Posts Posts by: "Courtney"

Yesterday we (finally!) had some repair work done on our foundation. With the shifting Texas soil and now-decomposing tree roots under the house, the back of the house has gradually been sinking. So, out came the men with the tools and shovels and goodness knows what else for most of the day. It was…(Read More)

Overflowing Love

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It has been a month of go-go-go for our family, as I’m sure it’s been for yours. Yes, we had Thanksgiving, but truthfully that was the simplest day of the month for us. I mentioned back in September that we were undergoing the licensing process to become foster parents. Well, at…(Read More)

A Few Guarantees

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We trekked a couple hours away to attend my grandfather’s 75th birthday party last weekend. It’s so wonderful to have some guarantees in being a part of this family. For one, there will most definitely always be food there. (Don’t even think about eating beforehand and don’t bother to bring anything…(Read More)

It’s basic: green is go and red is stop. My little backseat drivers managed to grasp that concept before the age of three. And the idea works very well with things such as traffic flow, but on other things in life, not so much. It’s so ingrained into our reasoning that when we…(Read More)

Do you know the feeling where one minute you “have it together” and then one thing after another your world feels turned upside-down? It’s a battle and it feels like one. Psalm 23:5 says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…” We are in a battle, warring…(Read More)

Quirks and Comparisons

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I like to sing…and hum…and randomly harmonize with the radio…pretty much all the time. I grew up with a mom who embarrassed me like crazy, singing at full voice along with the overhead music in the grocery store. And my eight-year-old self was mortified! (So were my six-year-old…(Read More)

Room for One More

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Years ago, Steve and I discussed our shared vision for adoption. I haven’t included this in my bio or posted anything about this subject up until now, I suppose, because this is still an “in the works” heart’s desire. But in the midst of our preparations for our lives to change, I felt…(Read More)

Steve proposed to me on the way up to Mount Evans in Colorado. The setting was breathtaking – surrounded by pine trees, with a touch of snow on the ground, and an amazing panoramic view of snow-capped mountains nearby. We revisited this spot on our recent vacation. The trees were taller and some new campfire…(Read More)

A Well-Spent Life

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You might call me a “time-keeper” if you saw me everyday. I constantly check the clock and make daily use of my planner and wall calendar. For some reason time bears a great weight on me. I hate being late for anything and easily get irritated when someone else arrives after the appointed time…(Read More)

Face-to-Face

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With Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) now past, the next “feast” God set in place is actually a fast, Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. So, a (hopefully) really brief history: The Day of Atonement is first mentioned in Leviticus 23:26-32. Basically what happened was the high priest would take one…(Read More)