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Bents

Bents

Sometime around the first or second grade, my teeth took on a mind of it’s own. Let’s just say, a significant gap began to form in the center of my smile. (The gap was only in its beginner stage in the picture above) My dads advice, “Molé […]

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Seen

Seen

Is it sad that we are surprised when people are nice now?  The waitress, the customer service rep on the phone, the driver who lets you in during traffic – when people are kind, it can feel like the exception rather than the rule. Here was my […]

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Delayed Desires

Delayed Desires

While my family and I were recently on a flight to New York, I was seated next to an older gentleman. As we introduced ourselves, we discussed what was taking us to the Big Apple. I said we were going to visit family and friends. Then, he […]

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Wholehearted Devotion

Wholehearted Devotion

As the pastor’s daughter, I had the honor to play many roles at our church.  Before the congregation would trickle in, our family would set up the pews with the appropriate books, choose the songs for worship, and get the projector ready for Sunday School. At about […]

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Work is Work

When I dropped my son off to his first day at work, it felt a lot like dropping him off to his first day at kindergarten. It was hard. If you are like me, letting go of our children does not come naturally. I do it because […]

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Brushing Up

Brushing Up

How do you feel when someone corrects you?  Really, how do you feel? I’d like to think I’m one of those people that can just take it like a (wo)man and roll with it.  But the fact that I feel myself getting hot and my heart rate […]

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Weary from Waiting?

Weary from Waiting?

Is there a need you have been praying about for a LONG time? Maybe there are days you feel as if you may not receive the answer any day soon. Perhaps all of the waiting is choking any hope you have left. I think that’s what my husband […]

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Dear Graduate

Dear Graduate

Dear Graduate, Congratulations :-). High school is done…and now you are about to enter a really great time of your life.  Talk to the older folks like me and they will tell you…College was some of the best years of our lives.  It was a lot of […]

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Shh!

Shh!

Quick witted. Sarcastic.  Snarky. Smart aleck.  I have been called all of these names and more.  My words seem to get the best of me sometimes, especially when my filter is missing. This trait of mine made my first few years of marriage especially challenging.  It’s not […]

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Ruth-like Moments

Ruth-like Moments

I came across this picture the other day. It brought back a flood of memories. Even though I’m not in the picture, I was there. I was the one taking it….And I remember some of the emotions I was feeling at that time. It might have looked […]

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