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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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X Does Not Equal Y

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“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.”   – Bob Goff, author of “Love Does”(mandatory must read for the summer…) Recently I had a conversation with someone who was creating doctrines out of “one-liners,” essentially judging the behaviors of others with consequences they saw fitting from the […]

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The Next 90 Days

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I’m not a consistent blog reader, or writer, obviously.  It goes in waves, sometimes because I have time, sometimes as the crow flies, other times if I’m inspired to write, or read, if there’s a good link from a trusted friend.  Yada, yada. So, this friend who is a missionary is home on furlough.  We […]

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The Written Word

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Every. Single. Day. All. Over. The. World. Things. Happen. That. Are. Horrible. And I don’t understand.  But instead of being gripped with fear, overcome with worry, or lashing out in anger, I go to The One who sees the bigger picture and I sit.  I sit before The One Who was and is and is […]

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INTENTIONAL PUPIL

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God’s been having me write out some scriptures for myself to study and really chew on, if you will.   For me, writing it down, or typing it, helps get it into my heart more and more.   He’s really put it on my heart to be an intentional pupil of His Word, like basically […]

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Grieving With Others

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You know, I was never a fan of funerals and potato salad or dying people or dead ones or death or pretty much anything that had to do with end of life.  As a kid, from grade 3 and then throughout junior high and high school, a friend, classmate, relative, or pet, died, each year. […]

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Through thick and thin…

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I want to share with you my mom’s Facebook status from yesterday. Then I’ll share some of my own thoughts… “I want to thank everyone for their love poured out to me in prayers and well wishes, flowers, cards and lots of dinners! Just received a synopsis on the pathology report from my 30-something breast […]

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Yer purdy…

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Last night as we were winding down, Jason on the couch, me tidying up a few things in the kitchen, getting my glass of water for bed, I asked Jason a simple question. Me: “Did you think I looked pretty today?” Jason: “Of course!” Me: “Well, why didn’t you say so?” Jason: “You look beautiful […]

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66.

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The other day after service, we went to get Em from kid’s church. A leader said, lightheartedly (not any other way), “Your kid didn’t know the first 5 books of the Bible…I was surprised…I mean, she’s your kid.” I answered, without a beat, and not in defense, by any means, “I’m not really concerned that […]

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Pink snow

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Just before the sun breaks the horizon in the east, the most breathtaking thing happens a few miles west of our house…the Rocky Mountains turn shades of pink. All shades, even ranging to salmon. It is amazing, to say the least. And then, as the sun rises, all the colors fade and what is left […]