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Life Update + House Tour! | 08.16

August has been a month to remember! Although, I can’t remember most of it, honestly. 🙂 The summer camp season ended in the first week of August and Ben and I felt just a tad disoriented as we moseyed about on our first few days of vacation!

end of the summer camp fun! even though it’s blurry, he still makes a handsome old man!
new life-long friends!
new life-long friends!

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Love, Marriage & Kindness

I found a crinkled up note to Ben the other week and the quick thoughts jotted down prompted me to action. Again. Oh how easy it is to do what is right, then fall into laziness. To rise up in action, then fall back in defeat!

My note to Ben said this—

“Ben, we can’t just aspire to love each other. We can’t forsake selfishness–yet do nothing. If we forsake, we must cleave! If we turn from, we must turn to. I can’t just avoid hurting you—I must actively pursue your heart above my own. 


The note was written because of Psalms 34:14 which says “Turn away from evil and do good; seek peach and pursue it.”  And so I sat there, thinking through things once again—

I can’t just turn away from being selfish, I must also turn to selflessness. I can’t just refuse to say something hurtful, I must also choose to say something encouraging. I can’t just choose not to be spiteful, I must also choose to be kind. I can’t just run away from what is wrong, I must also DO what is right. Continue reading “Love, Marriage & Kindness”

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Life Update!! | 07.16

Let’s start with the sad news. My absolute favorite goldfish DIED! Not just died, but I do believe he got eaten. As the story goes, my husband and his friend caught perch in the creek. They were so proud of themselves. They put the perch in the fish tank. Ever so slowly, our little fish were missing until one day the perch dared to eat my favorite goldfish. Oh I was so mad!

photo courtesy of the same friend who helped Ben catch the perch. HA!
photo courtesy of the same friend who helped Ben catch the perch. HA!

We had that goldfish for almost a year and that goldfish survived a move to a new house! This goldfish had fortitude and it was my favorite little guy. I responded worse to that goldfish dying than a 4 year old does when he finds his goldfish floating on top of the water. Well, I’m almost over the sadness and I’m starting to like the perch. STARTING.  So anyway. 🙂 Now for the happy news! Continue reading “Life Update!! | 07.16”

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Life Update! | 06.16

First of all, we are halfway through 2016! We have already lived 6 months of what had been the new year. How can it be?!

Without further ado, let’s get to the month of June! It has been an entire month since we moved away from Chico. It was our first full month of new jobs, new responsibilities, new house, new friends, old friends, and a thousand and one adjustments!


There have been bumps and bruises, but every change in life comes with a few hard things. However, it has been so wonderful as well! I love being back at work. I love serving alongside others who are passionate about our Creator. I love the rich fellowship that seems to come at almost every corner! Transition is hard, but it has been full of so many good things too! Continue reading “Life Update! | 06.16”