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The World a Canvas, Part 1

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Ever heard the song by the Oh Hellos, “Second Child, Restless Child?” Here are the lyrics so you’ll understand me a little more, or at least this post a bit… See, i was born the second child With a spirit running wild, running free And they saw trouble in my eyes They were quick to […]

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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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A Year in Review

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(Welcome to my first post on my new site, as well as my last post of 2013!  Lots of construction still under way…thanks for your patience!) (Because no family photo could actually have everyone looking in the same direction, and smiling, at once…) In order to move forward in head and heart as the New […]

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It’s Important for you to Know

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It’s important for you to know I don’t always hate myself. It’s important because it is the truth. And “hate” is a big word, one which isn’t truly accurate for how I feel day in and day out.  But for those of you who struggle with the person in the mirror on occasion, you know […]

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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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Where Lies Your Beauty?

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Today, Em and Ry and I were walking through Walmart.  As we stopped to honk the bike horns on the aisle display, parked between youth men’s clothing and the craft aisles, my eyes locked on the new Sport Illustrated swimsuit calendar, displayed right next to the Justin Bieber and Harry Potter posters.  Thankfully, come December […]

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Walking, Part 2

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My mom’s not a huge fan of crowds but she wanted to do this walk.  She didn’t want to stay for the closing ceremonies or anything like that.  She said walking together was her celebration, so that’s just what we did. Three generations, riding the Light Rail at the wee hours…HOW AWESOME DOES MY MOM […]

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Girlfriends, part 3

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And then I met them… Women from coast to coast.  Beautiful women with beautiful stories.  And, by “beautiful” I mean, real, candid, authentic, raw, not watered down, genuine, broken, not shattered, but broken wide open to reveal true heart and true grit.  My kind of real.  No sunshine blowing, yet tons of laughter and joy.  […]

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More On: Girlfriends!

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NOT “Moron Girlfriends!”  Just to clarify… There are many titles I could have gone with concerning this post: “Modern Day Miracle!” “Man Uncovers Ancient Secret!” “Husband Found His Wife’s Sweet Spot…” “Mars Finally Moves to Venus to Form a Planetary Merger” “Jesus Can Come On Back Now…All the Problems in the World are Solved.” Or, […]

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Girlfriends are MANDATORY!

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I just got back from Austin, Texas, where I took part in a girls weekend.  Two friends from college, one from the East Coast, another from the West, dreamed it up and decided to invite their friends from around the country to meet in the middle.  Those friends invited friends, and so on, and so […]