Author: TulipGirl

Upon Arrival in Kosovo

“I want to ride the train!” says my four year old daughter as she sees an elongated bus pull up outside the airport terminal doors. We are at gate E60 at FRA and I’ve lost track of how many hours since we left Florida, and...

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Fisher’s Catechism

This morning I was working on an article, “What is Reformed and Covenantal Theology?” I wanted to do a quick check on the wording in a question in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and tumbled down a theological...

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Widows and Orphans and Big Brothers

We are reading through James in family worship, and read this the other day: Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from...

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Move Prep Moments

Hubby’s reading up on Kosovo before the move. Me: “What’s the latest?” Him: “Elections coming up soon.” Me: “Not long after we arrive, right?” Him: “About three weeks.”...

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Experience Before Theory

Over the past couple of years, Hubby has started painting gaming models. (Warhammer 40k, for you geeks out there.)   Just in the past few months, he’s been focusing more on the technique and color theory. Picked up a book...

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We were reading in James last night and I was so struck by this. . . “…for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James 1:3 I have four young adult sons and this cut to my heart. My...

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I Have a Soul That Can Never Die

  Pop died last night, about 8 pm. After all of our watching at his bedside for the past nearly two weeks, it still came as a shock. Perhaps it was more of a shock because he was finally sleeping, finally not struggling for...

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Remembering, With Love

Sunday evening my father-in-law entered into his eternal Sabbath rest, just as my mother-in-law prayed that morning. Abide with me: fast falls the eventide: The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide: When other helpers fail, and...

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Hi, I'm Alexandra.
I write to encourage us as we become the people God has created us to be -- especially in the realms of nurturing our children and using our talents right where we are.

Six kids. INFP. Reformed & covenantal. Liberty & justice for all. Speaker. Current project: Helping parents connect with teens.

I started blogging as TulipGirl in 2004. Tech crashes and life derailed the site. The archives are gone, but I'm glad to be back.

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