical teachings. Three […]

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