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Salty words

While eating my lunch today, I overheard a conversation that broke my heart. A group of friends were discussing youth groups and church attendance, when one of them said, “I quit going to church in ninth grade, when my youth … Continue reading

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arms up

“Arms up,” I would tell my boys when they still needed help to get dressed. They would reach up and I would put the shirt on in the morning or take it off at night when it was time for … Continue reading

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On Throne rooms, waiting rooms, and hospital rooms

I cannot count the times I have been in a hospital room, either as the patient or the visitor. I am sure the number is somewhere in the hundred range, at least. I have stood in elevators going to welcome … Continue reading

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Let us begin

Lately, there are a number of songs that talk about going back in time to tell yourself what you know now. A chance to tell yourself to walk away from a toxic relationship or to take the job you turned … Continue reading

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Outside looking in

A friend and I have been discussing a contemporary classic novel often assigned to middle school-aged children. We’ve touched on how the themes and characters were developed, how those themes and storylines would be understood by the younger reader, and … Continue reading

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Safe places

My social media feed has been full of posts that begin with, Our/My house is a safe place. This past week, I also posted a similar message, one I adjusted to fit our personal home. With loneliness, depression, anxiety, and … Continue reading

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Grit and truth

In the past few months, people I respect and admire have been put through the ringer. Some made wrong choices, others found themselves in the wake. As my dearest friend and I talked through our perspective about the ringer and … Continue reading

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Great fish and barley

Decisions, decisions, decisions. When my husband and I were younger, I was trying to make a point about something and I said, “You don’t have to, you choose to.” All these years later, we keep this perspective when deciding something. … Continue reading

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Filling or draining

Words are vital to my job. They are used to explain information, clarify questions and answers, and respond to requests made throughout our hours of operation. Often someone may not like the answer they are given and they respond with … Continue reading

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Tap, tap

I woke to a tapping on my soul this morning… grateful when His word gives comfort for my concerns. Knowing He never sleeps or slumbers, I can hold up my heart and hands to Him and He will receive what … Continue reading

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