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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 said, “Bang!”?

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We’ve read the account of Creation to our kids many times.  Our oldest is in 6th grade and has gone to private, public, and home school during this time and has also learned about evolution.  And this does not freak me out one bit.  Because we talk about things at home, in the car, at […]

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Thankfulness is a Lifestyle

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…not just a November thing. Sure I love Thanksgiving!  Pumpkin is one of my favorite foods, along with warm comfort treats like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and turkey.  Of course, that’s simply the meal.  More so, I love the gathering of people throughout our home, often orphans and widows, like the check out lady […]

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It’s Important for you to Know

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It’s important for you to know I don’t always hate myself. It’s important because it is the truth. And “hate” is a big word, one which isn’t truly accurate for how I feel day in and day out.  But for those of you who struggle with the person in the mirror on occasion, you know […]

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A Whole Lotta Tongue in Cheek

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Recently someone I know posted a picture of himself being baptized as an infant.  His caption had some sort of smart ass sentiment about “water boarding” and “for shame…I was just a baby.”  It got me thinking.  I started attending church at the same age he was in the picture.  That was about 41 years […]

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Where Lies Your Beauty?

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Today, Em and Ry and I were walking through Walmart.  As we stopped to honk the bike horns on the aisle display, parked between youth men’s clothing and the craft aisles, my eyes locked on the new Sport Illustrated swimsuit calendar, displayed right next to the Justin Bieber and Harry Potter posters.  Thankfully, come December […]

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Walking, Part 2

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My mom’s not a huge fan of crowds but she wanted to do this walk.  She didn’t want to stay for the closing ceremonies or anything like that.  She said walking together was her celebration, so that’s just what we did. Three generations, riding the Light Rail at the wee hours…HOW AWESOME DOES MY MOM […]

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"Goodnight Moon!"

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On August 28th, our son Ryan turned 2 years old. Dad was out of town so we celebrated officially once he was home that following weekend with family and friends and sort of allergen-friendly cupcakes…and balloons.  Lots and lots of balloons. When Emily was 6 months old, we chucked her pacifier to the curb.  Not […]