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Encouraging Words

  • The Sunset

    December 18, 2012

    Around five in the evening on Sunday, I happened to look across the kitchen to our sliding glass door– which was perfectly framing a…

  • When Skies are Grey

    December 11, 2012

    Golden Sun, Setting Through a Snow Storm

    On Sunday evening, Bryson, the kids and I got in the car to drive to my in-laws’ home…

  • That Which Endures

    December 9, 2012

    At the Ragnar Wasatch Back finish line in 2009

    I’ve been thinking a lot about endurance this year.

    You see, to be completely honest it’s been…

  • Letting Grow

    October 2, 2012

    Really, I had everything all figured out.

    After a long and arduous pregnancy, I was fairly certain how our little boy’s delivery was going to…

  • Nailed It!

    July 9, 2012

    The days and nights with a small newborn are a dichotomy between pure bliss and extreme endurance. I find myself always trying to hold…

  • Ducks

    May 25, 2012

    Slightly eccentric confession:
    I just so happen to love ducks.
    Seriously. Love them.

    I think my adoration originates with some of my earliest memories– venturing out with…

  • Darkness to Light

    March 21, 2012

    When your childhood and youth are spent living a somewhat charmed existence, often the darker and uglier side of life isn’t even on your…

  • Silent Tears

    March 6, 2012

    Reilly with the stuffed bear she received from the hospital.

    Her resonant cries brought silent echoes of my own.
    Trying to be the strong reassuring mommy…

  • Full Hands, Full Hearts

    February 25, 2012

    This past fall, our family spent several days exploring Bryce Canyon. Traipsing about the various hiking trails with four small children in tow, we…

  • Six, Going on Sixteen

    February 15, 2012

    My firstborn is a bit of a challenge.
    Half sweetness and compassion and the other half stubbornness and intensity, each day never fails to present…