A Big Change on the Horizon

Last year when I went to Storyline Conference last year (and I highly recommend it) Don Miller suggested that we think of our life story like a movie storyboard.  Thinking that way has radically changed my perspective on where we’ve been and where we hope to be in the future. It can be easy to […]

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Moving Forward (Even When the Past Calls)

A phone call from the school V was going to attend in OKC, inquiring about her enrollment for next school year. Photos of our old house and its curb appeal-loving updates, under its new owners. Calls and texts from best friends expressing how much they miss us (and we miss them!) These little moments, when […]

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Why We’re Not Buying a House (right now)

One of the most common questions we’ve gotten since moving to Indiana is whether or not we are going to rent or buy. The second most common question concerns where we work and what we do. These are such normal questions but every time I’m asked, I simply do not know how to respond. Sometimes […]

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We Sold Our House!

It finally happened: we got a good offer on our house and signed a contract. We close May 29th, and we couldn’t be more elated. Last year we began talking about this big change we hoped to make, and it is actually happening according to our plan. Kirk applied for a travel position opening at […]

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House Selling (im)Patience | A Streamlined Life Update

We listed our house a little over three weeks ago. In that time, two friends of mine have also listed and SOLD their houses. We have had lots of showings, a great open house, and several people who said they were “about to make an offer.” Truthfully, I’ve been putting off writing this update because […]

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The Other Side of Change

So often bloggers portray their lives as one exciting high, riding the sea of change. It can make you wonder if they are just extraordinary individuals who are immune to poor outcomes or if they hide the worries, doubts, and sadness. If you’ve read any of my writings at all, you might have sensed that […]

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Matters of My Heart

For some reason, my recent development of heart issues has been hard for me to commit to writing. Perhaps immortalizing it in words makes it feel real. Too real. But I cannot talk about changing my live, moving, or anything else without acknowledging one of the major motivators. A few days shy of Thanksgiving this […]

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How to Let Children Simply Be

Is parenting a battle of wills and a matter of training? Or can we learn from our children, be childlike ourselves, and understand the complexity of their little hearts and minds? I try hard to fall in the latter category, although it’s difficult. Every day, I wake up with a cup or two of french-pressed […]

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