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Life & Faith
We all long to be a part of something. Even the most introverted among us longs to be wanted and accepted, even if only from a distance. So those moments when we witness, or better yet, participate in true community are precious. Today I was blessed to witness community at its best, not once, not...
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Sometimes all it takes is a small favor to remind you that you’re not forgotten. Maybe it’s a bouquet of dandelions or a free ice cream cone. Maybe it’s an unexpected letter of encouragement in the mail or finding $5 in the pocket of a pair of jeans you haven’t worn in months. For me...
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Have you ever had one of those nights where you just need someone to wrap you in their arms and hold you as the tears run hot down your cheeks? Have you spent a day smiling through the uncertainty and the fear and the pain? Have you watched other people rejoicing in the blessings you’ve...
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Some days creativity comes easy, some days, not so much. I never received formal training in my profession, so there are times when I take on a job and feel like I’m in way over my head. When you’re self taught, most of the time you only learn new techniques when you have to use...
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I was scrolling through Facebook tonight, not expecting much but the usual pointless quizzes and general updates about friend’s food choices or the latest adventures of their kids. To be honest, I just wanted a little mindless surfing after a few pretty rough days. I didn’t expect to be stopped in my tracks by a...
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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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