Pass Me The Manual

August 23, 2013

Are you needing some encouragement?  Today, my good friend, Andrea, is sharing some of her insights from being a mom to 2 busy boys: First of all, in case it hasn’t already been made abundantly clear to you, I am not Shara. You may wish to stop reading now. I understand. You’ve probably got a […]

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Death and Hope

May 10, 2013

Who knows if this post will ever get published.  My mind has been a bit of a fog and getting thoughts on paper (or computer) has not been happening for me. Last Saturday, we lost a dear friend!  She was 43 and a mother of 3 and an influence to many many people.  I cannot […]

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God is THE Healer

March 19, 2013

We love our church.  We love our small group that is a part of our church.  We started with this small group around 10 years ago when we first came to live in Wisconsin.  We were together for several years and then Kirk and I took 3 or so years off (but remained connected with […]

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The Last 36 Hours

June 2, 2012

It has been less than 30 minutes since our visitors have left.  They were here for less that 36 hours, but they left us with so much.  We were supposed to be here to bless them, but they blessed us.  We will probably never see each other again on this earth, but it makes me […]

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From 5 to 14 Children ~ Podcast with Becky

March 20, 2012

Aren’t people’s stories fascinating?  I have always been intrigued by others’ lives.  I find that I learn so much through others. Last week I was able to sit down (via Skype) with Becky who is someone that I have learned SO much from.  She shared her story of how her and her husband, Mark, came […]

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Stop Comparing

January 24, 2012

Why do we feel the need to compare ourselves to others??? Cade is extremely competitive.  He will compete even when it doesn’t make sense to.   Ella is 16 months younger than him and in a different math book altogether, but Cade still needs to know that he is further than her in his math […]

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Painting on Other People’s Walls

January 22, 2012

As our good friends were preparing to move they had a “painting party” to prepare their house to be put on the market.  We were asked to bring any painting supplies we had.  I was in the basement grabbing brushes and rollers and pans.  It briefly crossed my mind that it was too bad that […]

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How Does Your Blog Look?

January 18, 2012

I have consistently struggled to remain consistent in blogging ~ at least I’m consistent at something:). I have a hard time justifying my time blogging unless most everything else is already done.  Kirk and I joke about the mom who sits blogging while her kids are running around her screaming, the dishes are stacked in […]

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Saying Goodbye

January 10, 2012

This Friday we will be saying good-bye to some very dear friends.  They are moving across the country. We’ve lived life together. When we met they had 1 child, and we had none.  Now we have 9 children between our two families (that’s a little lot crazy!!). These are the friends that you can literally drop […]

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