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About wordvessel

Aloha! This blog is a window into the active mind of a wife, mother, woman and individual. I may be busy every moment of every day, but I still have time to think. Many seasons have blossomed and faded within my life, and this blog has endured through all of them. It is safe to say that my writing has matured because of them. I hope that you will be inspired to think in fresh ways as you read my writing. To Jesus be all the glory.

Random and Exceptional

In a 9/11 commemorative speech I watched, a statement was made that will probably become one of those oft-repeated historical quotes: “The terrorists soon discovered that a random group of Americans is an exceptional group of people.” I have repeated … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading…

I enjoy writing book reviews on what I’m reading these days and had planned to write one today. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a finished book for today so instead I’ll give you a glimpse into what I’m currently reading. I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Son!

On the eve of your 7th birthday you snuggled between your Poppa and I to look at your birth book. We reminisced about your arduous birth and the exhilaration of hearing, seeing and holding you for the very first time. … Continue reading

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When COVID Stopped By

Early this month we had an unwelcome guest in our home: the dreaded C-virus. When we realized what was causing the chills and the cold symptoms, our minds had to battle fear and anxiety. It seemed like all we heard … Continue reading

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So Far So Fast

A year ago I had spent the two weeks prior to this day focused inwardly and feeling miserable. I was beyond ready to have my baby in my arms and be rid of all the discomfort that comes with being … Continue reading

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Is It Selfish of Me…

To not want to miss even the smallest of milestones my children make? To want to be the one they need to have see all of their new accomplishments and discoveries? To want to be a part of everything they … Continue reading

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Thank You Vanessa

A few years back an unmarried brother in Christ blogged about the importance of people in different seasons of life sharing their lives with one another. He shared about how he enjoyed time in the homes of families just as … Continue reading

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In the Midst of the Fray

For some reason, this resonated with me: “…and they withdrew by themselves…but the crowds learned about it and followed…” This is at the beginning of Luke’s account of the feeding of the five thousand. The apostles were eager to tell … Continue reading

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Looking for God

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” ~Hebrews 11:1-2 We live in a world where the apparently impossible has become possible. … Continue reading

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Is it ok to be Happy?

“Well of course it is!” you might be saying incredulously. “What kind of a question is that?” It’s an honest one. I know that there are reams of Bible verses about joy and rejoicing; some of them are even commands. … Continue reading

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