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There’s a little sign on my kitchen counter that says “Be Filled with Joy!” It serves as an amazing reminder to choose to be joyful when, perhaps, my natural inclination of the day is to go the other way … After all, let’s be honest, not all days feel full of joy. But the truth…

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God is my Employer.

  I remember this moment all too clearly. It was over eight years ago, my second daughter was just recently born and I was carrying her proudly in my arms. My mom was introducing me to a group of friends while attending a social event … “This is Gillian, my daughter – she’s a stay…

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How a Rooster Can Teach Patience.

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”       How did you spend your day? Me? Well, let’s just say, I’m pretty sure I’m the only momma out there that had to chase a incredibly-fast, hyper-charged teenage rooster through a rolling field of soy beans. In my rubber boots….

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Puppy {Love}

  This change of season is high on my favorites of the year …  I adore the quiet autumn evenings, the cool misty mornings as I hang out he morning laundry on the line … there is just enough chill in the air to require a warm sweater in the morning and just enough sunshine…

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Introducing Winifred…

  Today … we did something we thought we never would do …   Yes …   We added a puppy to our family. I know what you’re thinking {Crazy?! Don’t I have enough to clean up after?!} – but this is no ordinary puppy.       She’s a Great Pyrenees – which means,…

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