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What If…God isn’t Santa Claus?

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When I was in elementary school I went to the mall with my friend and her mom and we ended up in a shoe store where I found the shoes of my 3rd grade dreams. Since I faithfully did my chores around the house, I tucked my hard earned cash into my rainbow velcro wallet and […]

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Year of Jubilee

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They say the 7th year is the year of Jubilee.  A year where debts are cancelled and everyone knows and breathes freedom.  A season of celebration. It’s been 7 years since our son Noah passed away.  God has already shown Jason and me how this year is going to be profound and special, though we […]

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Real Christians Go to Church

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“In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and women centering on the living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome where it became an institution. Next, it moved to Europe, where it became a culture. And finally it moved to America where […]

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More "Lessons from Spain"

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I tell you what…if finding out I was pregnant after a trip to Spain was a way to learn things such as, the sky is the limit, throw caution to the wind, live life to the fullest, OR, say, the opposite, like, be careful, look both ways when crossing the street, always bring an umbrella, […]

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Fear Has No Future

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Jason and I celebrated 20 years of marriage in June, but since January, we’ve been dreaming and planning out the details for a trip to Spain, just the two of us.  We have spent hours and hours looking through books, reading reviews, mapping out our adventures, talking about it on date nights, road trips, in […]

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10 Things I Hate About Me

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I just thought of that title so, either this list will be a piece of cake and I’ll need to make a part 2 and 3, or I will need to make some stuff up. My upper arms. My bent towards inconsistency. How my self-worth is so closely knit with 10 lbs of fat and […]

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Sing Your Heart Out!

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I may get passionate about some things.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that Beyonce has a voice and she uses it.  We need to use the gifts we’ve been given…I just think she and the rest of her posse could have accomplished the goal of singing a few great songs with their clothes on, […]

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A Letter to my Friend…

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…or you, but either way, I wanted to share: Hey friend!  I’m sorry you are wrestling right now, though I’m not, because wrestling w/self and God aren’t the worst things in the world…it means He is there to wrestle with…and that’s good, even when it sucks. God never “comes and goes.”  He is always.  He […]

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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 […]