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About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.

Mothers Day 2011

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wordpress has been a stinker and the last 2 posts didn’t work. I will give it another try though because the peanut gallery has been throwing things at the blank, dark stage here… let’s see. what’s going on with us? 1. … Continue reading

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my pineapple tidbits

One of the bonuses about living in a town full of environmentally conscious hippies? Is that, in their quest to save the earth, they donate everything to secondhand stores. The fact that the local populace is also known for extreme dedication to … Continue reading

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Caleb’s Short Stories

(he had to write a story this week for his Writing Class in our weekly Co-op. It was to be solely based an a three box comic strip picture they were given. I thought it was pretty clever, for eleven years old!) … Continue reading

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running thoughts, part two.

Have you noticed that what we feel emotionally, often affects us physically? Tension headaches, canker sores and in bad cases (even not-so-bad cases, i.e. my wedding day!) blotchy red hives often accompany my stress. Since running, I have discovered that a heavy heart manifests itself too–as heavy feet! A few … Continue reading

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a cloud for every silver lining

We had a big storm a few weeks ago, and it took out the electricity for most of Sunday afternoon and evening. We didn’t mind though! It meant extra sweatshirts put on for warmth, but it also meant Mom couldn’t cook, … Continue reading

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Lessons while running, part one.

It seems every time I run, I learn something or see some analogy. The road we live on has morphed, that long stretch of asphalt has become almost holy ground to me, for all the times I’ve encountered God on it, now. Is … Continue reading

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