The Powell Blog

The ‘Montana Powells’

We used to close out every card, newsletter and exhortation to visit with “The Montana Powells.” It was part of our identity. It succinctly summed up our lifestyle and way of life. And to boot, we were the only “Powells” living in Montana, at least from my family lineage. For 8 years that was who…

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11 Years & Counting

It’s been 11 years since we said our “I do’s” and they have been the most amazing years. It’s crazy to look back on this time. We’ve traveled, made friends, made babies, laughed and cried together. And now, we are setting out on a new adventure…

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One of the most exciting steps in a pregnancy is when you get to find out the gender of baby! I know that some people like to wait, but that just isn’t my cup of tea. I feel like I need to know to really get down to planning and being prepared. Now I’m not…

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Additional Titles

I work at Skyline Hospital as an IT administrator. I maintain computers, networks, and help out the hospital staff with their digital woes. It’s something I feel I’m good at, but to be honest, it’s not something I’m overly excited about. But a couple times a year, I get to put on my creative hat…

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If you follow either Jess or myself on Instagram, you probably saw that we went on a family trip to Kauai recently. It was a great trip, though it may have highlighted some chapters being turned in our lives. We traveled there with Elijah, Jess’s parents and her sister Krista. It was a nearly full…

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It’s not my job

“It’s not my job!” Have you heard that lately? Said that lately? Well I’ve said both, felt both and possibly encouraged both. Why is that? Is it necessarily even a bad thing? Let’s dive in! Let’s start off with determining the validity of the statement. There are times for the statement, “It’s not my job”…

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Up-ended Routines

This winter, I was on the schedule to serve at our church. The roads were dicey due to some recent snow storms, but I had missed nearly a month of services because of travel, work or bad weather, so I shoveled the driveway, brushed off the car and got our little family on the road.…

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Pregnancy Struggles Update

You all have been following along on my pregnancy journey. I want to thank you for your prayers and investment into thinking about me. Your kind words and support have meant a lot. I decided that it’s time I give you an update on how it has all been going. For those of you that…

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What’s your outlook?

“Where do I go from here?” Have you said that, felt that, ACTED on that? The helplessness builds in your psyche like a consuming fire, devouring what was once good. Perhaps you’re at a dead-end job, struggling to get a business off the ground or trying to get married or have children. The future is mostly, unknown.

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