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Dedicating Lavender

  She said, ‘Oh, my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the LORD. “For this {child} I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him. So I have also dedicated him to the LORD; as long as…

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Cinnamon {Love}

A sweet older lady came up to me at church yesterday and, shaking her head,  said “You must be so busy this time of year ….” While I suppose that is a teensy bit true, aren’t we all a little bit busier this season? But somehow, we have managed to stay clear of the crazy,…

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Giving in a {Greedy} Society

  In a world that is consumed with instagram selfies,  personal Facebook status updates, ‘I deserve a break’ mentality and a general North American spoiled lifestyle, how do we keep our children and our families from being sucked into this vicious vortex of selfishness and ungratefulness? Especially … during the holidays … when gifts are…

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Paper {Snowflakes}

It’s Christmas time. It’s magical and wonderful. I love being able to experience Christmas year after year with the girls … it’s wonderful to step aside from a regular day to day schedule and slow things down {yes, we slow down for this season, not speed up}, read Christmas stories together, drink Christmas peppermint tea,…

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a chubby {Delight}

  In the middle of a busy, snowy afternoon {yes, it’s beginning to look at a lot like Christmas around here!}, the girls helped take a few photos of our sweet baby Lavender … one girl held up the comforter, the other made sure she didn’t fall over while she sat like a big bag…

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