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View from the Road
Have you ever had one of those nights where you’re laying in bed, the house is quiet, and you’re pretty sure you’re dying? Your head hurts, or you’re having a pain in the general region of your heart, or you have a stomach ache, and every possible malady that could drive a person to the...
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I know sometimes it might seem like I have it all together; I have it all figured out. That is not the case. I share stories of my journey in hopes that my stories may help others walking parallel paths. But I most certainly don’t have life, faith, confidence, kindness or love all figured out....
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It’s been a rough few days in our area with heavy rains causing widespread flooding. Several roads near our house are closed because of standing water and the river nearby is spilling over as it takes on more water receding from nearby towns. So as I sat on our (covered) back porch tonight, watching yet...
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I grew up listening to and reading Bible stories. I sang the songs. I acted them out. I knew the child-friendly lessons by heart. So approaching these stories as an adult is challenging, but every once in a while I have a moment of inspiration and I see something I’ve never seen before. Take, for...
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A few days ago someone asked me, “So when are you due?” I am not pregnant. I would love to be pregnant, but in that moment, the desire to be pregnant and the being mistaken for being pregnant were not so compatible. I suddenly felt incredibly conscious of my weight, what I was wearing, and...
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Love big. Love until it hurts and then love some more. Don’t confuse love with a feeling. Love is a choice. The truest love is sacrifice – time and energy are often required – but dying to self for the sake of love is the greatest gift. So love big. Choose to love. It’ll change...
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Do you remember when you were little and people would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? If you’re anything like me, the answer was usually associated with some career. On any given day I wanted to be a teacher, a waitress, a fairy princess or the next Lois Lane. It...
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The sun is shining through the windows, dinner is done, the kitchen is clean and the house is quiet… except for the mastiff snoring near my feet. All in all, this feels like a nearly perfect moment. But I know that life isn’t full of moments like these. There are days when I would give...
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There is a board in my office that is labeled “Count Your Blessings.” Pieces of twine criss-cross the board and tiny clothespins holding pictures are clipped to the twine. I see it almost every day, but rarely do I ever actually look at it. There’s my favorite picture from my wedding day and images of...
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When we bought our house, I was fortunate to claim the second best bedroom as my office. At the time, we didn’t understand how important that would be but once I started running my own business out of our home, having a nice office was a definite must. It’s a comfortable space that could use...
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