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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Pregnancy’ Category

Not To My Care – July 14th

Friday, July 14th, 2017

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Lord, it belongs not to my care
Whether I die or live;
To love and serve Thee is my share,
And this Thy grace must give.


Book of Ages

Friday, August 5th, 2016


With all the anguish of naming our sixth daughter I got to thinking a lot about names over the past few months. For me naming a baby is no easy task. Phil says it’s because I have to have the PERFECT one, as if there is such a thing. I don’t look for the perfect name, just the one I perfectly want. I want to like the name I give my child! But I guess that’s a tall order at this point because I really did begin to fear that Josephine would be nameless for the rest of her life.

A while back I read Book of Ages about the life of Jane Franklin, the sister of Benjamin Franklin. They wrote many letters to one another but none of hers survive. What did survive was her handmade “Book of Ages,” where she recorded the births of her 12 children. I liked that idea and thought I’d create my own but including more, the stories of the names we have chosen for our children.

So, for my babies. These are the stories of your names.


Josephine Gloria Hale

Friday, May 27th, 2016


Born 11:14am


7 pounds 5 ounces

20 inches

At The Parsonage – While We Wait

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016


We’ve been weathering the storms and the waiting here at the parsonage. I’ve finally been able to turn my mind to preparing for baby but havn’t done much until the last few days other than think about that and sit around….waiting. Here’s what’s happening while we wait.