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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.

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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Reflection

I was chatting with a friend last night about the necessity of putting away the phone for a spell. She and I had both done so in some form this past week and we remarked on what a relief it … Continue reading

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That First Step of Obedience

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. This familiar passage from Proverbs 3 begs to be unpacked and set … Continue reading

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Just Himself

One of the first things I heard the midwife say as she lifted up our newest boy was , “hey Cheeks!” And that hasn’t really changed about our little midget man. He is plump from head to toe and struts … Continue reading

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The Assault on Motherhood (Part 3)

“How were you changed by the process of growing a human being inside of you for 9 to 10 months?” “What was it like to meet that brand new soul for the very first time and to know that person … Continue reading

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The Assault on Motherhood (Part 2)

My first taste of the grueling demands of motherhood came with a puppy. This wasn’t your typical adopt-a-puppy situation. I helped deliver this one at the vet clinic where I worked and since she was an orphan, I took her … Continue reading

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The Assault on Motherhood (Part 1)

Ever since I could toddle and talk, I wanted to be a mommy. I wanted to hold babies even if they were nearly as big as me. I was infatuated with feeding them and changing them and wrapping them up … Continue reading

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My Blogging Schedule

Hi Everyone! I want to thank all of you for subscribing to my blog and faithfully following along. I have made some changes to my blog which include 3 new pages: my Thirty-One shop page, my Thriftshop page, and one … Continue reading

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Lessons From Wildflowers

I have some raggedy wildflower plants in my yard. They are raggedy by no fault of their own, really. I’ve moved them from pots to the ground; they’ve been buffeted by storms, chilled by sudden temperature drops and then shocked … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Sourdough

I was kneading bread dough the other day and a sentence from the recipe kept repeating in my head: “keep kneading, it’s good for you.” Kneading involves pounding, turning over, folding, squeezing, pounding, turning it over again. More flour is … Continue reading

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