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Click on the image above or right HERE – either way, the new edition of my book is live and ready for sale on Amazon! A few other quick notes: I will be selling signed copies like I did for the original version, but I won’t be doing that until July […]

it is Here!


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…that God’s light shines even brighter. To say that FOCUS training has been overwhelming would be an understatement. Trying to balance the needs of a pregnant lady (that’d be me), a toddler, a babysitter, a husband, and the expectations for classes makes my head spin more often than not. Then […]

it is in the Darkness…


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At this point I have approximately five half-drafted blogs in my head. However, Monkey is, for the moment, peacefully napping in her stroller as the rain falls outside our dorm room, so I’ve decided to throw all the updates and thoughts out at once. The Book Currently a giant pain. […]

the book, missionary training, and a smattering of Updates.



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Two years ago today I walked down the aisle and married Anthony. Like all married couples, we said the vows not knowing how they would play out in our lives. A lot of people told us that the first year of marriage would be the hardest. For us, at least […]

down the aisle, to Eternity.


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The book is just days away from being re-released and if I find one more teeny tiny issue with it, I might just scream. Anyway, my family and I are on the road to FOCUS training right now (I pre-wrote this post) and I’m not 100% sure what blogging will […]

brand new cover Revealed!


boat1 4 comments
Recently I wrote about how my husband and I are becoming missionaries with FOCUS and what a stretch this move will be for us. We are, of course, incredibly excited, but also a little overwhelmed by all of the things that are about to change in our lives. I’ve frequently looked […]

really, really stepping out of the Boat.



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As we get ready to leave for FOCUS training next week, I’ve begun saying goodbye to some friends who I may never get to see again. While it is so sad to think about not being able to have coffee, play dates, or spiritual direction meetings with these people again, […]

goodbyes and Catholicism.


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As our daughter learns and grows, she also has some falls. She learns to climb on things and then has to figure out how to get down safely – or not so safely. Recently she was playing on the ledge by our fireplace (which we basically never use). She was […]

bumps, bruises, and mommy Magic.


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So it turns out that designing the book covers – front and back – is a little more work than I thought it might be. I am working very hard to make sure the covers are as perfect as I’ve dreamed them up to be. What that means in the […]

book non-Update.



How I sometimes feel at my job...
More often than not, I wake up in the morning and think of any number of countdowns: 3 hours until storytime at the library, 15 days until we leave for FOCUS training, etc. As I go through the day, I look at the clock and almost instantly calculate how long […]

counting down and wishing Away.


moving-boxes 4 comments
My family and I leave for training for FOCUS in less than three weeks. We’ll be at training for five weeks, then we return home and have six weeks to fundraise our salary and pack up our house. With such crazy timelines, I’ve started packing now. The amount of stuff  that […]

decluttering for the glory of God.


baby proof
Recently our daughter was playing in the kitchen while I cleaned up dinner. At this point there are only two drawers that aren’t child-proofed. Those two drawers are where we keep all of her dishes and things, and she’s free to pull them out and play with them as she […]

baby-proofing and life Lessons.