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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.

Mother & Son: The Respect Effect

In this masterpiece of nonfiction, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs introduces a transformative perspective on the mother-son relationship. He sheds light on the challenge mothers have to show their sons (of any age) respect when we are hardwired to love. Mothers assume … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About It (Part 2)

In my previous post I delved into the looming topic of depression and promised to promptly provide a part two. However, the sequel was delayed because shortly after writing my post I plummeted into a difficult time and it has … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About It (Part 1)

I experience depression. There. I’ve said it. It’s not an easy topic to discuss but I believe it is an important one. In my journey towards contentment depression is a significant obstacle and has consumed much of my mental and … Continue reading

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Disconnected to be Reconnected

2020 was one of the first years that I felt nervous about beginning (as if I had a choice). I found it difficult to settle on resolutions because 2019 repeatedly taught me that “man makes his plans but the Lord … Continue reading

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The Family Nobody Wanted

Helen Doss does a superb job of highlighting the adventures and growth of their family in her enthralling narrative. She had always longed for a little family of her own but as time showed that biological children were not a … Continue reading

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The Third Three

Everyone who knows this child agrees that she is not easily intimidated: by adults, peers, boundaries, rules, new flavors, new experiences or unlearned lessons. If there is any challenge to be had, she heads straight for it; given 2 options, … Continue reading

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A Sweetness to the Soul

By Jane Kirkpatrick The first in her Dreamcatcher trilogy, Kirkpatrick authors yet another masterpiece in historical fiction. She brings to life these little known but very strong characters from the past and the reader quickly connects with their journeys of … Continue reading

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