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One Word 365, 2015

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For as long as I can remember I’ve loved gathering girls/women together to hear their stories. To listen to the heart of another woman is a privilege and honor, truly a sacred encounter. This is something about which I am so passionate, I’ve spent the last several years studying, and trying to put into practice, […]

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What If…Life Isn’t Smooth?

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We spent the last week and a half driving to Southern California and back, stopping here and there, visiting friends, spending time as a family, solidifying old friendships, rekindling, reconnecting. It was good for our hearts as we deepened laugh lines, tuned our ears and hearts toward one another and God, and allowed our eyes […]

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A Break for an Update

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First I want to begin with many thanks! We know people are praying for us and cheering us on because we have gotten emails, calls, texts, and messages over the past two months as we continue to walk through this time of transition.  Thank you, thank you!  Your encouragement and support, listening ears, and prayers […]

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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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ABC’s

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Ryan has known his ABC’s for a while now.  After going to Emily’s preschool class one day, 8 years ago, I realized not only was it necessary for me to teach him his ABC’s early on, but also how important hand washing would be in our lives. You see, the teacher gave the kids something […]

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Me and Elvis

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Folks, January 8th was Elvis Presley’s birthday, too.  I had a few of his 45’s when I was a kid, watching Nipper the RCA dog spin around and around on my Barbie record player while I held my microphone, and told our Gordon Setter, Sham, that he wasn’t nothin’ but a hound dog. Raise your […]

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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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Snow Globe

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Father, thank You for the beautiful snow falling, snow I didn’t even see in the forecast, a detail I guess I missed.  I sit here, looking out the window as it swirls, gaining in size and speed, and I feel as though I’m in a snow globe, wondering when all that is shaken up will […]

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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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Top Ten Thanks

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Every night, unless he is out of town, Jason and I are a tight team in the bedtime, tucking in the kids, routine.  At this stage, Ryan wants me most times and I won’t lie when I say, I’m eating up every single, “I want Mommy!” moment I can get because I know at some […]