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Stop Pretending

It has been a minute!! Since Christmas there have been a whirlwind of things happening in my life. Some great hurt and tragic disappointments and some mountain top moments of restoration. I will spare you all of the details for now and just say, hi! So, what brings me to the keyboard this morning are... Continue Reading →

Merry & Bright

Tonight my house is super quiet. The hubby is at a school board meeting (he serves on the school board in our city - overachiever and all) and my son is at a soccer game with friends. I just finished doing a little studying and now I am sitting by my fireplace drinking some hot... Continue Reading →

Gratitude Giveaway

The challenge from my devotion today was this: "Even in the midst of whatever you're longing for today, take a moment and acknowledge what you're grateful for. " There are couple of things I am really thankful for today: My migraine is GONE! I hate those things. My kid's migraine is gone. He hates those... Continue Reading →

Sweet Spots or Sour Patches

We are in the middle of the “Fresh Air” series at church right now. This week’s message was about slowing down. I have been trying to do this all summer. If you read my blog posts much, you will know that adjusting my priorities is a continuous struggle in my life. Most of the time... Continue Reading →

The Green-Eyed Monster

I have never really loved the phrase “green eyed monster” when referring to jealousy; simply because my eyes are green. Did that mean I was predisposed to being a jealous person? I have certainly had my battles with it. We actually have Shakespeare to thank for that. Years ago the color green referred to many... Continue Reading →

Hustle Less, Love More

I just came out of one of the most enjoyable weeks I have had in a long time! I know you are thinking, “Good for you!”. But wait, let me tell you why it was the best I have had in a LONG time! A few months ago, I was trying to find a very... Continue Reading →

This Could Be Your Moment

(Esther 4:14) "If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?" I love the story of Esther. It seems like a... Continue Reading →

Not So Great Expectations

Ever find yourself in the the frustration gap of someone else’s expectations? The frustration gap is the gap between expectations and reality. As a pastor’s wife, I end up there quite often. Recently, I found myself right in the middle of one of those gaps. I realized the decisions I make in those gaps can... Continue Reading →

Quitter

Because of what we are currently reading in our Sisterhood Book Club, I have been thinking today about quitting. Looking back on my life there are lot of things that I quit for many different reasons. There is one in particular that I really regret.  Softball. I played on a city league for a few years... Continue Reading →

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