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#OrganizeMe: Block It Off

I wanted to share one of my favorite tools for organizing life as a mom: time-blocking. This approach has worked for me in so many stages of life – when I was a new stay-at-home with little kids, when I was homeschooling, and now as a stay-at-home mom with school-aged

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Imagination in a World Where There Are Octobers

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?” -Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery When I was a girl, I adored Anne Shirley. I hadn’t her tragic background nor

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Do you know what time it is?

It’s nearly that time again, y’all. It’s about to be November, and that means NaNoWriMo is upon us! National Novel Writing Month is a really fun, inspiring initiative where folks sign up to attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in the 30 days of November. It’s frantic. It’s beastly.

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I believe in the power of story.

I believe in the power of story. I love once-upon-a-times and remember-whens and me-toos and what-ifs. I believe that writing down, speaking up, typing out all give life and color and meaning to ideas that need to be shared. I love when a turn of phrase or a perfect analogy

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Answered Prayers

Last time I blogged, I wrote: I’m praying for full healing of Susannah’s kidney cyst, or that if it’s still present when we get to nephrology that they’ll decide it’s a simple cyst which needs no intervention. I’m praying for the results of her echocardiogram, that it would show her little

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When Healing Doesn’t Look Like You Expect

We went to Susannah’s MRI. The radiologists who read it determined that she doesn’t have a tethered cord. (The backstory is here, if you missed it.) This is good news, right? It means that she doesn’t need neurosurgery. But it also means that we didn’t get an explanation for all

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Michelle, a white woman with brown hair, faces the camera with a smile. She wears glasses with clear frames and a shirt that says, "Those Goals Look Good On You."

I’m Michelle Nebel.

I write about faith and theology, my family, and organizational tips. Always a planner at heart, I’m also a Bible study teacher and community volunteer. This is where I share a glimpse of my life, and I hope you’ll find the thoughts here encouraging.

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