Mama Tried

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I remember filling out a job application at JCPennies when I was seventeen. One of the questions on the application said, “Do you prefer to finish one task completely before moving on to the next task?” For some reason that … Continued

A New Name

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Salem’s had a ton of questions about Jesus and heaven for a while. We as adults have so many statements that we say in common “christianese” that make sense to us because we’ve been emmersed in this language for such … Continued

No Doubts

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I am blown away by the miracles my Jesus does. All throughout scripture we see the human tendency to quickly forget all the miracles God performs and turn to complaining and doubting if God will show up at all.  We … Continued

Needed Contrast

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A few days ago the kids and I stopped by Hobby Lobby on our trip out of town. I love looking around at all of the home decor, especially the artwork, clocks and unique metal pieces. I enjoy home design … Continued

Confident Hope

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Several months back Isaac expressed to us that he wanted to play football. Our summer kind’ve got flushed down the toilet of emergant needs and there just wasn’t a lot of extra wiggle room for anything above coping. I hated … Continued

A Family Update

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It’s taken me months to write this post. Months. Those close to us know that we have been facing a storm in our family unlike any struggle we’ve ever faced and it unfolded at the beginning of July. I cannot … Continued

Home Sweet Hospital

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I rarely post things that are specific to helping adoptive families, but really felt that was what the Lord was directing me to do. That being said, this is a post about pushing forward in your calling, period. So I … Continued

The Birth of Cedar Harrell

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As typical with me and with pregnancy, my due date came and went without any super promising signs of labor. After May 9th passed, I had a couple of nights of steady contractions that I was sure would turn into … Continued

The Trouble with Due Dates

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Laughing seems to really help right now, as we wait on baby Reed to decide it’s time to show up. In fact, that seems to be the one remedy that gets my brain off of the obvious and back to … Continued

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