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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.

A Mother’s Day Reflection

Recently I was thinking about all the things I’ve done in the past and all the things I would like to do in the future. I asked my husband if all of my accomplishments really mattered after all. Were they … Continue reading

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Irena Sendler: Mother to the Children of the Holocaust

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The Cross and Corona

During this season of being still, being advised to stay home and learning what is essential, I’ve wondered where the Cross comes into the picture. I’ve pondered what the best approach is: faith or preparedness; concern or nonchalance; soul-searching, finger-pointing, … Continue reading

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Books that Shaped Me (part 3)

And now here I am: married with 5 young children, homeschooling and seeking to make our home a place that welcomes the presence of Jesus. There is never enough time in the day to read all I want, write all … Continue reading

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Books that Shaped Me (Part 2)

I did a vast amount of reading in my college years between class work, assignments, and personal reading. I found I gravitated towards fiction as a way to relax and recharge. My social life was limited in those busy years … Continue reading

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I Know A Little Fellow

I know a little fellow who has the best belly chuckles and most subtle of grins. He adores long hugs and rushes into them head first when he is upset. I know a little fellow who runs with shoulders back … Continue reading

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Books That Shaped Me (Part 1)

Books and writing are partners in value to me. When asked how I prefer to spend moments all to myself I can rarely choose between reading a book or writing in some form or fashion. And when it comes to … Continue reading

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Thoughts After my Birthday

How is it possible for a single day to carry such definition? Perhaps for some of my readership your birthdays are just another day; for me they are a time of reflection and evaluation. Though there are few specific birthdays … Continue reading

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The Yoke

This yoke of life is heavy, The burden presses down. In every step I’m weary, Tears my only sound. Marriages in crisis, Babies ill too young. Familiar disappearing, Farewells remain too long. The needs outweigh my energy, Time slips through … Continue reading

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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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