Category Archives: growing pains

Potholes

Living in the Midwest means every spring road crews go throughout the city and refill the potholes that have formed during the winter. The potholes are often from the freezing, thawing, and moisture that has seeped into the cracks that … Continue reading

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Where are you banking these days?

I have been waiting for some news for the past couple of weeks. At first, it was just something that was part of my day. I would occasionally check my inbox to see if there was an update and then … Continue reading

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Taking action

“Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He … Continue reading

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The mermaid and the land-lubber

My cousin is an avid swimmer. She has been swimming since she was around four or five, through elementary school, junior high, high school, if you didn’t know where she was, the first place to check was the pool. She … Continue reading

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Mourning has broken

What I am currently facing is not the topic today. My response is. When something tragic or distressing occurs in my life I put on emotional armor and tuck my head a bit, then I tend to charge forward. Much … Continue reading

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Looking back, hoping forward

As the new year began, many spent time looking back at the past year. The accomplishments, the milestones, the faces and places visited, these were the things people recalled. I have often wondered what it is about the past that … Continue reading

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Won’t you please, please…

I have watched a dear person struggle with severe depression for years and some days are good. Some are not. Some days it is everything to get out of bed and chose to go forward. Some days it takes prayer, … Continue reading

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Empty chairs

This year has brought a lot of goodbyes for the people in my circle. As the holidays have gone by, I have thought about all the empty chairs around the table. Grandparents, spouses, and siblings, no longer present to share … Continue reading

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Lay it all down

I was reading a post by a favorite writer and she said these words, “Just lay it all down.” I stopped reading any further. My eyes began to tear up. Yes, yes, I thought. That is what I want, to … Continue reading

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Wet ears

My big Uncle J has a knack for being both rotten and wonderful. As the first grandchild in the family, I received all the attention from my uncles. He loved and doted on me when he saw me and I … Continue reading

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