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Month: July 2014

What Makes You Beautiful

What Makes You Beautiful

Recently I’ve heard several conversations about beauty and what makes someone beautiful. As a people-watcher, I love to see the interactions and hear what people have to say about beauty. So often, though, there are the negative responses that we all know too well – and […]

All is Peace

All is Peace

It’s an unseasonably cool July evening when we can have the windows and doors wide open and let the soft breeze flow through the house. Outside I can hear the crickets, sometimes a bull frog down by the creek, occasionally a few other wild animals. […]

Protect the Quarterback

Protect the Quarterback

My dad has a way with stories – he’s able to take words and paint a picture with them, to help someone remember the important facts just a little better. He’s done this with Bible stories, family stories, humorous situations, and even life lessons. Recently, […]

A Box of Darkness

A Box of Darkness

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” -Mary Oliver   Marking time. We do this on birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, days that are special for some reason or another. Many […]

I Want To Tell You

I Want To Tell You

I want to tell you about my day – how it started out pretty tough and I knew the first few hours would be hard, but I was ready. And then it got worse – we haven’t had a meltdown around here for a while, […]

A New “First”

A New “First”

We have a lot of “firsts” in life, don’t we? First breath, first steps, first school, first job, first home of our own, first child, first blog post…the list is different for each of us. Last night I had a new “first” – first time […]

Serving Notice

Serving Notice

Did you ever want to serve notice – maybe at a job, in a relationship, or in a particularly tough situation from which you’d like to check out? I know I have – especially recently. And so, right now, today, I’m doing just that – […]

For When We Need to Remember Our Foundation

For When We Need to Remember Our Foundation

Recently, I shared about sitting in the sand, giving up on trying to fight the ongoing battle that comes with the stress of life. (The rest of this post will make a little more sense if you start by reading “And So I Sat.” Go […]

And So I Sat

And So I Sat

Life often seems to be an uphill journey, doesn’t it? Seems we get almost where we need to be and then life comes and trips us up again. You know how that feels, too, I’m sure. And when life happens and the trip-ups seem to […]