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Thinking about // The storms in life. Whether it be the storms in marriage, in motherhood, in being single, in work, in friendships, in self esteem. The storms come in ebbs and flows. They grip us and shake us up and at times are so incredibly unrelenting. Sometimes I wish it would pass without the wreckage it leaves behind. But it doesn't happen. There is a mess that is made and a mess to clean up. There is debris that leaves scars and tragedy that opens wounds. My only hope is that I keep my eyes focused through the winds, that I shield myself wherever and however I can, that I stay guarded enough to keep myself locked on Him.

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Listening to // I don't know if I've told you this, but I'm a sucker for Audrey Assad. She's amazing and fills my heart with peace. This song tears me open and perfectly illustrates so many parts of my life.

Thankful for // My beautiful daughters who show me unending love. Who show me what it means to be present and aware. Mike and I took the girls to the bookstore yesterday, and we left both of our phones at home. It was weird. (Is that weird that that was so weird?!) And you know what happened? We were forced to look at each other. We were forced to notice nuances and quirks and laugh at the little characteristics that each of the girls have. We were forced into a relationship since we didn't have our phones.

I didn't have my phone to turn to in a lull, I had my husband. I didn't have my phone to distract myself with, I had tickle fights with Siena (3). I didn't have my phone to worry about, I had my family. And really, how does anything come close to that?

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My co-host this week is the lovely Tawnya of All of Life's Little Adventures. We've recently found each other's blogs -- not sure who found whom first, but I kind of fell in love with hers (and her daughter is stinking adorable). There have been a couple posts that I'm really drawn to and have given me amazing food for thought. (And one of them got some crazy feedback on Facebook.) Check it::

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In between tweeting, reading books to my daughters, and [not] burning mac n cheese, I am the Founder + Creative Director of Blessed is She women's ministry + community.