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Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

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Day 20: Frames and Pedestals

To My Kids, I have to start by telling you that beauty is not what you think it is. Somehow we have been consumed by our senses rather than our heart, and beauty appears to be about how someone looks. It really isn’t. Let me tell you what beauty is. Beauty is something that starts […]

Day 19: The Iceberg

Sometimes it’s not the words that matter. “Finding the meaning hidden beneath the words – not between, but beneath,” now that is what matters. (ernestenvy.com) Her house is so beautiful, and it’s always clean. (My house is so pitiful. And the mess. Ugh.) She has the best body.      (My body is worthless.) Her hair […]

Day 18: Start in the Center

If you’ve been reading along you know I’ve been writing a series this month. Today you get a two-fer with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Five minutes. One word. No editing. No rethinking. Just writing. Today’s word: Laundry GO As I stand in front of the washer armed with stain stick in one hand […]

Day 17: It’s Not in the Jeans

There’s this thing that can make me hold my breath in a different way than anger or fear. It can take a perfectly great day and change it in an instant. I stand in front of my closet and stare at the clothes. Nothing designer here, just ordinary shirts and sweaters and jeans and dresses. […]

Day 16: My Own Fault

I sit in the first quiet I’ve heard all day. The kids are asleep, dinner is merely a scent lingering, dishes are soaking, and the house is tucked in for the night. It’s the first time all day I haven’t felt stress. Some days are more stressful than others. Sometimes it’s what we fill our […]

Day 15: Life on the Edge

I was looking him right in the eye, rambling on, spewing my anger out at him like venom, and this little, small voice whispered in my ear: “You know what time of the month it is, right?” Boy did that infuriate me. For the record, that small voice was not my husband. Although he has […]

Day 14: Perfectly Imperfect

I’m not a yes mom. I don’t calmly correct my children. I’m not sure if timeout is needed for them or for me. I do love deeply. Unfortunately, for me, the flip-side of that can be anger. Not even anger so much as emotion. But, if I’m being real, a lot of times it’s anger. […]

Day 13: Two Words

My husband runs out of the house at all hours. He’s missed holidays. He’s left shopping carts in the aisle and he has missed family events. He has disappeared for days during hurricanes and dug his way out in blizzards. Before you start thinking he has issues, let me tell you: he’s a volunteer in […]

Day 12: Three Words Whispered

I’m warning you. This post (and those to come) may change your perception of me. Are you ready for it? I get angry. No, really. (Those of you that know me well are probably laughing). I struggle with anger. I am so full of emotion and love, but the flip side of that is this […]

Day 11: Ordinary

If you’ve been reading along you know I’ve been writing a series this month. My planned post for today aligned perfectly with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Five minutes. One word. No editing. No rethinking. Just writing. Today’s word: Ordinary GO I have two butternut squash sitting on my counter. I love butternut squash. […]