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December 11, 2022

Young Fella

I was drawing this during church thinking it was pretty random. When I was done though, my daughter said, “hey, that looks like Pastor Brent, if he had a big nose”. It’s not what I was going for, but in hindsight, there’s definitely some resemblance. 🤣

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November 23, 2022

Black Friday

Does it strike you as strange that Black Friday is the day following our day of thanks? It’s almost like someone doesn’t want us to let our thoughts dwell on how good thing are currently. They would have us turn our minds to all the things we want instead. Black indeed. May this Thanksgiving paleContinue reading "Black Friday"

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Drawing of guy looking up

October 20, 2022

Guy Looking Up

This guy seemed like an excitable fellow that should stand at the bottom of a page looking up at some exciting text perhaps.

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Windmill in black and white

October 3, 2022


I know. It’s not really a word. I’ve combined farmstead and steady to make an amazing new word. farmsteady: like a farm-themed amusement park that you go to so consistently that it adds stability to your life, ie. steadiness That may be overstating things a little. However, I love taking the kids out to theContinue reading "Farmsteady"

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Bench Lake

June 17, 2022

Bench Lakes

Dean and I tried to go backpacking on the last weekend of May. Alas, neither of us really wanted to pitch our tents in the snow. Or camp when the low temperatures were projected to be around 20° F. June proved to be a much better time for a backpacking trip. There was still someContinue reading "Bench Lakes"

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April 8, 2022

Carpe Diem?

I have loved the term, Carpe Diem. To me, it has embodied the idea that each day should be put to good use. To not let any day go to waste. I also love John Mark Comer. His preaching, speaking, and writing is refreshment to my wisdom-seeking soul. So as I read The Ruthless EliminationContinue reading "Carpe Diem?"

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November 29, 2021

Like A Tree

I’ve done a bit of raking up leaves this fall. Like, a TON of leaves. So. Many. Leaves. Anyway, as I meditatively rake and think deep thoughts, that’s sometimes when God gives me direction or inspiration. This week, as I noticed the small branches that had fallen to the ground, I asked myself… If IContinue reading "Like A Tree"

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October 10, 2021

Fall Break

The kids had this week off of school, so I took some time off too. We’ve been looking for an opportunity to visit our friends in Coeur D’ Alene for a while and this was an excellent chance to do just that. We rented a great little cabin at Camp Coeur D’ Alene called Oakenshield’sContinue reading "Fall Break"

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September 8, 2021

Cucumber Salad

I’m not entirely certain what to call this dish. It seems to align pretty well with what you’ll find if you search for Cucumber Salad or Pickled Cucumber Salad… but those names seem to be a little too grand for what actually just amounts to cucumbers and onions in vinegar water. However, this is oneContinue reading "Cucumber Salad"

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