twenty-five cents

By Megan Westra / August 19, 2011 /

i blame the baby. i’ve wanted lemon everything since conception. lemonade. lemon yogurt. lemon gelato. lemon starburst. frozen lemonade. lemonade cheesecake??? or maybe it was my yet unrequited desire to run the best lemonade stand in town from when i was a kid. i charged twenty-five cents per glass, but on our lazy one-lane country…

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1000 words

By Megan Westra / August 12, 2011 /

i could tell you i could tell you that we had around 40 kids in our backyard each night for vacation bible school at the beginning of july. i could tell you that there were over 60 different kids that made up those 40 each night. i could tell you we had the best volunteer…

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By Megan Westra / April 6, 2011 /

negative self talk kills me.  “I’m ugly” “I’m worthless” “I’m so stupid, I can’t believe I messed that up again!?” not just me though, according to a recent study a whopping 97% of women have at least one negative thought about themselves  per day – and that’s just about their appearance.   i know i have far more. …

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By Megan Westra / March 23, 2011 /

Meet Amos Gruber.  Puppy of my friend Katie.  He’s living with us this week, and it’s kind of fantastic.   (for those of you not facebook friends with me, I’ve had absolute puppy-fever for about a month now…completely fruitlessly mind you)                The kids on the block are loving having Amos around.  I think this is…

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God doesn't do "quickies"

By Megan Westra / March 22, 2011 /

Picture this:  it’s been a crazy busy week filled with clients at the gym, ministry on the block, more than a few bouts with self-doubt and no doubt several sweet hours of deep fellowship with close friends.  And no time alone with Ben.  Somewhere in the middle of all this, we’ve failed to spend anytime…

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two warm days

By Megan Westra / March 19, 2011 /

it’s been warm enough to leave the house sans coat for two days in a row now, i’m so excited! march maddness is in full swing around the westra household (it’s a basketball kind of deal for those of you who don’t follow). i filled out a bracket predicting who will win the tournament for…

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a follow up to my simplicity soapbox…

By Megan Westra / March 11, 2011 /

you should really check out the story of stuff.  there are videos and blogs on this link, fan-tastic.  and i in no way meant to sound condemning or harsh, i struggle and grapple with what it means to live simply every day. i think the important thing is not so much that we win the…

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to do, to be, and other wonderful friday things

By Megan Westra / March 11, 2011 /

(parenthetical beginning note: i was already having a fantastic day, and then i received a text from my sweet friend courtney telling me she is bringing me back the most incredible coffee beans in the world from atlanta, thus tripling the goodness of today – thanks court!  you can get your own best coffee ever…

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a thursday kind of deal

By Megan Westra / February 24, 2011 /

primary: my dear friend doreen took some lovely and fun shots of me for promo stuff at work.  i was supposed to look all sporty and active.    she’s kind of awesome. you should check her out. next: continuing to whittle down my list of recipes to blog St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake! this one also comes from…

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By Megan Westra / January 26, 2011 /

there’s a stirring in my soul today. i can feel it. monday i was so tired.  i had been working for what seemed like days on end; so i prayed for sabbath.  God answered, and i got sick. rest, of course, ensued. (mind you, not entirely of my own will. rest came about more because our lead pastor banned…

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