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Film Review – To Joey, With Love

Joey + Rory were an award winning country singing duo who sold hundreds of thousands of albums and also happened to be a husband and wife team. In 2013, a few months before the birth of their first child together, they decided to take a year off from the excitement ...
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Learning To Rest

“If you're tired, you're tired, no matter what. If the life you've crafted for yourself is too heavy, it's too heavy, no matter if the people on either side of you are carrying more or less.” -Shauna Niequist, Present Over Perfect Resting makes me anxious. It sounds counter-intuitive but it's ...
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Kelsey’s Story

In recognition of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I am re-posting this piece I wrote about Kelsey; the beautiful, kind, caring, sweet daughter of a friend of mine who passed away from this horrible disease. Kelsey's family is still working hard to fight childhood cancer. Please read and share ...
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Summer Site Round-Up

Summer is winding down and soon my kids will be back at school. There will be some changes, of course, but it won't be long before we'll all be settled into our new normal. This has been the hottest, driest summer I can ever remember in this part of the ...
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Summer Guest Post Series: “A Stitch In Time” by The Textile Dabbler

This summer I’ve decided to host a guest post series here on bumblebird. Each of my guests have written posts in keeping with the theme of finding meaning in the mundane aspects of life, whether related to practical matters or matters of faith. I love to hear perspective from others ...
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Summer Guest Post Series: “Cultivating A Beautiful Community” by April Janzen

This summer I’ve decided to host a guest post series here on bumblebird. Each of my guests have written posts in keeping with the theme of finding meaning in the mundane aspects of life, whether related to practical matters or matters of faith. I love to hear perspective from others ...
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Summer Guest Post Series: “What If You Don’t Like The Season Of Life You’re In?” by Kathy Forsyth

This summer I've decided to host a guest post series here on bumblebird. Each of my guests have written posts in keeping with the theme of finding meaning in the mundane aspects of life, whether related to practical matters or matters of faith. I love to hear perspective from others ...
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How Justifying My Time Is Killing My Peace Of Mind

I once worked as a temp in an office where my daily activities varied. At the end of each day I had to fill out a time sheet on which I listed the work I'd done and how much time I'd spent on each activity. Makes sense, right? My employer ...
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Book Review – A Mile Wide

The phrase “a mile wide and an inch deep” was first used in 1889 to describe a river in the western United States that was rendered useless for navigation due to of its lack of depth. According to Brandon Hatmaker in his upcoming new book A Mile Wide, the phrase ...
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Happy First Birthday bumblebird!

And so, here we are! It's been one whole year since I started this adventure known as bumblebird. It's amazing to me that only one year ago I was looking ahead to the Fall and wondering where I would be, and really, who I would be, when all three of ...
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Why You’re Qualified To Discuss Theology, Too

“Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the ...
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Why You’re Not As Humble As You Think

If you've ever watched a celebrity awards show I'm sure you've seen it happen; the winner clutches her hefty new prize and, with tears in her eyes, leans into the microphone to announce, “I'm so humbled to be receiving this award!” Right there. That's where she lost me. How can ...
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Why I’m Searching For Meaning This Easter

It's inevitable at Christmastime that you'll hear all about how the Season has become too commercialized. Those who are concerned about celebrating the true meaning of Christmas are at odds with the stress created by the busyness of the season and, of course, the overspending. But I rarely hear similar ...
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What’s Happening Around bumblebird

Bumblebird blog is now about ten months old. Since it's beginning, I've realized there is much more to blogging than just writing. I've learned a lot about things that only a year ago I didn't have the slightest familiarity with; CSS coding, plug-ins, widgets, and hyperlinks, to name a few ...
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