Tag Archives: mercy

What He wanted

Approximately ten years ago, my husband met his biological family for the first time. It was deeply emotional for him to meet his father and mother, then his siblings. His father was only nineteen when my husband was born, his … Continue reading

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Bumps, bruises, and stories

As a substitute teacher I filled many shoes, including P.E. teacher, one of my favorite classes to teach. During one particular windy March day, I was teaching soccer to a class of sixth grade girls with whom I had built … Continue reading

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Music, music, everywhere

This morning as I prepared for work the lyrics to, “Isn’t it Ironic” by Alanis Morissette played in my head. Now, back in 1996 when the song came out, I am sure I sang along to the lyrics, they are … Continue reading

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Self deprecation

A precious person in my life speaks of himself negatively. Whenever he is asked about his personality traits or other characteristics, he will say something that is self injuring in its very essence. He is not physically cutting himself or … 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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By the Numbers

It has been 10,530 days since I met my husband. It has been almost 8,000 days since we said, “I do.” In the days that have followed, we have lived in multiple states, twice as many houses, and laughed and … Continue reading

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Second hand things

I do not enjoy shopping for clothes. It isn’t a body image issue as much as I don’t like the clothing styles available for someone my age. I just want something that covers the body anyway, not to be a … Continue reading

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No void here

I received a text from my son last night. He was “checking in” as my family calls it. He is working at a camp during the off season and will work through his third summer there, as well. He wrote … Continue reading

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I have, I do, and I will

True faith goes into operation when there are no answers. ~Elisabeth Elliot We’ve been studying Hebrews for the past few weeks in church, one of my favorite books in the New Testament. It contains many of the verses I have … Continue reading

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What to do, what to do?

In 1996, I sent my resume to the Alaskan teacher certification board. My plan was to get approved to teach there and then move to Alaska, teaching and living a frontier lifestyle. My request was denied. The state education board … Continue reading

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