Author Archives: caseychappell

Texas dwelling Gulf Coast loving mama of 6 who loves redemption of pasts & changing of futures. ūüíófor the marginalized & pursuit of upside down kingdom

The other night at the dinner table one of the kids said something to the tune of “he be in my class.” in reference to another student we were talking about. I was kind of surprised at my own quickness to correct him and the other adults around the table were just as eager to […]

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“Feel all the things. Feel the hard things. The inexplicable things, the things that make you disavow humanity‚Äôs capacity for redemption. Feel all the maddening paradoxes. Feel overwhelmed, crazy. Feel uncertain. Feel angry. Feel afraid. Feel powerless. Feel frozen. And then FOCUS. Pick up your pen. Pick up your paintbrush. Pick up your damn chin. […]

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April blew through so quickly and might end up being my most favorite month of this whole year. ¬†The weather was simply stunning here in Florida. Abel turned FOUR! And we took a two week road trip to North Carolina. ¬†Dan’s brother got married. We had a wonderful time together as a family. We visited […]

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February 2017: ¬†This month flew by and was very full. We are still loving the incredible weather here in Saint Petersburg and love to grill out and have smores night on the cooler nights. We’ve been reading to the kids after dinner and this month we’ve been reading through The Biggest Story. It’s a beautiful […]

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After learning the kids names in my daughters classrooms the other day I didn’t think much of it except that I was going to have to work hard to remember them much less know how to spell them….except for her one white classmate named Dennis. Then after I shared the post about jimmy kimmel poking […]

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  In the past few years, some have wondered if I’m pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-democrat, anti-baptist, pro-liberalism‚Ķ.. Let me see if I can help clear up a few things. Although for some, this might just muddy the water even more so. Pro-Life: I am pro-life. However, lately, I find myself having more in common with […]

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This year I’m starting to do a end of the month post that features a photo a day for that month. I’m finding that I don’t have a lot of mental energy to do a lot of journaling with words these days. And I wanted to have something that challenged me to shoot everyday. So… […]

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I think many of us are finding ourselves asking… “Okay…I’m waking up to the injustices around me and I’m mad!!! Now what? What do I DO? What is the solution to this madness?” We are wanting to have an outlet for this frustration and anger and angst growing inside of us. It’s so uncomfortable and […]

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What if I started talking about things like…. -Paid maternity leave -extension of medicaid for poor -healthcare and birth control coverage for the poor -Workforce initiatives that allow women to work and care for children -equal housing protections -equal pay for women doing equal work (currently 75 cents on the dollar) – education funding – […]

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This sweetheart, signs of healing of my body, heart & mind, new neon workout socks , Palm tree lined streets¬†¬†(come visit me), end of era documentaries, a vehicle that keeps defying its age (300K baby!) and running¬†, the weekend, date night¬†, babies napping at the same time¬†, having an ice maker in my fridge door, […]

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“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.” – G.K. Chesterton Here’s to letting God mold our souls in areas we thought we were doing […]

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A lot of us will be seeing relatives and church friends and neighbors and their relatives and undoubtedly come in contact with people of all abilities and backgrounds…. So I wanted to share about something that I have learned and have come to really find very helpful in loving people well. When it comes to […]

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The gifts that can be ordered on Amazon I went ahead and put them in a list HERE. 1. ¬†Moleskine Teal¬†Journal ¬†(it’s small but great for notes and easy to take with you) 2. Mac Little Lipstick at Ulta or LOC vibrant color matte Lipstick 3. Mini Glass Jar Candle Moss/Thyme (target)¬† 4. OPI nail […]

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At the end of this month¬†we will be packing up, loading up a Uhaul and heading East! Well… East side of America… but the West side of Florida. We are moving to the Tampa Bay area! We have lived here in DFW area of Texas for over 7 years now and when we look back […]

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Right up until a week or so before Halloween we were all in agreement on what we were going to dress up as… Harry Potter Characters!! THEN THEN my children discovered this world of Pokemon. All it took was one pokemon card given to one of my kids by some well meaning friend at school. […]

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