April 2007

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As you already know, if you’ve been reading here for a while, my friend Heather is in great need of our prayer right now. This Thursday, she will undergo surgery to hopefully remove a tumor from her brain. Kelli, at Living in Grace, has set up a prayer chain that I would ask you to

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This afternoon we took our 1 1/2 year old son, Jack, to play in the park. He toddled around the monstrous pieces of equipment for a little while, but after a few minutes he made a bee-line for the street… Read the rest of this devotional at

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It’s Monday, so I’m over here – Come join us!

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351. Beautiful weather 352. Having flexibility in my work arrangements 353. Working for a Christian employer who supports my desire to remain the primary caregiver of my son 354. A wonderful husband who supports me in every way 355. J5’s fever was short lived

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341. The reminder that gratitude counters pride and fosters humility. 342. This week coming to an end. It’s been filled with illness, stress, and exhaustion. 343. The 5 minutes that the sun peeked out this afternoon in this day of thunderstorms. 344. God having higher endurance and staying power than I. 345. Baby Motrin. 346.

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Well, I learned today that I still have my free and stubborn will. Tomorrow is another day. One in which His mercies will be new, and I can take a step in his direction rather than in my own. Would be so easy to just give up…but I cannot.

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I decided to start writing about my “Observations and Corrections” in my behaviors. So, this will be a new “regular feature” for myself. OBSERVATION #1: After I put my son down for his nap (around 10:30/11:00 AM), I come back downstairs to my desk, to continue working, and I consider eating an early lunch. It

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I just wrote a really long email to my friend, Heidi, so most of my heart was just poured out there and I don’t have much to say. I will however, share that this post she wrote makes a lot of sense and will undoubtedly impact future posts of mine.

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337. J5 letting me sleep in until 8:00 AM!!!! (Kinda sad that that’s how I started my last grateful day, though I guess that really explains how to get me grateful…let me sleep!!!) 338. The joy of seeing a 1-year-old completely dig the birthday present we gave him!! (Thanks again for the idea Amy!!) 339.

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In a TW support chat tonight someone said something about hunger that totally hit home. She said, “Hunger brings me to a transparent place before the Lord.” I have been giving myself free rein with my food this week. I have not told myself “no” more than once or twice, and only just because I