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I am joining Amanda, my Mom, and my sister in celebrating one beautiful moment from this week, caught through photography. Life is a beautiful tapestry of significant stitches in time. I am guilty of

For A Dark January Day When You Need Encouragement

Let’s take a few minutes to breathe, friends, shall we? I know that with January comes all the maelstrom of tasks that you have put off, the bills that need to be paid, and a slow weariness that permeates the soul. But we need not make those tasks into excuses for grumpiness. The wind cut sharply through my coat this morning, and as…

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From Petrified to Purposeful: How I Became a Ballet Teacher

I have committed to saying no to the activities in my life that are draining me dry. Read that post here. But in my evaluation process of which things to keep, and which things to toss in the proverbial shredder, I have discovered how very grateful I am for the myriad blessings I have every day. A few months ago,…

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For Those Times You Can’t Say No: #theyearofno

As a little girl I was as enthralled with musical theater as I am to this very day. I remember twirling on the tall chair in my Mom’s studio, my band-aided knees swinging like windmills,  singing at the top of my lungs to the soundtrack of Oklahoma. My favorite song was Ado Annie’s solo “I Cain’t Say No”. I crooned…

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Engaged Girls in the Bible // Mary // Part One

Christmas Eve service found me standing in a sparkly red dress with my family, holding my candle, and wincing as the hot wax dripped on my hand, and seared my flesh with alarming rapidity. As I stood, wincing with the pain, I listened to the the story of Jesus’ birth. I had listened to this story many times before, but…

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Interview with Tanya, and a GIVEAWAY!!

Have you realized yet, sweet friends, that it is December? Christmas is only a few weeks away, and with that beautiful holiday comes gads of Christmas shopping! Today, I am so excited to introduce you to Tanya who runs one of my favorite Etsy shops. She and I are running a giveaway for the sweetest neck warmer that you have…

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All I Want for Christmas is a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

You have pinned pictures of them on your “Dream Home” boards, glanced past them on your favorite blog, and pondered their fascinatingly large leaves on interior decorating blogs. Whether you know their name or not, these strange sculptural, and spidery beauties are everywhere these days which is usually more than enough reason for me to run away from the bandwagon…

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Blog Hop #3: Ready Set Snap Saturday!

As I sit down to type this morning the snow is falling in heavy clouds outside, the wind is whistling around the corner of the house, and Warrior Man is whistling tunelessly as he heads out to wrestling practice. This week has been a crazy one to be sure. I have been directing a One Act for my one of…

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Wordless Wednesday: Wrestler in Library

Wednesdays can be hard, y’all. Here is my benediction for you on this day in the middle of the week. Wherever it finds you, may it give you peace: “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy…

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