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Monday Morning Coffee and Chat 12/2/19 – The Jesse Tree Advent

Today I’m talking about our family’s tradition of doing the Jesse Tree Advent. If you would like to purchase the book I was talking about, you can find it here: https://amzn.to/2RbrKUx Continue reading

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Nurses Are The Rockstars

During the next two weeks, we only ever talked to nurses in the NICU. We never saw the doctor. He never talked to us. He was present in the NICU, but wouldn’t come around when the parents were in the rooms. I thought that was very funny. But, we talked to the nurses all the time. My stoicness had returned, and I got to know the nurses caring for our little 3-pounder as if sitting next to them in a coffee shop. I wasn’t the panicked mom who needed reassurance. I was the calm mom who needed information as plainly as possible so that I could process it. They got that. They never condescended to me.  They ever made me feel like I should be something or some way that I wasn’t. They just loved on Scott like nothing you’ve ever seen. Continue reading

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Monday Morning Coffee and Chat 4/8/19 – Intimacy and Passion in Writing

Hello! Welcome to Monday morning coffee and chat! Today I’m answering the question, “You include a lot of passion in your books, how do you find the balance between passion, intimacy, and crossing the line in your writing?” Continue reading

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Daniel Fast Menu Week 3

The Daniel Fast is explained in detail in this post. Basically, it’s vegan extreme — only fruits and vegetables to eat, only water to drink. We consider whole grains allowable, which is why I’m serving brown rice and homemade crackers, oatmeal, and muesli. Our family also fasts from leavened bread while doing a Daniel Fast.

With this kind of diet and fasting, it’s important to menu plan. Here is my plan for week three: Continue reading

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Daniel Fast Menu Week 2

The Daniel Fast is explained in detail in this post. Basically, it’s vegan extreme — only fruits and vegetables to eat, only water to drink. We consider whole grains allowable, which is why I’m serving brown rice and homemade crackers, oatmeal, and muesli. Our family also fasts from leavened bread while doing a Daniel Fast.

With this kind of diet and fasting, it’s important to menu plan. Here is my plan for week two: Continue reading

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Daniel Fast Menu Week One

The Daniel Fast is explained in detail in this post. Basically, it’s vegan extreme — only fruits and vegetables to eat, only water to drink. We consider whole grains allowable, which is why I’m serving brown rice and homemade crackers, oatmeal, and muesli. Our family also fasts from leavened bread while doing a Daniel Fast.

With this kind of diet and fasting, it’s important to menu plan. Here is my plan for week one: Continue reading

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