Don’t Stop Beliebin’

I shared in my newsletter that the theme of Brave Misfit for the month of April is renewal. My pal  and fellow Brave Misfit Amber Kincaid has generously shared her writing here. I met Amber years ago at Bible Study Fellowship. She was one of two people under the age of 35. She was maybe 20.  Her candidness was so real it was impossible to keep my guard up around her. The third week BSF …

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Unfamiliar Territory

Guys, the stuff I’m learning in 2016 is mind boggling. First of all, starting this blog on WordPress has been so hard and so good for me. I have to do so much thinking, though. I mean, I think all of the time but this kind of feels like being back in school. Except that I like this. I did not like school. I homeschool 4 kids so there’s a lot of thinking that goes …

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The Science of Motherhood

I have two kids that are driving. Like, driving a vehicle. Two. Two of them are driving. I still have a 12 year old (who is great at driving me to the edge of a cliff) and a 6 year old so I’m not in empty nest territory any time soon, but I’m definitely moving into new parental territory. Anyway, I keep thinking about the beginning of my motherhood journey. Motherhood was something I wanted …

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All Things New

The deeper I know Jesus, the newer I feel. It’s nuts, really. The further in I go, the more His truth washes over me,  and the more infinite the world seems. I’ve just come through one of those seasons when I was far away from Him but didn’t really know it. I’d started to feel so stinking old. All the specialness of life seemed like it had been squeezed out. The world honestly felt hopeless. …

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Why Can’t I Be Like a Tree?

The trees in my city are in full bloom. White and pink puffiness with bursts of green popping though make it look I’m visiting another world. It’s beautiful. These trees, they just do what they were made to do. They don’t ponder their purpose and get trapped in worrying that they’re not good enough. Trees just do what they’re made to do in each season of their life giving glory to the Creator and shade …

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10 Things I Love About Lee

It is the morning of my husband’s 46th birthday. I’ve now officially known him for half of his life. We’ve been married for most of that time – 20 years. I’m seriously blown away by how fast it all goes and how much more I love him each year. In honor of Lee’s birthday I want to share ten things that I love about this man of mine. So here goes! 1. He knows how …

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When You Think You’re a Pro

Have you ever have one of those moments where you think, ‘I’ve got this figured out.’ Maybe you even pat yourself on the back, congratulating yourself for being so smart. Isn’t that the worst move ever? I did that this year with homeschooling. I thought I was a pro. I thought that because I’ve been doing it for so long that I had found the perfect formula and that I could coast through with my younger …

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We’re All Just People

We went to our favorite mediterranean restaurant here in Lexington a couple of weeks ago, my girls and me. It’s called Sahara. Their falafels are magnificent. They’re plump with a perfect crust and just right on the insdie. They are amazing. They serve this garlic sauce that is perfection. I love it. I’ve never had anything there that I don’t like. It’s a little place but has more seating than you would think possible. The …

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Happy March!

It’s March  and I can officially feel spring around the corner! We may still have gray days, and here in central Kentucky we may even have some snow headed our way, but being able to say ‘ it’s March!’  just feels right. Part of that is probably because my precious hubby’s birthday is this month he has brainwashed me for years saying, “March is the best month” constantly.  Like, in my sleep. This month on the …

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Junk Food Diaries

Road trips were a huge part of my childhood. My grandparents lived up around South Bend, along with aunts and uncles, and my parents liked to vacation, so we got to travel a lot.  One of my favorite memories is of my parents packing the van while my brothers and I played in the van. We knew it was about time to pull out when the red cooler and blue duffle bag containing all the …

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