Bluebonnet Children

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Gardening is such a craft of intentionality and patience. One must be careful of the depth and the width of the whole, the quality of the soil and the amount of water. Some plants, like hydrangeas, require one to transplant them during different seasons. Other plants,like orchids, need wire wrapped around them to support them […]

Maternity Stay

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  I feel as though I have stepped into a time machine; for these past five weeks have felt like a day. I feel as though I have exchanged sleep for a brand new worldview; for as soon as she was placed in my arms, my perspective on everything changed. I feel as though words […]

Despite This-Thank You.

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Written on May 1, 2014. “It takes a village to raise a child-and always has. And tho every child needs a mother, it is mothering we really need, since so many people must automatically be part of it. Every step along the way a child needs a responsible adult looking out for them, paving the […]

A Call to Chaos: Matthew 19:13-15

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Good morning! This month at our local church, we have accepted the challenge to “get curious” on our faith walk through the child-like theme of Curious George. I am so happy to be sharing this message with you today. Well, actually that is not a hundred percent correct, nor is it sincere. I honestly would […]

Blog Facelift

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“God is not a vending machine. One should not pray to God from a place of selfish desire. Prayer is a 24/7 conversation in which I must enter.” These are sound bites from my inner monologue whenever I bow my head.  However, these past six months of trying for a baby have left me turning […]

Lent: Fast from Worry; Feast on Peace

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Dear, Henley June, Today is Ash Wednesday. We Methodist love this High-Church tradition because the outward sign of the grey cross symbolizes an inward change of being claimed by Christ. One Ash Wednesday scripture from Matthew 6 speaks of praying to the Creator within a secret space (as opposed to the showy prayers of the […]

Childless with Three Babies

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Dear, Henley June, A dozen posts ago I began this blog as my accountability in sharing my favorite soul-shaping stories/advice with you. Yes-you: the child who has yet to exist. We have all been taught that those who wish to write well must have an audience and a deadline. You are my audience and the […]

My Mother’s Daughter

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Dear, Henley June, I am trying to polish up all of my areas of growth before you arrive. I want to be at my best when I meet you. I figure the longer it takes to get pregnant, the more time I have to figure this whole parenting/life thing out, the better! Oh, who am […]

Today’s Traditions for Tomorrow

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Dear,Henley June,                       When one serves on a church staff, her schedule differs greatly from the rest of the world’s. For example, the world (including your Father) is on vacation this week. Why? Christmas is only two days away. However, while the rest of the world is slowing down and sleeping in, our team’s anxiety […]