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What If…?

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So, I guess if you are reading this morning, you are still here on earth. Awesome! That means you aren’t done and the God who made you isn’t done with you, either.  Not “done with you” like you have a bunch of cleaning up to do type of “done with you” but, if God is […]

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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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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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Around the World…

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…in who knows how many days? Em and I read a book during homeschool last year about a man in his hot air balloon who raced around the world, a race against the clock.  He wanted to beat a record. What if there were no time frame? What if the point was just to see […]

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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, […]

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Little BIG Feet

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If you don’t know how much I love feet, scroll down to the bottom of this page…I’ll wait… Okay.  So, let me clarify, because by “love feet” I want to make sure it’s clear which ones I mean: NOT stinky, sweaty, hairy, scaly ones BUT YES to: chewy, teeny, tiny, pink, plump, yummy ones But […]

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Jealousy

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Have you ever been jealous of someones life? Maybe their circumstances, their title, bank account, seemingly problem-free family life? I just received a text from one of my best friends telling me that her sweet Grandma was now with Jesus. I’m not trying to sound overly spiritual, because actually, my initial response surprised me even […]

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What? Who? When? How? Why?

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I’ve neglected my blog for so long, Blogger made me log in! Listen Blogger, just because I want to hang out with my family and friends, go to the pool, ride bikes, watch the sunsets and snuggle with my kid doesn’t mean *you* have to act like *you* don’t know me! Anyway, a lot has […]

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Offensive, maybe, but not apologetic…

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So, I’ve wanted to post something along these lines for quite some time. It’s something that weighs on my heart for more than one reason. I blogged it in my head last Friday as I walked, bawling, sinuses filling, not really able to take deep breaths as one should while walking up hills. I wish […]

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Loved it!

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I love South Dakota. It gets under your skin. I know a lot of people have their opinions, but if they have never visited then they just don’t know that small towns, prairie landscapes, and really wonderful people live there. One of my friends lives in L.A. and wants to move to a small town […]