give me a crowne

By Megan Westra / January 18, 2011 /

i am officially the queen of clumsy. i blog to you for the second time today, this time coming from the lobby computer in the crowne plaza hotel in milwaukee. “why?” you may ask, well dear blog followers let me tell you… i have locked my keys in my running car. true story. our windshield…

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where the children fly

By Megan Westra / January 18, 2011 /

yesterday was full of dreaming, sharing and vision casting with the church staff, nice : )  i like stepping back to imagine where i would like to see my life and ministry a year from now, knowing full well that whatever i dream up will only be a tiny piece (at best) of what actually awaits me this…

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"wondrously show your steadfast love…"

By Megan Westra / January 14, 2011 /

maybe winter in wisconsin isn’t so bad after all… : ) earlier this week i made a ginormous crock-pot full of this awesome vegetable and bean chili from a recipe i found in runners world, its been the perfect meal on the go as a new session of swim lessons has started this week.  And, BONUS, Ben…

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long lost and returned

By Megan Westra / January 12, 2011 /

hiatus – “a break or interruption in the continuity of a work or series…a missing part or gap…a natural fissure or cleft in the bone” ( i believe Webster could add the title of this blog to his definition of hiatus. instead of a running, descript and lively narrative of our life as married people…

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By Megan Westra / September 7, 2010 /

tomorrow ben and i are headed to chicago with the church for the ccda conference ( hopefully (prayerfully) some cool changes are headed our way soon… i realize i’ve been nonexistant in blogosphere for a bit, but that will change too…just not today 🙂 grace and peace, megan

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build and break

By Megan Westra / July 22, 2010 /

we continue to settle in, curtains are up, more boxes are emptied and the house really feels like home. this week is tcc’s first ever backyard Bible club-style vbs…and guess who’s backyard (and dining room…and kitchen…) it’s in!  we’ve had about 12-20 kids come each night, and just as many adults ready to serve them!  the…

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we take root

By Megan Westra / July 14, 2010 /

we are just-shy of the two-week mark as wisconsinites, and we love it!   life is finally starting to feel slightly normal…at least as normal as we would ever wish for it to be. i haven’t had a chance to update at all since we moved, so this could be an extensive or multi-volumed entry. the…

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just burning to move…

By Megan Westra / June 30, 2010 /

yesterday i burned the entire palm of my left hand at work. joy. this new development helps the moving process greatly, as i’m sure you can imagine.  i spent almost all day yesterday either in the ER or doped up on demerol. ugh. pain meds…never, ever again. on  a more positive note though, tomorrow we…

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cardboard and camp

By Megan Westra / June 18, 2010 /

so we’re finally settled – for two weeks at least! ben and i made it back from boston on tuesday after spending a WONDERFUL (emphasis on WONDERFUL) week with his parents and their church family up in massachusetts. we celebrated our return home by packing 34 boxes in two days…impressive?  we think so! our lovely…

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chaotic vortex and blessing beyond measure

By Megan Westra / June 9, 2010 /

“every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows”   –   james 1:17 we are blessed.  every single day, ben and i become more and more convinced that God is not only sovereign over our lives and marriage, but that He…

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