With teacups and hello kitty bags surrounding my feet--with excited littles who keep spotting crawfish--with butterflies flitting all around--and crickets singing their songs of freedom.  I find the ultimate peace. From dawn to dusk my days are full throttle (join the club, right?).  And most days I never once slow down to actually hear the crickets, or enjoy the fresh aroma after a good rainstorm.  But I try.  I try more now than ever as I have decided to live my life more intentionally.  More on purpose.  More conscious.  And my reward has been more contentment with every action.  I’m growing as I embrace my own imperfections.  I'm growing as I limit technology.  And I’m growing as I learn to accept help. (gasp!) I am driven.  I am stubborn.  And I am in LOVE with Jesus.  Probably now, at age 36, than ever in my life.  I find Him in my mountain ...

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