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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.

The Peace Which Surpasses

Everything was chaos. There was nothing peaceful about it. My emotions were swirling; tempers were flaring; there was mess in each room. It was not what I had envisioned for the first day of Advent. I wanted the Rockwell musical … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading in November

I like updating my readers on what books I have my nose in each month. Each book feels like a portal and takes my thoughts in many directions. What I read truly influences my thinking. So here is where my … Continue reading

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I Pledge Allegiance

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.” Each school day we begin our lessons with a recitation … Continue reading

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The Best Things

I’ve been thinking about all of the things that make a day richer and am surprised by how difficult they are to accomplish! Things like: Belly laughing Dancing with the music Baking cookies Standing still outside and listening Painting with … Continue reading

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A Closer Gaze

It’s wonderful having a newborn around again. We have had a newborn in the house every year for the past 7 years and it never gets old. Newborns have traits that are unique to their stage of human development and … Continue reading

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Just Who You Are

There are days when I think to myself, “I would like to be more like Quinley.” It’s usually after you have, yet again, cheerfully shown initiative to serve a family member or patiently helped your younger brothers in some way … Continue reading

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If We Didn’t Have Jesus…

As much as I like to portray an idyllic life through my photos and posts, we live real life over here. Often it’s a happy chaos but not always. And yesterday was one of those exceptions. This is my first … Continue reading

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Grace in Those Moments

“For when we judge the actions of others solely by their effects upon ourselves, we frequently have a false or incomplete understanding of the circumstances.” During my postpartum convalescence, I am soaking in many good words and ideas from various … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Births

Just under 5 years ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. It was my first birth sans epidural and I was stunned by the force and pain that came with transition and delivery. When I cried out to … Continue reading

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In the Darkness, God Spoke

“You must be in need to witness my provision. You must be weighed down with sorrow to feel my comfort. You must be in darkness to see my light. You must be in the storm to cling to Me as … Continue reading

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