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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.

Part of the Epic

I noticed something while reading in the book of Luke: John the Baptist had such an impacting ministry solely focused on the glory of God and Kingdom growth. And then…just like that…he was imprisoned and later beheaded. Why? It seems … Continue reading

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And Then There Was You

Our precious second daughter, Here you are on your sixth birthday. In some ways, six is still such a little girl. And you are such a little girl: you love bright, shiny things; you enjoy dressing up and getting new … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up the Old Year

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever…to Him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.” It’s that time of year when we look ahead and reflect on what’s to come. A new … Continue reading

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The Value of Tradition

Simplifying the holidays is trending these days. My newsfeed is filled with moms talking about how they are de-stressing the season by nixing many familiar traditions. Some are finding alternatives to gifts; others are not mailing out cards; and a … Continue reading

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In But Not Of

I’ve been thinking a lot about this phrase. It’s one thing to apply it to myself; it’s another to apply it to a household. Two key events brought this more recently to my mind: Disney’s defiance against traditional values was … Continue reading

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Lost Literacy

We were recently waiting outside of the doctor’s office; my husband was inside with the two having their wellness visits and I had the other five with me. There were many natural elements to explore and I encouraged the children … Continue reading

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Yesterday

Wasn’t it just yesterday that I met you for the very first time? Wasn’t it just last night that I dressed you in my doll’s pajamas? Wasn’t it just this morning that I peeked into your bassinet and felt such … Continue reading

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A Lantern in her Hand:

A reflection on the novel written by Bess Streeter Aldrich I met a kindred spirit last month. We have nothing in common: she lived in the 1800’s, was a pioneer living in a sod house, helped build a state, lived … Continue reading

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Baby Girl

All week long your siblings have been anticipating your birthday and this morning one of your brothers woke up saying, “Mom! Today Tehillah is one!” This is just one tiny reflection of the adoration that is felt for you by … Continue reading

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Ordinary Miracles

Our family rescued a hummingbird and we were all in awe of its tiny perfection as I held it in my hand. It’s emerald feathers shimmered and it’s little body pulsated with energy. I felt like I was holding a … Continue reading

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