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Valentine’s Day: The Heart of Giving

I come from a long line of really great gift givers. You know, the ones who can walk in a store- see something that isn’t on anyone’s “list” and instantly know that it’s perfect? As a child, this was exhilarating, because the element of surprise made opening each present a celebration in and of itself. […]

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Valentine’s Day Family Traditions : Part 2

I’m not really sure how this tradition began, but much like the secret notes I shared about last week, this one stuck too! It must have been somewhere in the mix of juggling work, ministry and raising four kids that I discovered I could often go an entire day without giving appropriate praise to my […]

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Valentine’s Day Family Traditions : Part 1

Four years ago I had an idea. An idea that was a bit spur of the moment; as is obvious by the scrapbook paper patterns used to bring this vision to life. No red hearts, pink stripes or glittered sweethearts were in the craft closet that day. At the time, I had a 9, 8, […]

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How Our Family is Jumping Into The New Year

It’s true that the beginning of the new year is fresh with possibilities and simultaneously covered in a sea of resolutions that will likely sink come February 1st. Workout everyday. Read the Bible for 60 minutes each morning. Eat veggies, not chocolate. You aren’t alone- we were those people too. But it didn’t take long […]

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winter : a season of the heart // buford snow day

We left the familiar on a hot July morning, when the Florida heat was blazing, the humidity was strong and though it was summer, our hearts surely felt like it was anything but. As we traveled the road between our new home and the place where we’d left our hearts behind, the children tried to […]

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