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Bad Days

“[E]very career and calling has bad days, and you have to decide if you’re committed to this career and calling enough to endure those bad days.” -Ed Cyzewski, p. 66, “Write Without Crushing Your...

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Easy Pie Dough

Notes from Thanksgiving. . . Easy Pie Dough Recipe | Serious Eats This makes enough for two single-crust pies or one double crust pie. For a slightly more tender crust, replace up to 6 tablespoons of butter with vegetable...

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Cotton Candy Pink Clouds

A3 asked to go to the beach for sunset. So my kid! We couldn’t, but we did watch it from the balcony. I don’t have an ocean view, but my bedroom balcony faces west and makes me happy. We all know I’m not an...

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The Passing Storm 

     Tonight’s sunset… No beautiful colors, but glorious just the same. These grey clouds are the tail end of the storm Erika, which has downgraded to just a tropical depression.  While we mourn the lives lost in the...

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Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.     He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.     He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness     for his name’s sake. Even though...

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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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From the Archives

Hubby's Book Progress

Breaking of Jandaria
Phase:Querying
Due:3 months ago
20%
The Magpie Queen
Phase:Writing
50%
Heir to the Raven
Phase:Editing
Due:2 months ago
20%