Chasing After Dear carrollton, tx

// Loving God with Your MIND//

Loving God with Your MIND

“We must always keep in view that each of us individually is called to love God with our minds. This means that it is good for us to earnestly attempt interpretation on our own before we read the interpretations of others. And this means we must wait to consult commentaries, study Bibles, podcasts, blogs, and paraphrases for interpretative help until we have taken our best shot at interpreting on…

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Trouble will find me poster – REVEAL

So I’m still not very happy with this but if you saw the previous design, I think you’d agree it’s a VAST improvement.

Trouble will find me poster – REVEAL

So I’m still not very happy with this but if you saw the previous design, I think you’d agree it’s a VAST improvement.

// Remember the Metanarrative - From Women of the Word//

Remember the Metanarrative – From Women of the Word

“Just as the Bible’s metanarrative is one of creation-fall-redemption-restoration, the gardener’s metanarrative is the story of winter, spring, summer, and fall. Every plant and tree in my yard tells its own unique story in flower, fruit, and leaf, but each of those stories points to the bigger story of the passing of the seasons. If I had no understanding of seasons, I might not understand why…

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// August Desktop Background - Leo constellation and Psalm 36:5 {freebies}//

August Desktop Background – Leo constellation and Psalm 36:5 {freebies}

August-Desktop-Calendar-01It’s here! August Calendar desktop background (full-resolution for imac 27″). Click here to download.

“Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.” – Psalm 36:5

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// A letter to Jude on his 4th Birthday//

A letter to Jude on his 4th Birthday

Dearest Judester,

You’re four and I am floored (sorry for the corny, approximate pun). Every year you get bigger, smarter, sweeter, funnier, and dare I say, zanier. That’s what I love about you, though: you’re endless excitement for life… and chocolate cupcakes.

You were so happythis week that it was your birthday and you were…

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// Baby Nubbins//

I love this story by Elna Baker about Baby Nubbins and the doll adoption center. I first heard it in This American Life and have loved Baker’s writing ever since. Enjoy!

“For the first few weeks I rotated from toy to toy so that Chad, the FAO toy demo manager, could analyze my acting strengths before placing me on a specific product. I demonstrated anything from Robo-transformers to plush…

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I’m so blessed to be at the side of this incredible man. I’m always blown away by his love and grace.   #husbandlove #swoon #superblessed

I’m so blessed to be at the side of this incredible man. I’m always blown away by his love and grace. #husbandlove #swoon #superblessed

// A Review of “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson//

A Review of “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson

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I’d like to point out, before I really get going, that usually I’m much too lazy to write a book review for a new favorite read. I’m a reader, after all, and not a writer by nature. In the words of beloved Jeffery Eugenides, “She’d become an English major for the purest and dullest of reasons: because she loved to read” (The Marriage Plot). Of course I wasn’t an English major, but I feel equally…

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July Desktop Background Calendar {Freebies}

I know, I know, it’s late! But here’s the July free desktop calendar! Enjoy! Click here to download it to your computer.

July Desktop Background Calendar {Freebies}

I know, I know, it’s late! But here’s the July free desktop calendar! Enjoy! Click here to download it to your computer.

Happy birthday to one of my favorite little girls alive. @natalietischler — beautiful girl, wonderful party (and you did it all pregnant! Wow!)

Happy birthday to one of my favorite little girls alive. @natalietischler — beautiful girl, wonderful party (and you did it all pregnant! Wow!)

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