Author: TulipGirl

Trusting Our Tongues

Psalm 12(ESV) To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David. Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man. Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with...

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Look What Came in the Mail!

  “The Joy of Relationship Homeschooling” by Karen Campbell! For years I’ve gotten my mommy-encouragement from Karen, who blogs at Thatmom.Com. The “ThatMom” podcasts are great for when...

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Spring Rains

Rain The rain is raining all around, It falls on field and tree, It rains on the umbrellas here, And on the ships at sea. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Lovely Lilacs

Spring in Ukraine is probably my favorite season anywhere. Even though this winter was relatively mild, weather-wise, it was not an easy winter. Our evacuation to Poland seemed like a vacation, even with the uncertainty...

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Христос Воскрес!

Our home church in Kyiv is the English service of Church of the Holy Trinity. We meet in the afternoon, so Easter Sunday morning was free. We had a special breakfast, and then went to visit Babushka Katya, who is a lay nun with...

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Silver and Gold

Make new friends, but keep the old One is silver and the other’s gold. I remember this little ditty from Pixie Scouts, first grade – Adak, Alaska.   I was a Navy Brat.  Not a full-fledged Third-Culture Kid, but with enough...

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The New and the Old

We have been in Kyiv just over a week.  It is an interesting experience to return to a place one once lived, once loved. So much feels familiar, like home.  The mix of old beautiful architecture, post-Soviet utilitarian...

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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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