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Growing Up Without Growing Old

Cropping out the world’s distractions and filling every corner of her life with joy, she giggles as she runs My niece always brings to mind Jesus’ words, “Unless you become like a child….” I need time with this little girl often, because I’ve felt a little old lately. Not in a real-world “I can’t believe I’m... Read more

Maybe It’s As Simple As Giving Empty Jars

It’s funny how a sermon can hit you in an unexpected way……….. cause your mind to wander………… and the next thing you know you’re thinking about what’s sitting on your kitchen counter that very second and how maybe just maybe you washed out empty jars the night before not so much to clean them but to... Read more

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I Am Such A Sheep

  If you read my blog from time to time, you know I’ve been struggling for the past couple of weeks. Giving myself permission to slow down and lean into my grief has been painful, but I believe it’s also been necessary. It’s easy to stay one step ahead of grief for a while, but... Read more

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When You Wake Up Feeling Scared

Paris Baghdad Mexico Japan Beirut The headlines are filled with terrorist attacks and natural disasters this morning. ——————————————————- Last night, our television was glued to the breaking news in Paris. As I prepared to leave for a middle school lock-in at our church, I was filled with a sense of dread and fear. The juxtaposition... Read more

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The Wonderful But Unexpected Destination Of Our Penny Date

I should have know this penny was special. As I drove to meet a friend for lunch, I couldn’t help but reflect on our life stories and how they had crossed paths at such a difficult time in both of our lives. My son was fighting brain cancer. Her son was fighting leukemia. Almost ten years... Read more

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When You’re Caught in a Storm

Amy and I had planned to meet for several months. Our only communication had been through Facebook, but we had a bond that ran deep. A bond that doesn’t form from pretty things. One that comes from shared pain. Mutual heartache. Similar sorrow. We both walk the road of grief every single day. Grief that... Read more

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