On Being Mad.

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  WARNING: This post is honest, not super pretty and doesn’t have as super great ending with a pretty bow on it mostly because my life is a constant, ever evolving thing and very few things have a clear ending…or a bow. Read at your own risk. If you get offended, guess what, you’re the one reading. So stop. (Winky …

On Being {A Missionary}

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I’m starting a series called “On Being” where one or both of us will share what we’re up to in one sphere of life or another (ie: being missionaries, being parents, being married, being residents of Thailand, and so on). We get asked a lot what we’re doing now to prepare for Thailand. What does being a missionary now mean? Well, for starters:  It …

How to be.

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I’ve mentioned before how I was, essentially, the best parent I knew before I had a tiny person to parent. And then, on the flip side, how because of my own judgmentalism and unrealistic standards, I had a ton of insecurities about becoming a mom myself.  As these ideas have been rolling around in my head, Mother’s Day came and …

The First 48

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Well, Baby Shepherd, you are here. Outside. In the world. Borned. Birthed. All ours. It’s like you’ve always been here, kid. We just love you.  Now, you are probably unaware of this as of yet, simply because you’re tiny and don’t really know what’s going on, but your mom and dad can be morons. Yes, we love you and we’re …

Welcome to the table?

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 For more information on this image and the people behind it, please check out The Marin Foundation. The activity surrounding the World Vision fiasco has left my heart broken and hurting. Broken and hurting for the very real people who were welcomed in then kicked out, broken and hurting for the thousands of people who love Jesus but felt torn …

Selfish Ashes

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Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season. I’ve always loved this season for a number of reasons. There’s something deeply comforting in knowing that the God who created me is fully aware of my frailty, of my humanity. God knowing who He made when He made me, when He made all of us, is especially comforting when …

On being the perfect parents.

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This is totally us and our future children. Totally. We are currently in the hospital for Stephen’s second surgery. The surgery went well, though there were a couple complications that have resulted in his recovery going way differently than the first surgery. Apparently he was just a super freak who recovered way faster than normal last time and this time, …

A Letter to our Son

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      Dear Baby K, Right now you have been growing steadily for about 30 weeks. Which means we are roughly 7 months along. You’re inside, doing your thing, making hair and nails and bones and learning to swallow, and we’re out here watching you punch and kick my belly like a tiny (adorable) alien. Here’s the thing, sweet …

The Fire

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So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them. Daniel 3:26b,27 There seems to be a …