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Story

Story. . I took a trip to the edge of creation. It was a journey orchestrated by The Lord. A last minute trip to OBX for a Writers retreat in November 2018. Shine Retreat was hosted by my friend Jen (follow her at @jenreyneri.).  It was the most unexpected experience

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Generational Blessings

Nana loves Ira. This was a precious moment.I am thankful our phones have quick camera access! Capturing this sweet hug means so much to me for many reasons. He’s two-and a half years old now. Ira loves to chat and read books – and take surprise gifts to people! I

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Fall

Fall . . Playing Dominoes with my Papa Hassey was one of my favorite things to do. I was probably about 6 or 7 years old in a memory I have. I was not supposed to have my “seat” off the seat of the chair. And I’m sure my Nana

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Type

Type. . My home was not like everyone else’s. It wasn’t the type I imagined it would be. . Some days felt a little black & white. Not only colorless, bland, and dull – but also stark and clear cut. I spent 16 years as solo mom. After all these

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Becoming

Becoming. Becoming his has been an incredible journey! The more time we spend together, the more we become one. Apparently the whole “two become one” thing doesn’t happen at the “I do” part of the ceremony. Who knew? I am so thankful for my Godly husband! I’m most thankful he’s

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Abide

Pasture Experience Podcast

Being behind the scenes allows me to share not only what I’ve produced in the studio, but also allows me to highlight what someone else’s heart has been blooming about! I recently produced this podcast in the Nashville area for a sweet friend who loves wildflowers.  Have you met her?

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Trade Stress & Anxiety for Peace & Purpose

I am so excited to help launch THIS BOOK!   Rebekah Lyons has written a book about a pretty awesome swap, if you ask me – stress and anxiety swapped for peace and purpose. Yeah! Sign me UP!   I wouldn’t say I “suffer” from anxiety. Nor, do I live

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Calling All Writers

I have been waiting to share what’s been going on with me this Summer. It’s been quite the road trip, literally and figuratively!  My Lovey and I have been to and from Tennessee once and have another jaunt on the calendar just before Fall begins. We’ve experienced a beautiful personal

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Mama Needs Coffee & THIS BOOK!

I just finished reading More for Mom, Living Your Whole and Holy Life, by Kristin Funston. In case you’re not familiar with the book, here’s the super short nugget about it: RESET YOUR SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH WITH THESE STEPS More for Mom will encourage women to stop believing the lie that

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He Leads Me

Refreshment. The 23rd Psalm. Maybe you’ve seen an image when you’ve read this part of the passage. Picture this: Still, quiet waters – maybe a stream or two of light slipping through the leaves and branches of the trees lining a brook – that’s what I have seen. Recently, as

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