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No One is Born an Asshole

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Let’s say that one more time, not for shock value, but for the sake of truth and hopefully conveying my heart: No one is born an asshole.” This can be said a plethora of ways: jerk, cheater, meanie, bully, etc. But the reality is, we are all born little, sweet, and tender.  Having had 3 babies, […]

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“Inappropriate” Questions

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When the PICU attending physician came into Noah’s hospital room to tell me our son’s stool had killed dozens of mice at the CDC and wondered if Jason and I were going to “intubate” Noah, put him on life support, I asked the question we are all told NOT to ask, the question that is totally […]

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What If…God Knows Your Name?

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I worked at a college for 5 years in the field of Student Development. It was a fantastic job where I worked around the clock, always on call, constantly interacting with college kids, both listening and sharing, always learning, students and staff wrestling through life struggles and conflict, developing and imparting leadership skills every day […]

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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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What If…God’s not a Hater?

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In junior high I took part in a peaceful protest walk against abortion. As we walked quietly through the streets of downtown Phoenix, we prayed, strangers gathered with similar passion. Some people held signs with pictures of aborted babies, others with words or messages. I was young, and my eyes were affected by the sting […]

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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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What If…we were all on the same team?

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As a kid who grew up in Arizona it didn’t take long to realize a pool was where I would spend a majority of my life.  My sister and I rode our bikes 3 miles one way to swim practice each morning, would swim for two hours, and ride home to rehydrate and bring our […]

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Shame On You

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Have you ever had those words spoken your way?  Or have you ever said them to another?  Or thought “shame on them” about someone else and their behavior or situation? The word shame wasn’t really part of my vernacular until I signed up to take a course by Brene Brown  facilitated by life coach and friend, […]

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My Thoughts on Social Media

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There’s much talk these days about social media, especially blogs and Facebook, and likely Instagram, and probably Twitter, and most definitely Pinterest, but probably not Google+ because no one knows what that is, really.  The talk is about how these venues of communication make some people crusty and agitated because they don’t believe people are […]

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Guest Post: Thankfulness

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Thankfulness entails honesty.  Why pretend when God knows the deepest parts of our hearts?  The moment I realized there was no such thing as a secret between me and God, my awe of Him increased, along with my love for Him.  I breathed in at that moment the truth that God loves me, as is, […]