Category Archives: Personal Ponderings

What’s currently on my mind

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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Random and Exceptional

In a 9/11 commemorative speech I watched, a statement was made that will probably become one of those oft-repeated historical quotes: “The terrorists soon discovered that a random group of Americans is an exceptional group of people.” I have repeated … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading…

I enjoy writing book reviews on what I’m reading these days and had planned to write one today. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a finished book for today so instead I’ll give you a glimpse into what I’m currently reading. I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Son!

On the eve of your 7th birthday you snuggled between your Poppa and I to look at your birth book. We reminisced about your arduous birth and the exhilaration of hearing, seeing and holding you for the very first time. … Continue reading

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When COVID Stopped By

Early this month we had an unwelcome guest in our home: the dreaded C-virus. When we realized what was causing the chills and the cold symptoms, our minds had to battle fear and anxiety. It seemed like all we heard … Continue reading

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So Far So Fast

A year ago I had spent the two weeks prior to this day focused inwardly and feeling miserable. I was beyond ready to have my baby in my arms and be rid of all the discomfort that comes with being … Continue reading

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