Author Archives: tracie

new home! new look! new name!

I’ve got a new home, a new look, and a new name! This announcement has been over three months in the making and I’m excited for the big reveal!! Won’t you hop over and join me at my new place? As of today {11.26.12}, I’ll no longer be posting on this site. If you’re [...]

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gratitude is but a way of seeing {799-947}

If the heights of our joy are measured by the depths of our gratitude, and gratitude is but a way of seeing, a spiritual perspective of smallness might offer a vital way of seeing especially conducive to gratitude. Ann Voskamp, one thousand gifts, page 166 799. putting my writing aside to spend the day with [...]

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god’s beautiful thing …

No one else will ever know the depth of my LOVE for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside. {quote source} This girl amazes and surprises me almost everyday. Honestly, she always has. Some of you may know I’d been homeschooling Taylor the last 2 [...]

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(in)couraged to hope – unglued #6

I can decide now what I want to be known for — words that sum up my life, my impact, my influence, my contribution to this world. What will be my lingering words? Lingering words are words that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy {Philippians 4:8}. Think about such things. Don’t [...]

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lessons from a bounce house

Wynter’s birthday was this past weekend and to help her get “jiggy wit it,” we brought in a 40 foot obstacle-course-bouncy-thingy. Needless to say, the party-goers had a blast! Until the injuries started. The girls weren’t following the natural flow of the obstacle course. They’d sit on top of the slide. They’d attempt to climb [...]

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