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Kathy Schumann
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A funky pancreas, squeaky joints, and growing faith
A heavy yellow stream plunges through the needle into Peyton's stomach. "That was easy," he says. And in seconds he is off and running again. The fluid - methotrexate - is flowing through his veins and, in theory, squashing his overactive immune system, whi...

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Let's start spreading some insanity
Yesterday at around 4:15 pm, the last of the wispy clouds scudded across the sky, revealing a blue landscape and a bright sun. Kids poured out of their houses. I abandoned dinner plans for "let's just see how long we stay out here." And, of course, we put u...

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From cornstalks to cinder blocks: A week in Guatemala
I like my creature comforts. When I watch TV, it's on a comfy, reclining sofa. I cuddle under a blanket that smells of Tide, and sip a drink from the cupholder on the couch. I surf through any number of channels and often settle on the ones that show me how...

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Go get 'em, kids
Oh kids, You are off to another adventure. Lucky you. Your world is getting bigger by the minute. After this summer, you know more people, more places, more experiences. You've met heartbreak and heart-joy. You are getting stretched in ways that will mold y...

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Life in pictures: What we're learning
I waver between playing photographer and forgetting to take photos altogether. Lately, I've been forgetting. I hope it's because I'm attempting to live more in the moment than trying to capture them.  Still, I love how pictures can capture precisely how we ...

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Being uncomfortable - where it's at
So I've been thinking. I've read a great many blog posts in the past two weeks that have the "new year - new you" flair. Many are great posts where the authors have vowed to be more accepting of themselves, to believe that enough is truly enough. They are s...

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Celebrating a year in moments
The merriest of all holidays is here, and I'm feeling pretty darn reflective. We've started the Christmas cards, Scott is working on his annual letter, and I've been thinking about how big this year was. It was both intimidating and exhilarating. God threw ...

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All peanut butter'ed out
I made my umpteenth peanut butter and jelly sandwich this morning. I have no idea how much umpteenth actually is, but in this case it means thousands upon thousands. Given how long my kids have been on this earth and of the PB&J-eating age, it's got to be a...

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STATE CHAMPIONS!
So I guess I left you hanging with that last post. Unless we know each other well - in which case this is all you have heard about! The Waterloo Pirates are the State Division 3 Champions! Listen, I don't think I could really summarize last weekend and do i...
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