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Praise  // Posts tagged as "Praise"

28 Feb Posted by in James, Liddi, Pregnancy, Sarah | 3 comments

{{The Days of}} Liddi’s Birth Story

{{The Days of}} Liddi’s Birth Story

39 weeks Friday, February 13, I leave my MOMs group, assuring them I’ll be at the next meeting…WITH a baby. • That evening, I have many contractions. None too hard, but enough that I start thinking Maybe it’s tonight! I go for an 8-block walk after the kids went to bed. And have no further contractions. Drat. Proof that my coat […]

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13 Jan Posted by in Pregnancy | Comments

Baby Three

Baby Three

1. My hip pain continued to increase until I was at a breaking point two weekends ago. The most severe pain is while sleeping, which is also when your mind is most susceptible to discouraging thoughts. Really hard to fight back when you’re barely awake. Up every two hours or less, finally get up to take […]

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23 Sep Posted by in Corban | 1 comment

The Spirit’s stirrings in a young heart.

The Spirit’s stirrings in a young heart.

A couple weeks ago, a little purple plastic gun showed up at our house. I actually recognized it, so when I saw Corban playing with it, I thought it was a boy reunited with his long-lost toy. But when James noticed it during supper that night, he knew for sure it didn’t belong to us. He […]

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22 Aug Posted by in Jaeda | Comments

Jaeda’s turn to remember obedience.

We have a certain procedure for timeouts in our house. • warning • placement in timeout • sitting there a few minutes • restatement of reason placed in timeout • declaration of God’s command to children to obey their parents (at first, we do this for them, eventually they do it on their own) • […]

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The week where God rocks {and I weep}.

Last week was an emotional week for me. To be fair, I hear that pregnant women are more emotional in general. But if this has been my most puke-filled pregnancy, it’s also been the most tear-filled. After three days of tears, we climbed into bed and I whispered my deepest fear to James, “Do you think […]

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01 Aug Posted by in Sarah | 4 comments

When the gift points to the Giver.

When the gift points to the Giver.

Have you ever been given a gift so big, so extravagant that you could only cry in response? Could only stare in shock, no words to break the moment? Could only think, Surely, this is not from man but from the Lord! We just did. We haven’t been able to save for my dream piano ever […]

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09 Jul Posted by in Family | 3 comments

We’ve been told it’s about time.

We’ve been told it’s about time.

These two little rascals are some of the sweetest siblings we know. They’re also some of the dirtiest. And they’re preparing themselves to love and dirty another little rascal this February. P.S. Just as a confession, I always nod along when the doctors say, “Oh, yes, there’s the _________.” Seriously? I must have the worst eyes […]

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28 Feb Posted by in House | 2 comments

Sadly but thankfully.

Sadly but thankfully.

 Thankfully, our basement once looked like this with very little effort. Sadly, it no longer does. Thankfully, last Thursday we had a giant rainstorm, signifying the coming end of a long winter. Sadly, much of the rain and melting snow found its way in our basement. Thankfully, James had not yet used his Christmas Lowe’s […]

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02 Dec Posted by in Corban, Jaeda | Comments

Music to my eyes

Music to my eyes

 We hesitated when the discount came through my email. A great deal, to be sure. What we weren’t sure of, however, was the idea of lessons in general. We’re still not done deciding. We love to enhance a life through new experiences; we just don’t want to become consumed with said experiences, with weekly commitments to things […]

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30 Oct Posted by in Friends | Comments

A life-giving retreat with our life group

A life-giving retreat with our life group

A couple months ago, our life group had our annual fall camping discussion. (Yep, it took that much advanced planning to get us all in town on the same weekend!) But now that we’re Shaffer-less (miss you guys!), we have a whole lot less motivation to do all the WORK associated with camping…especially with so […]

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