Monthly Archives: November 2016

what should you be?

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will … Continue reading

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snacking

Yesterday we ate ourselves silly with a huge meal of thanksgiving. Today is the day of snacking and eating little bits here and there throughout the day. Football games, Black Friday shopping, binge-watching shows, anything is possible to pass the … Continue reading

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shattered mirrors

Once upon a time there was a young boy. He was smart, capable, and willing to please. As he grew, he was told again and again that he didn’t measure up. He wasn’t smart enough, wasn’t wise enough to make … Continue reading

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craving more

I have a sweet tooth. Make that teeth. If I have to choose between something savory or sweet, I will choose the sweet. My husband knows this and from time to time will buy chocolate for me. In the beginning, … Continue reading

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mental health

This past Friday I took the day off from work. It was not for a doctor appointment, for a meeting with workers at the house, for the boys– it was for me. I spent the day puttering around the house– … Continue reading

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doctor appointments

I had a doctor’s appointment the other day. I arrived stressed and frustrated, being told to wait as I would be called soon. I waited for twenty minutes or so and was taken to the exam room, where I waited … Continue reading

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Tell Him

Someone close to┬áme has recently cut ties due to a disagreement (no, not related to the recent election). I have been praying for wisdom, kindness, mercy, and forgiveness to cover both of us and that God will move between us … Continue reading

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who are you?

Not too long ago, I was living with debilitating anxiety. The smallest things made my spirit cower inside; afraid to act, afraid not to act, not knowing how to act. I would become paralyzed by the very idea of making … Continue reading

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defining

Name tags, claim tags, luggage tags, dog tags; all are used for identification purposes. We use these things to connect them with their owners, with their correct places and people. I have been sitting silently this past week, trying to … Continue reading

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His heart

When we parent our children,we will quickly come to see that there are days when they make choices that have unnecessary and sometimes uncomfortable consequences. If the child just did what was asked or expected, there wouldn’t be hurt feelings … Continue reading

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