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The calling on our lives…

“What’s your calling in life?” Honoring God. I saw this question on a blog post by Insanity Bytes (love her blog so hard!). I was so glad to see this question addressed this way, because it is the truth. So many people believe God called them to do this or that, this or that and… Continue reading The calling on our lives…

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Peace, love, and happiness?

Liz, over at the Daily Warrior challenged many of us to create goals for ourselves for 2017. As a person who generally refrains from New Year's resolutions, I had to sit and ponder this one for a while. And, then it hit me... This year, I am letting go of my expectations for 'happiness' in… Continue reading Peace, love, and happiness?

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Perfectly imperfect…

Last night we took down the Christmas tree and packed it all away. It seems impossible to think that another year could pass so quickly. This time last year, I was beginning to anticipate the last part of pregnancy with my son. I daydreamed a lot about what two children would be like and whether… Continue reading Perfectly imperfect…

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All things new…

My husband has often described me as a butterfly about to emerge from the safety of the dark cocoon, where I have been in solitude. Over the summer, it seemed as if I were being followed by a group of white and purple butterflies. When I went outside to feed and water the dogs, there… Continue reading All things new…

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How I get shattered…

Recently, I had fallen asleep on the couch in the middle of our show and was in a state of dreaming that feels as if you are caught between two worlds at once. We were huddled under the warm blankets and spread out with pillows, he on his side and me on mine on the… Continue reading How I get shattered…

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Lay down your burdens…

There is something about this time of year that seems to spread people thin. Whether it is finances, illnesses, family issues, or other burdens...well, they seem magnified during the holiday season with the frantic rush to get things done, show up to parties, and buy gifts (for most these days, this means trying to come up… Continue reading Lay down your burdens…

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Look for the lights…

As we pulled onto the main road in the town where my mother-in-law lives, we saw a house lit up with Christmas lights. Our three year-old daughter exclaimed, "Lights!" She gleefully clapped her hands and asked for more 'happy lights'. Since it was Thanksgiving weekend, when most people begin to decorate for the holidays, my… Continue reading Look for the lights…

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Because a girl met a boy…

I met my husband in the fall of 1990 and I honestly cannot explain what it was that drew me to him, but I was certainly drawn in.  Maybe it was those blue eyes and the mysterious grin or the way he made everyone laugh in an attempt to hide the vulnerability I spotted.  I… Continue reading Because a girl met a boy…

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Who am I?

I am: The unclean leper, desperate for contact and love. (Mark 1:40-42) The woman at the well, desperate for my heart to be spoken to. (John 4:4-42) The blind man, desperate for the curse to be lifted. (John 9:1-41) Peter who denied Him, desperate for His presence. (Luke 22:55-62) The man in the synagogue, plagued by unclean… Continue reading Who am I?

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Lilla Rose and a testimony of sorts…

My sister-in-law is from South Africa and that is where she and my brother have been living with their two children since 2009. My brother came back a couple of springs ago to procure employment and start the process of bringing his family back into the United States. After many hurdles, various adversities, and some… Continue reading Lilla Rose and a testimony of sorts…

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Blog Profiles and Follows PSA

Victor's Corner and Brandon both brought up some excellent points when it comes to reading and following blogs... Victor's Post: 8 Simple Reasons I Do Not Follow Your Blog Brandon's Post: Pardon Me, Your Blog is Not Showing Many times, people will click on your Gravatar profile image (that little square box when you comment or… Continue reading Blog Profiles and Follows PSA

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Share your world…

Cee's Share Your World challenge is posted each week with a different set of questions. The questions are random and a fun way for the community to interact. This is the SYW challenge for this week... When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)? Yes and… Continue reading Share your world…

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A Valentine’s nomination…

RibbonRX nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award yesterday. I was nominated by A Thousand Bits of Paper previously and the post is here. Thank you, RibbonRX, for thinking of me and for the encouraging words.   7 Facts About Me: I love documentaries of all kinds. I tend to gravitate toward forensic and WWII documentaries, but… Continue reading A Valentine’s nomination…

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Gentle as doves…

Someone once showed me a video of a woman going completely out of her mind at a drive through restaurant because she had to wait three minutes for her cookies. Obscenities and insults flew out of her mouth and, a few times, she leaned out of the car window to pound on the drive through… Continue reading Gentle as doves…

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Six nominations…

Following Him Beside Still Water and My Loud Bipolar Whispers nominated me for this and I accepted the challenge, because I feel this is a wonderful way to 'pay it forward' and acknowledge those who read, comment, and express their support for all of us out there pouring out our hearts... The Rules: Write a post… Continue reading Six nominations…