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Anxious much?

It has been five years since I was diagnosed with severe anxiety. Since my diagnosis, I have had a year of counseling and been put on medication. I have worked on recognizing my triggers and countering them with ways to … Continue reading

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Roaring floods

I am a book junkie. I do not want to become a recovering book junkie, I just want to relish every one of my books. From the feel of the spine, to the smell of the printed paper, to the … Continue reading

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Power and fools

I have index cards with Bible verses to use for reflection and memorization. Today I noticed a pattern of Scripture that focused on Who God is, what He offers, and how we can choose to react to Him. One of … Continue reading

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Brass and percussion

I am a bit of a romantic when it comes to the 1940’s. I know there were many who were still living frugally due to the Great Depression and then World War II. Yet, there is a sense of digging … Continue reading

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Alice and me

I have a confession to make, I am no longer the size I was in high school. I know it seems shocking, but I am never going to be that size again. For my birthday I was given a bit … Continue reading

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Coaches

I love to watch sports movies, especially the underdog story. Two of my favorites are Necessary Roughness (1991) and Facing the Giants (2006). In each movie the team needs direction and wisdom to succeed. Their coach is the one who … Continue reading

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Your own…

I had an anxiety attack at church this Sunday. I feel foolish, even stupid, and super embarrassed. A wonderful friend and mentor asked the simple question, How are you doing? She knows my birthday is in the next few weeks … Continue reading

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All sorts of things

Mornings come earlier than I’d like some days. While my alarm is set at 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, I still think it is too early, especially on Monday and Thursday. You know what I am talking about Monday because … Continue reading

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Invested

I’ve been learning about monetary investments lately; from closed-end funds to margin accounts, and so much more. I had no idea there were so many options for a person to put their money. Today, as our pastor spoke about John … Continue reading

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Produce

Living in the middle of farmland, it is always obvious when harvest is in full swing. Combines, semi-trucks, grain hoppers, pick-up trucks, and tractors are part of the daily traffic on the roads. It makes me smile as I think … Continue reading

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