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Of Words, Work, and Wraps

Another hodgepodge post comin' at ya.  It just fits the flow of life these days to share bits and pieces of what's happening in our nest, but I'm sorry for the lack of dedicated recipe posts. I have made a couple new things recently--these gluten-free black bean (!) brownies were delicious, this classic pot roast turned out perfect for me, and my husband and son loved a Chorizo/black bean rice dish I threw together...but I didn't take pictures of any of them. :)  Oh well.

We had one fleeting day of spring this week during which the kids rediscovered the fun of scooters, sticks, and sidewalk chalk, and now we have a foot of snow again.  Hope is certainly in sight though, and while I'm eagerly waiting for sunshine and outdoor blooms, there have been many things within these walls that have brought joy as well.

Little hands busy at their work...

Beautiful books to read...

Glimpses of God's sovereignty, faithfulness, justice, and mercy in the His Word...

Encouraging truths and wonderful promises (I don't read this devotional every day, so I'm ignoring the dates and supplementing my Bible reading with it when I can, it's good!)...

Pops of color on my kitchen table...

And the fun and challenge of learning how to back wrap well in my woven wraps (this is a Double Hammock), with plenty of sweet, sleepy baby snuggles as I go about my day.  The gentle rise and fall of this dear little one's breathing as she naps contentedly, the happy wiggling of her feet, squeals and giggles as she waves to big bro and sis from her perch, even the little tugs at my hair...I treasure these things.  Babies don't keep and these days are precious. 

I have really, really been enjoying listening to Matthew Smith as I work at the computer.  Hoping to buy a few of his albums in the near future. 

Also wanted to mention a resource we've been grateful for, a weekly Bible reading plan David Murray has written for children.  My 7 year old daughter has been using this to guide her daily Bible reading, and I'm pleased that the questions seem to really help her "get it." 


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