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New Joy Quote in the Shop

joy quote

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Last year I took a photography class at the Botanic Gardens (read about it here). Since meeting photographer Cedric Pollet at that class, I now look at bark in a different way. On a hike this summer, I photographed this tree with a bark heart near Mt. Evans, Colorado.

Do What Brings You Joy.

Add a little inspiration to your home decor. >>> This beautiful Joy print is available in the shop for as low as $6.60 and $2.40 for greeting cards.

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Be kind…

Always be kind

New design in the Redbubble Shop

Yesterday in church we prayed over members of our congregation. Members volunteered to step up on the stage and put it all out there confessing their worries, struggles, or illnesses.

One by one they asked for prayers for their broken marriage, brain tumor, mental illness, surgery, family loss, single-mommy-ness, depression. These are people, just like you and me, who have heavy hearts, heavy lives…heaviness.

If there is anything that can snap you out of your self-pity it’s hearing the hard walk others are taking everyday.

But, as I pointed out to hubby, we all have heaviness in our life. Just because you’re not carrying the same weight on your shoulders as the next person, it doesn’t mean it’s not a battle to you. Your heaviness is…well, heavy to you.

So, be kind, because you don’t know the battle the mom sitting next to you is battling. She may look like she has it all together. She may even look like she has a ‘perfect’ life. But, to quote Dr. Phil, “you don’t know what you don’t know.”

And, if you do know someone who is fighting a hard battle tell them that you know. Lend them a hand to get over that hill.

This weekend…

school fundraisers

Selling chocolate bars for $1

It’s 5th grade fundraiser time for next year’s outdoor lab. The World’s Finest Chocolate bars for $1. If you know us and want some chocolate…let me know. Alex has 60 bars to sell, or I will have to buy the chocolate that doesn’t sell. Help me!

james bond car

James Bond’s Car

This weekend the school had a huge fundraiser during the kick off of their book sale. There was also a car show, which Glenn took his Charger to show off. But, more importantly, there was a black Aston Martin. I am not so much a James Bond fan as I am a Daniel Craig fan. You know what I mean? If money was no object? I would buy this car.

school fundraisers

Also, there was a chili fundraiser

They called it a chili cook-off to raise money. I have participated in a few chili cook-offs…this was more of a buy-a-bowl-for-a-dollar-and-get-some-chili than a true cook-off. We didn’t even get to vote. Parker ate 2 bowls of chili and a ton of chips. It was a cheap lunch for 4, only $7. I really shouldn’t complain. Years ago I (with Liz and Kari) made a Pumpkin Curry Chili for a cook-off that would have killed the competition! Am I right, Liz?

at the park

At the park

lobster tacos

Lobster Tacos

Date night with hubby at Red Lobster. The Lobster Tacos were so yummy! And, not once did I say, “Stop fighting with your sister and eat your dinner!”

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When something bad happens…

When something bad happens

For Shelby. We  love you girl! No matter what.

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My favorite time of the year.

autumn quotes

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December Daily | Day 25…for a child is born…


…a son is given to us.

The government will rest on his shoulders.

And he will be called:

Wonderful Counselor,

Mighty God,

Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace.

7 His government and its peace will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!

Merry CHRISTmas!

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Can you be too Christian?

So, have you heard of that Broncos quarterback named Tim Tebow? Since I live in Tebow Land, I have heard more than my fair share of Tebow news. The good news is the media is finally taking notice of the Denver Broncos. The bad news is they aren’t really paying any attention to the game.  Never mind that the Denver Broncos are 8-5 and 1st in the AFC West.

It’s all about the QB and his faith-on-his-sleeve.

He’s been called a devout Christian (like it’s a bad thing). Overbearing evangelist. He’s been known to wear Bible verses under his eye when he played in Florida. Tebow always, first and foremost, thanks his Lord and savior Jesus Christ after every game. He makes no apologies for it either.

Some people love him because of it.

Some don’t like him for that very reason.

Where Kardashians reign, even Hollywood has taken notice. With all this media scrutiny I got to thinking. Why is Tebow’s faith such a big deal? It’s not like Christianity is a new-wave religion. The majority of Americans claim to identify themselves as Christian (76%) and 82% believe in a high-being or God.

The question: Is it okay to believe in God, go to church on Sunday, read the Bible, but not okay proclaim your God-love every single day in public?

Does Tebow’s Christ-loving proclamation make people uncomfortable? Former Broncos QB,  Jake Plummer said he wishes Tebow would just “shut up” about it. “I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ then I think I’ll like him a little better. I don’t hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff.” {Source}

Is Plummer right? It’s fine and good to  love Jesus Christ but we don’t want to hear about it? Love Christ in private?

I tend to think that it makes people uncomfortable because they feel inferior in their own faith relationship. To have that kind of faith and love that Tebow exhibits is a great thing. It’s a precious thing. It’s the kind of love that all Christians should strive for.

Tebow has said, “And that’s the thing about my faith: it’s not just something that happens when you’re at church or happens when you’re praying or reading the Scripture. It’s part of who you are, as a person, as a player, in your life and everything.” {Source}

I don’t know what to make of this Tebowing. That’s just weird. And I don’t know what to make of this Christian backlash either. I think it makes for some interesting conversation. Love it or hate it.

I do know this: Tebow’s bold faith and last-minute quarterback plays can’t be ignored.

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I wrote this post last year: There’s a new quarterback in town…and he brought his Bible. My question was about the backlash against Tebow and his faith. I still don’t have the answer. Anyone have any ideas?

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