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You Say Potato, I Say…Zulassungsbescheinigung

We get a lot of comments from people about how lucky we are to live where we do, how exotic our lives must be, and one question we get asked all.the.time: What’s it like living in a foreign country??   Let me tell you a story… Today, I needed to run some errands. I needed a winter coat – like, a real winter coat, not the cute little cotton thing I had last winter – and I needed to get some...

The Best Gifts are the Ones We Don’t Ask For

You’re four today. FOUR. You love Star Wars and big trucks, your sisters and the color green – followed closely by blue and orange. You have a laugh that goes for miles, your joy even farther. You bring energy, life, love, mad-crazy-hugs and a new perspective to this family. As I sit and remember this day unfolding four years ago…the waiting, the wondering, the worrying if we were both going to be...

Just Do It?

Wow, friends…..wow. It has been a heckuva year and a half, ain’t it?? When I wrote this post back in February 2013, I had absolutely no idea what the future held for our family. But, basically, that post means this blog has been essentially dormant for the better part of two years. I’ve had my monthly posts over at The Better Mom, and the occasional post here and there, but by and large I have...

Midnight Holy Ground

Mother presents me daily with a myriad of lessons. However, the most common – and most painful – is the daily hourly lesson of just how extremely selfish I truly am. Motherhood confronts every natural comfort, desire and longing. It stands in direct contrast to what comes easily to me – serving myself. However, every now and then by grace alone, I am able to get beyond myself and tread on holy...

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