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30 by 30

Yesterday was my 28th birthday which means it is time to update my 30X30 list. Frankly, when I made this list several years ago I was very different and some of the things I was hoping to accomplish at that time in my life are different than what I would put on a list today. Some have become more … Continue reading

Feliz Navidad

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Feel free to join in if you need some blog inspiration! Thank you, Stephanie. 1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? For Christmas, I like to use paper, ribbon, tags, accessories…the whole bit! 2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial. Pre-lit is the only way to … Continue reading

Picture Memories

This evening I was hunting for a certain picture of my mom that I wanted to frame. Well, any time I pull out old pictures I end up sitting for way longer than I ever intend; here are some I found…


For a myriad of reasons, it has been a while since I have posted. There’s nothing much to update, but I will share a few quick hits… Jason and I attended an adoption conference at Irving Bible Church. It only served to spur us further toward adoption and we are still headed in that direction; … Continue reading


Things I have read today that caught my attention… “If you don’t vote, you are giving up a privilege people die to make possible.”  -Rick Warren “I would say that as an ardent practicing Catholic this is an issue [when life begins] that I have studied for a long time, and what I know is over the … Continue reading

Turning Point

I was first introduced to John Piper at One Day 2000, a massive gathering of college students (although I was a high school senior) outside Memphis, TN. It was an incredible experience…one that I cannot even describe very well. You are in the middle of a huge farm with thousands of students. You have been … Continue reading


On Saturday we celebrated Jason’s 31st birthday with lunch at Mastergrill. If you like meat, you should go there, they have a lot of it. Personally, I was actually a little disappointed with the food. This restaurant had been hyped up big time by friends so I probably went in with my hopes too high, … Continue reading

Autumn Update

For the friends & family stopping by who I don’t get to catch up with very often, I am posting an update on what’s been going on a the Kearney house. First, I am well into my second year teaching art a local private school and am enjoying it very much. The atmosphere is encouraging … Continue reading

You can’t take it back

A wise person once said that spouting out hurtful words is like squeezing out a whole tube of toothpaste. Just as you can’t take the words back, you can never really get the toothpaste back in the tube. I was painfully reminded of this analogy yesterday as I tried to repair damage I had done with my … Continue reading