Heather Sanders

Living, Loving and Learning – Wrapped In God's Grace

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October 2014

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I know WHO goes before me…

Posted in: Faith, Faithsizing

I know WHO goes before me.

Four weeks. We have lived in the lake house for four weeks, and daily we choose to drink in the beauty around us.

Thursday evening on our way home, as we crossed the dam on the west side of the lake, Kenny interrupted the flow of conversation when he caught a glimpse of the moon. Jeff stopped the truck, rolled down the windows, and we all stared in awe at the brilliant white orb hanging in the sky, cutting its reflective path across the pitch black ripples moving across the lake.

It was glorious, and we get to live here–for however long or short the Lord allows.

We are confident the Lord led us here, but recent unexpected news from two different mortgage lenders has made us question “why” He did if there is a chance we might not get to stay.

Right now, everything is up in the air. We’ve sold our home. We’ve sold, tossed and donated an incredible amount of furniture and belongings to fit here. We’ve painted ceiling to baseboards and purchased light fixtures, fans and many other small things–all in an attempt to make the lake house ours. We did all this without an inkling of what was around the corner.

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Tuesday

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September 2014

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Monday

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September 2014

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Saturday

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August 2014

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Thursday

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August 2014

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Saturday

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August 2014

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The Lay of the land…umm…house.

Posted in: Faith, Faithsizing

The lay of the land...umm...house.

I am not OCD, but some may challenge that fact after revealing my graph paper lake house and furniture layout. Let me assure you, however, that my level of preparedness is from experience, not compulsion. This move is the 18th one I’ve made with Jeff in 19 1/2 years of marriage; if I didn’t have …

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Thursday

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August 2014

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A date with my mate.

Posted in: Everything Else, Love and Marriage

A date with my mate.

Today was a busy day. It did not go as planned; in fact, several things went awry.

Early this morning, Meredith and I managed to get away from the orthodontist without a colored band on her left front tooth. Yes, it was obvious. No, we aren’t sure how we missed it. No, she didn’t eat, …

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Sunday

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August 2014

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Thursday

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August 2014

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Wednesday

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August 2014

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A lot can happen in 4 days!

Posted in: Faith, Faithsizing

A lot can happen in 4 days.

Our cup runneth over, people! Our house was listed on Friday night around 6:00 pm and we accepted an offer yesterday (Tuesday) at 6:00 pm. That is FOUR DAYS; what a blessing!

If all goes as expected, we will close in four weeks, which means as soon as the buyer’s 10-day option period is …

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Saturday

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August 2014

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Tuesday

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July 2014

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Let the journey begin.

Posted in: Faith, Faithsizing

Let the journey begin.

We are not a family with much clutter. It isn’t that we’re always spic and span–that’s just for photos. We probably have less clutter than most families, not because we’re unnaturally neat; it’s primarily because clutter is a visual stressor for me.

Are there unmade beds? Lately, more often than not.

Are there dishes in …

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Thursday

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July 2014

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We are faithsizing.

Posted in: Faith, Faithsizing

We are faithsizing.

In my last post, I wrote that changes are coming, and at the time, we were not entirely sure what it would entail; now we do.

We are listing our home–the home we love and have enjoyed personalizing for the past five years–and when it sells, we will make our move.

Not out of …

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Monday

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July 2014

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EmBRACE

Posted in: Faith, Faithsizing

EmBRACE

I see beauty in routine, in structure, and because of that I tend to develop and maintain patterns throughout my day. It’s comfortable. It’s safe. It’s soothing to my soul.

Every morning I follow the same process of rising and moving into a new day. When I shower, I do specific things in a specific …

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Wednesday

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July 2014

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Tuesday

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June 2014

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Saturday

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June 2014

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Saturday

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June 2014

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Parenting

Posted in: Everything Else, Kids and Parenting

Parenting

It is pretty heady to title a blog post “parenting” and then proceed to write as if I have any clue. Now, I’m on the second sentence, and I am baffled by my absolute and total inability to comprehend the heights and depths of raising human beings.

Why?

Because, I’m still raising myself. I still …

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June 2014

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Friday

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May 2014

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May 2014

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Friday

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May 2014

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Wednesday

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April 2014

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April 2014

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