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Obedience

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Have you ever been disobedient? It’s a word we like to throw around with our children, not even throw it around but use it with firm voices and wish for it with all of our hearts. We camouflage it with cooperator, team, make a good choice, blah, blah, blah. We think it’s worse at: toddler age, preschool […]

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What If…We Didn’t Fear Change?

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I wrote this blog post about a month ago…and, well, March 15th is the day after the day after tomorrow. Today a friend posted a motivational word photo which read, “Don’t be Afraid of Change.”  Umm, we are on the precipice of change, like uber, major, big time, anything goes type of change, and I, for […]

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History in Pictures

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Sweetheart!  20 years.  I wrote a “Husband List” before we even met and started dating.  It was 6 pages long.  No pressure, right?!  I think it was the “thing” to do in Christendom way back when, now hidden in a journal somewhere in the basement.   On it were things about integrity, […]

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The "Golden" Years

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Santa Fe was good for me.  I drove down by myself because Jason was there for a week and I couldn’t get away that long.  At the library with a napless Ryan in tow,  I randomly chose Billy Graham’s book on CD, “Nearing Home”, “Heaven is for Real” by Burpo, and some Spanish lessons.  (*We’re […]

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The Tortoise and the Hare

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When I think of turtles, images from Eric Carle’s books come to mind since I have a toddler and these are on my shelves and in my hands most afternoons before nap time. If I said the word “turtle” to my husband, I bet you a zillion dollars visions of pecans covered in caramel covered […]

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INTENTION

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Was it Venezuela?  Maybe Siberia?  It could have been St. Petersburg, Russia. I don’t remember now. All I know is a million years ago when I was in my young 20’s I met a teenager named Alece Ronzino…we met over a mutual love for the mission field.  I think she was a carnivalite because for […]

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Metamorphosis

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Jason’s team at work watched the following short film the other day.  He then forwarded it to me. I cannot stop thinking about it. I showed it to Emily and her best friend, then we explored Nick’s site for a while.  I had shown Em a video clip of Nick’s a couple years ago, but […]

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The Age of Aquarius

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There are people who check their astrology chart or reading every day.  They are seeking insight, direction, wisdom, and encouragement, among a slew of other things… Imagine this:  an intimate consult for the past, present and future, with the One who knows EVERY. SINGLE. THING. EVER. No crystal ball necessary.  Not even the palm of […]

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Blockbuster

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Have you ever sat through a movie trailer that intrigued you enough to want to go see it?  If you answered, “yes,” that’s the point.  It’s meant to draw you in so you can learn the whole story. And then the feature film starts rolling.  The lights are dimmed, you have your goodies in hand, […]

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Trekking Around the World

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Remember this? It’s been a while.  I wouldn’t expect you to, but I sure do.  One night, 5 years ago last November, we had gotten some yummy Chinese take-out and were sitting in Noah’s room at The Children’s Hospital.  As we finished up and started cracking open our fortune cookies, I grabbed one and said, […]