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Get Your Party Started

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On October 11, 2014, my Dad, sisters and I threw a party we should have thrown years prior, but under different circumstances. Life gets busy. We have jobs and spouses and kids and appointments and things to do and budgets and we get tired and the thought of traveling with niños in tow is less […]

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Friendship: Close Up

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I’m thankful to be married to my best friend in the whole wide world. At the same time, Jason doesn’t fill the girlfriend spot in my heart that some pretty amazing women do, and this post is about them. When we arrived in Denver almost 12 years ago, sure I was excited to live in […]

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Just Write

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It’s ironic, and not, that the prompt for Lisa Jo Baker’s “Five Minute Friday” is “write.” Just write, but be intentional about it… GO: Because today at lunch with a writer friend, who is writing a book with her husband, I asked, “How do you actually write a book on marriage?  Do you guys, like, […]

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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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And 10 Things I Love About Me

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So, last fall I was really humbled to be part of an intimate retreat weekend in Austin, Texas.  I relished in hearing the stories of the women I had never met, as well as cherished the opportunity to reconnect with the girls I knew from various times in my life.  To be honest, just be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]