Choose Well

October 15, 2015

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Life is all about choices. And perhaps one of the biggest choices I make every single day is how I spend my time and what I invest my heart, soul, and life into each day. The reality is we all have the same 24 hours a day, but how we spend those hours truly varies […]

Tell the World

October 7, 2015

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Have you ever had a moment that takes you back in time…back to a place of long ago, but yet to a moment that feels like yesterday? I had one such reverie this past weekend as we sat inside the house with torrential rain and high winds swirling all around us. After several consecutive days […]

Purpose in our Pain

October 1, 2015

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Everyone longs to have a perfect story. You know, the one that begins with “Once upon a time” and ends with “happily ever after.” But those stories are aptly called “fairy tales,” and they are not the stories of our lives. Our stories are stories of real people wrestling through the joys and struggles of […]

Birthday Blessings

September 24, 2015

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I remember as a child counting down the days until my birthday and eagerly anticipating a homemade raspberry pie, presents, and a day filled with birthday cheer. I even added the “1/2” tag whenever I told my age because it sounded older, smarter, and one day closer to my next birthday. Then somewhere along the […]

Forever Friends

September 17, 2015

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“Mommy, when I become someone’s friend, I am their friend forever,” my daughter imploringly told me with a catch in her voice and tears clouding her bright blue eyes. My heart hurt for her as I listened to her share about one of her close friends not wanting to play with her anymore. And the […]