Coffee? Smoothie? Tea?

…pick your poison. Jenna of Dearest Love and I are beyond thrilled to see you again at our coffee date!

So, what’s been going on this week?

The Highs

+ I have been with the girls a whoooolleee heck of a lot (again). Meaning, I didn’t work all week. Sheesh, it’s hard on my pocketbook. HOWEVER. My heart is happy and resting in them. I love it. I know you all have heard this song and dance before, but truly, it’s special to be with them, even if I’m losing money from not being at work. I love it. I’m trying to REALLY soak it up.

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These Hard Weeks

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Some weeks are harder than others. As a mother, as a wife, as a blogger, as a person with a million things on the in-the-head to do list. Some weeks I can't even think about the list and I am bogged down by the reality that I don't have time to do it all. I don't have to time or energy or resources to be everything to everyone. I don't. Those weeks are hard. It's hard for me to admit that something's gotta give. Some weeks I just go through the motions in hopes that I never have to admit … Continue reading...

Change the Effect

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I wish that there was a space here for me to be completely honest with you. A space where I could tell you all the little idiosyncrasies that happen with my family, immediate and extended, or friends. A space to hash out and get your opinions on this or that. But I don't have that. This space is my space to be vulnerable, but that vulnerability ends with me. I can't tell other people's stories. I can't. And worse, I can't rewrite other people's stories. Oh, how I wish I could. I wish, when my … Continue reading...

Currently

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Hi there! Welcome to Currently, where we share with each other what we are Currently up to and let you share your post through the link-up below. We love this link-up, where we can make new friends and build community. Join us. Thinking about // Suffering. Injustice. Hardened hearts. Bitterness. Evil. My heart is so saddened by circumstances out in the world as well as in my own personal life. My heart is just so sad. Yet I have an assurance in a God who is bigger than all of it. I have a … Continue reading...

Weekend Reads (on a Friday)

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I know it's only Friday, but can I just pretend for a minute that it's the weekend? I would love that. There was some goodness this past week in the interwebs, and I wanted to pass it along to you. TOP // Blythe of The Fike Life is an awesome, awesome chick. You need to read her blog, because she'll make you smile and feel like you're sitting down with a friend. Here's her post: 68. MIDDLE LEFT // I've been a longtime lover of Kate Baer, formerly Motley Mama. She is an incredible writer. Here … Continue reading...

A Bit About Me

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I know that every blog has an About Me section. But I just thought I'd do a post on a little bit more about me. Full disclosure: I'm being transparent in this one. I never wanted to be a mom. I wrote about that here. I met my husband because he was drumming for a Christian band and there is nothing better than a really good looking musician playing their instrument. The first time we hung out alone, he called me out on a lot of crap. I was contemplating atheism, and he helped … Continue reading...

It is Grace

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I have blogged and talked about my struggle with Lucia when she was first born. My struggle to transition to three kiddos. My struggle to get out of the fog that enveloped me after I had her. I can always discount those feelings, tell myself that this or that extenuating circumstance is the reason I felt that way. But, really, I think I figured out what the problem is: I don't really like newborns. Like, at all. I don't. I know a lot of people think they're soft and cuddly and squishy and cute … Continue reading...

Currently

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Hi there! Welcome to Currently, where we share with each other what we are Currently up to and let you share your post through the link-up below. We love this link-up, where we can make new friends and build community. Join us. Thinking about // The hard days. The ebbs of flows of life that rock us back and forth on this rhythm that never really can be anticipated. I can't say my "hard" days are any more difficult than yours - they're not. And yours are probably even harder, but even the most … Continue reading...

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