Happy {belated} Birthday, Peter!

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Journal, The unborn | 7 comments

Happy {belated} Birthday, Peter!

The last year has been one of the most challenging, rewarding, and beautiful years of my life! How quickly my little boy went from 6 lb. 8 oz. to 20 lb. 14.5 oz. And even though I miss holding him as a tiny baby [born July 23], each new stage is so marvelous. I’ve found it extraordinary to see how a human being adjusts to a brand new world outside the

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A small, safe place in a troubling world

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in Featured, Journal | 8 comments

A small, safe place in a troubling world

“Sanctuary… is a word which here means a small, safe place in a troubling world. Like an oasis in a vast desert or an island in a stormy sea” (Lemony Snicket). Back in 2005ish when I first watched Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, I remember the above narration stirring my imagination.

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Pregnancy Resource Center Newsletter

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Design, Featured, The unborn | 0 comments

Pregnancy Resource Center Newsletter

I was honored to again design Portland Pregnancy Resource Center‘s new “ReImaging” newsletter. Check out what they are up to! If you’re interested in supporting Peter (our son) for the upcoming Steps for Life, visit here. PRC provides free, quality resources to women and teens who are facing unplanned pregnancy. This newsletter captures their desire to restore the distorted image of God in the lives of the unborn children, women, fathers, students, and others who have been affected by sexual...

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PRC Newsletter Design

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Design, The unborn | 0 comments

PRC Newsletter Design

I was honored to work with Jim Allison of Thot Communications to design Portland Pregnancy Resource Center‘s January 2014 newsletter. PRC provides free, quality resources to women and teens who are facing unplanned pregnancy. PRC’s new newsletter “Re-Imaging” captures their desire to restore the distorted image of God in the lives of the unborn children, women, fathers, students, and others who have been affected by sexual brokenness. Designing for something I whole-heartedly believe in was such a joy. Check out the...

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Guest Post: Bringing Clarity to the Abortion Issue

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Guest Post, The unborn | 0 comments

Guest Post: Bringing Clarity to the Abortion Issue

Let’s cut to the chase. It is becoming more and more common for those in the Church, in an attempt to show love and compassion, to suggest that issues such as homosexuality and abortion are complicated and require Christians to try and see things from the viewpoint of those directly involved with the

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Waking to reality of abortion

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Featured, Journal, The unborn | 9 comments

Waking to reality of abortion

I recently watched The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Have you seen it? You have to see it. Giving a glimpse of the world through a child’s eyes, the film follows the story of a naive 8-year-old boy who tries to make sense of the world during the Nazi holocaust.
I was so distraught during this entire movie. Sitting on the edge of my seat, I couldn’t help but

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The importance of interest

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Friday Favorites, Journal | 6 comments

The importance of interest

Early in our marriage, I learned how valuable it is to take a genuine interest in Nathan’s passions. For example, my husband has loved hockey since he was a little boy. So now I love it too. I cheer for the Colorado Avalanche alongside him and then cheer for him as he scores goals for the Medium-speed Zombies, his roller hockey team.

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Give thanks; there is no one like Yahweh

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Friday Favorites, Journal | 2 comments

Give thanks; there is no one like Yahweh

Trying to develop more awareness for the simple, daily blessings from God, I began last week to post about those blessings. I shared that oftentimes not seeing the blessings leads to a sense of ungratefulness that turns my heart away from God. That must change. A shift must take place in

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Inspirational messages: helpful or harmful?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Journal | 8 comments

Inspirational messages: helpful or harmful?

The other day, my “little” brother, Caleb, and I were chatting on the phone about the inspirational messages we see everywhere. I see them on tea bags, blogs, bumper stickers, Facebook posts, viral YouTube videos, etc. “Believe in yourself!” “You can do anything you put your mind to!” “Be

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Transforming an ungrateful heart

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Friday Favorites, Journal | 6 comments

Transforming an ungrateful heart

When the blessings in my life go unnoticed, I find that I spend an awful lot of time focusing selfishly – often ungratefully – on myself. So much for loving God and others well! How silly this is! If I just take two seconds to think about what Yahweh God has done for me, how could I be ungrateful? How could I not

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