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Kelly J. Henson

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St. Joseph and the delight of love

Baby smiles are irresistible, especially when you are the object of the little one’s delight. We have a smiling 4-month-old in our home right now. His siblings and parents will do any number of antics to make him grin. But,... Continue Reading →

Motherhood (Part III): The Home–A place of fasting

My kids created a game that they are playing right now. I printed off complicated "adult" coloring pages for them of castles and peacocks, but they chose some limitations for themselves. Every time they want to change colors, they have... Continue Reading →

Motherhood (Part II): What is Self-Care and What is Avoidance?

Disclaimer: This post is not at all meant to discredit mental health struggles or illnesses or to say that depression = laziness. Just to be super clear... If you find yourself frozen in inactivity or mentally unable to accomplish basic... Continue Reading →

Discernment in Ministry

I have a problem. I want to do everything. And I want to do it all 100%. But I cannot do everything. And, even for the things that I do chose to do, I can rarely do them with 100%... Continue Reading →

A Gardenia in Distress

This year, we had a glorious extended spring, but we also had one very late frost that stunted and damaged several of my more delicate shrubs. I adore the scent of gardenias. And there's something alluring and elusive about a... Continue Reading →

Mama Chicken Can’t Get a Break

Mama Blue hatched her first batch of eggs this Spring and five fuzzy youngsters joined our happy flock. But this week, the chicks are officially at that awkward "toddler" chick stage, and let's just say I can truly relate to... Continue Reading →

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