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Laughter and Love with Lily Claire

I could not remember the name of the seventh dwarf. Neither could Joe. But they did not care. All six of the little eyes that were staring at us from their bunk beds at Emily’s Place were rapt. The bedtime story was Snow White—or as much of it as Joe and I could piece together […]

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The Lord is Leading

Fear was my first recognizable emotion.   I have always said that the first thing you think about when you wake up is where your heart is. This morning before I could even form a thought I felt fear. The reason for it is an embarrassing one—at least it is for a Christian. I was remembering […]

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Growing by Grace

Do you have a favorite word, one that sounds good to your ears every time you hear it? Elizabeth Gilbert does. If you have read her blockbuster best selling novel Eat Pray Love like a gazillion of us did, you know that as Liz went on her journey of healing and self-discovery she worked on […]

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Lily Claire Logo

I have been drawing a little graphic lily flower since before my Lily was born. I was probably 8 years old when I started dreaming about names for my imaginary children. Thank God I did not have them during those first naming fantasy years because they certainly would not have had names like Lily and […]

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Winter Weary and Ready for Sunshine

Dallas is blanketed in the most beautiful of powder this morning and the engine of every day is again set on idle in North Texas. The hush that comes with a snowfall gave a new meaning to “quiet” time this morning. It is a beautiful sight and one we seldom see in North Texas, much […]

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Emily’s Place and their Impact

This week the sweet folks at Emily’s Place posted a shout out on their Facebook page to my daughter, Claire, thanking her for mentoring and tutoring their kids every week. It made this Momma’s heart swell with happiness and, of course, I just had to “share” it on Facebook so more people could smile with […]

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Inspiration from India

The inspiration for Lily Claire was planted long before it became reality. It really began during a mission trip to India in November of 2009 (sometimes the distance between faith and sight takes awhile!). I was introduced to a group of young girls in Chandigarh who had been abandoned, or abused, by the families of […]

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The Lily Claire Story

Lily Claire is 100% a Godthing. It started with a bag that I loved and carried for over a decade. A bag that became my go to bag for every day and for travel. A bag that was so functional and lightweight and classic that I carried it in every season and for every reason. […]

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