Sanger’s Many Ironies

I’ve been reading some of Margaret Sanger’s writings lately to catch the many obvious flaws but also the many ironies in her thought processes in order to elucidate the trajectory of ideas that led to Planned Parenthood in its current diabolical iteration. Ironically she nailed some real societal ills. She effectively calls out Christians for […]

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Christmas Fractals

During some of our recent Advent readings I’ve had some great reminders of how God shows HImself in fractals. You know what fractals are, right? Fractals are essentially self-similar repeating patterns whether you view them from far off or extremely close-up. They are all over the place in nature. They are where math and art meet. As […]

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Be Weak

Jesus loves me, this I know For the Bible tells me so Little ones to Him belong, They are weak but HE is strong WE are weak. We are cast down. We are burdened. We are mournful, weary, empty, shaking and crumpled at our savior’s feet. We cannot even lift our heads. What becomes of […]

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My Old Friend

Today, my mom and my husband and I all worked to remove the enormous root of an old Oak Tree in which I spent much of my childhood.  It died long ago due to a disease and had to be cut down.  I still remember the sadness in my heart when my Mom called and […]

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Like my new header?

It’s so girly.  Since I started changing up my headers every month I’ve had a work lunchbox, a Beatles lunchbox and a Roy Rogers lunchbox… I guess it’s about time I had something girly!  I think we had this lunchbox.  I know we had Holly Hobbie curtains at some point in time. What kind of […]

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Picture talk…

I’ve been going through a handful of old pictures and starting to upload them to my computer. A lot of them needed fixing due to over or under exposure. I thought you all might get a kick out of the string of Golden Retrievers throughout these pictures… The Rusty years…. The Shasta years… The Arthur […]

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Oh dear…

I pulled this old picture out of moth balls yesterday… This picture was taken more than 13 years ago. (Yes, I know, I’m a mere infant… or so I’m told.) It is funny how Senior year seems so long ago and so recent at the same time. I’m wondering if this is how it will […]

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One Moment In Time

I wasn’t going to post today because my brain is fried. I’m tired. We spent the morning at the U.S. Consulate office doing legally binding activities like raising our right hands and making promises that we are who we say we are and things like that. That really takes it out of ya. Plus, I’m […]

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What is New Years for?

If not for looking back and looking forward? (Edited because I had to come back and add pictures!!) In January I turned 30 and lived to tell about it. I posted a random list of things that have gone into shaping who I am, I told you to beware of three year old boys who […]

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I have a dream…

Actually two… I’ll give you two hints… and You see, so far it’s just been child’s play but one day I hope to actually turn photography and web design into little sources of income and maybe eventually full fledged careers when my kids are grown. I’ve been practicing very basic blogger template customization with things […]

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Faces

I like faces. I particularly like these faces though. I guess I’m sorta partial to them. A person tends to feel that way about people that she birthed. Ya know? You tend to feel that way, no matter how much they drive you crazy sometimes, because once upon a pregnancy you dreamed what these faces […]

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The Infirmary

Yup. That’s what my house is right now. The kids all have croup. School is on hold until tomorrow or Friday, or if the hacking and fevers don’t subside before tomorrow, until next week. And so the first big test to how we handle life without an endless stream of entertainment via cable T.V. begins. […]

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Bye bye diamond…

Today we had our yearly church picnic which commemorates the last day of Sunday School for the term. As I was standing outside with my youngest in the stroller, I was laughing as I watched my husband and three older sons running to and fro with 5 gallon buckets on their heads as part of […]

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What did they have against deaf girls?

The jerks. We were about 16 when my best friend, April, and I walked to and from school together. It only lasted for about a semester at which point I finally got my driver’s license started driving to school. Honestly, strange things were wont to happen on those walks along that route. One time we […]

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When I was 18…

Annie has suggested a trip down memory lane for today and I decided to play along. This picture is of me and all of my siblings when I was 18. This is one of the last pictures of all of us together. I think we may have gotten one more at my sister’s wedding but […]

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Dirty Work

Do you have one thing that you love doing where you just have to get dirty to do it right? (I am quickly realizing that this could be taken completely the wrong way! LOL!) Could be a hobby, perhaps just a certain dish that you like to make that usually ends with you being a […]

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Fun Monday! BAD HAIR

Robin at Pensieve is hosting Fun Monday today. She challenged everyone to post a horrifically bad hair image of themselves… I was all excited to participate because I truly believe I have one of the worst, most hair offensive pictures ever. My scanner, sadly, has decided to go on strike and refuses to communicate with […]

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We once had an (almost) hairless dog.

Growing up we almost always had two dogs. Generally one was a purebred of some sort and the second was a stray that made itself at home with us. One such stray was Nikki. Nikki was a Belgian Sheep Dog. They basically look like black Collies. Lots and lots of black hair. Nikki wandered onto […]

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Who do you know?

I’m hoping to start a chain reaction or a game of tag with this post so if you are reading it, consider yourself TAGGED! :^D I’m trying out Mr. Linky so make sure to add your link if you participate! (Oh and send anyone who reads your blog and wants to participate over here to […]

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Prankster Memoirs

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while or if you’ve read my archives you know that I have a long history of being somewhat of a prankster. I’ve also recently told you that I like to tease my husband and kids endlessly. Sometimes when my kids ask me what’s for dinner I tell […]

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My first car was a muscle car…

Kinda sorta. My Dad bought me the perfect car for a sassy girl like myself. It had attitude. It was fun to drive. I could fit a bunch of friends in it. Not such a perfect car, it turns out, for a terribly incurable flirt though. It was maroon in color with black interior. It […]

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Hymn for the day…

As I think about a fellow Pastor’s Wife, Leigh Anne Salter, who recently lost to God’s loving embrace her dear husband and family shepherd who preached this sermon three days before his accident… and as I think about their young children that will grow up without their daddy, my heart aches. I only met Dustin […]

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Weird…

I was just perusing my stat counter to see what search terms people have recently Googled to end up at my blog. I get a lot of people Googling for Ree because I plug her blog so frequently. Glad a search for her led you here but there’s her name in bold letters if you […]

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Money Moments

This post has nothing to do with money actually. Have you heard the phrase, “That’s money!” My husband uses this phrase a lot now for some reason. It pretty much can be used interchangeably to mean, “That’s awesome” or “That’s priceless.” Two nights ago I sent my oldest son downstairs after he had gotten ready […]

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The Hateful Bird

I had a pet canary when I was in fourth grade. What prompted me to want a pet canary? I do not know the answer to that question. I think my Mom planted the idea in my head to be quite honest, because I think she really wanted a pet canary. Have I ever mentioned […]

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Nabreakblofast time!

Yeah. Not doing so well on that blogging fast. So I’m declaring it Nabreakblofast. National Break the blogging fast. This Nabreakblofast is especially created so that I can tell you about my childhood dreams of becoming a famous singer. This news might come as a surprise even to my Mother. Then again, the walls of […]

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Loss

What can we gain from hearing about the loss of other peoples’ loved ones or from other peoples’ sufferings? And when we each have to face our own losses, struggles and hardships, how we will learn and grow from those as God sees fit even if that eventual growth comes through despair? What wisdom can […]

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I love.

I do. I love. I love my favorite clothing store. I love the smell of freshly cut grass, the smell of ocean spray and the smell of wood burning fires on a snowy day. I love cashmere. (I don’t own any but I love it. If you wear it anywhere near me, beware you could […]

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Thinking about Rich tonight

I don’t know why. I guess because tomorrow is our big packing day as we prepare to drive down to California for Rich’s memorial service. I blogged about the new Jars of Clay album a while back and I have been listening to it a great deal since we bought it back in September. However, […]

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The Dangers of Huffing

Huffing “refers to the intentional breathing of gas or vapors with the purpose of reaching a high.” It is incredibly dangerous and can easily lead to a sudden or a slow death. Whether or not huffing leads to a sudden death on a “first try” or whether it over time deteriorates and erodes brain function […]

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Death, I think, is something we are never really supposed to get used to. It has always been and will ever remain the ugly tattoo that sin permanently etched into our existence here on earth. It’s never supposed to feel normal. Nan

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Nancy must write.

I’m sure most of you probably think that in light of yesterday’s news I will be absent from my blog. But the truth is, I must write. I am finding out more and more that I am a writer. If I never get published or never have any readers outside of my quirky little blog […]

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This doesn't fit.

I just made the most ridiculously inane post I think I have ever written on my blog. A moment after hitting the “publish” button I received a phone call with incredibly bad, though not wholly unexpected, news. I suddenly felt stupid for posting something so silly onto my blog, but how could I have known. […]

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I miss you Grandma.

One year ago my dear Grandma went to be with Jesus. She had turned 93 just a day or two before. I could not be there to say goodbye to her as I would have loved to do because I live here in Canada while she was living back at home in California. I did […]

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Hymn for the day

Okay, so I am just totally nabbing this from someone who really knows good lyrics when he sees them! I was just visiting over at Kevin Twit’s blog and he had posted this. The lyrics are so sweet I, likewise, had to share them: “At the end of the Saturday session where Paige Brown spoke, […]

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Meaningless?

I have been thinking on Question 1 of the Westminster Larger Catechism this evening. Q. 1. What is the chief and highest end of man? A. Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever. I have been summarily told by an atheist that Christianity provides no more meaning […]

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Theology Mom

Okay, so back in March I started this blog more as a “Mom blog.” I like writing about the daily funnies of raising four boys and home schooling, about public urination and my various phases and crazes. I like randomly spewing my childhood memories out into the ether. But if you must know the truth, […]

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Planning Ahead

The other day my husband and I read in the local news of a couple whose brand new car was stolen out of their driveway! Of course they called and reported it to police but they also decided to not sit idly by and wait for the cops to recover the stolen vehicle. They just […]

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Phil

My big brother, my fellow movie and sitcom quoter, the one who prepared me for all the potty talk that my boys come up with… thanks for making it less shocking by easing me into it throughout childhood!I clearly remember being stuck in the sandbox (top closed) and thinking we were never going to escape, […]

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Sandy

My older and only sister, my dear and permanent friend, a kindred spirit… Playing house, I was always the baby. You were always the responsible mother. I did anything I could to get Mom to give me a baby bottle when I was much too old for one. We shared a room and a queen […]

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Family Memories…

Last night I was lying in my bed remembering moments from my childhood and I decided that I would blog for the next few days about some of the memories I can conjure up of some of my family members. If you decide to blog about your family memories. Please share the link to your […]

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