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An “Alternative” Perspective for Moms






My social media news feeds have been buzzing about Olympian freestyle skier & medalist David Wise and his devout Christian faith…otherwise known as an “alternative lifestyle.” I agree the news reporter’s description is a bit alarming at first read, but … Continue reading




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Taming “Those” Behaviors






Actor & Comedian Ray Romano is quoted as saying, “The more I go through parenting, the more I say I owe my mother an apology.” Too funny and TOO true! I remember about eight years back when I was a … Continue reading




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Grabbing Hands






It’s not just about grabbing things, as in possessions; it’s also about having an attitude of “I deserve this” or “It’s my turn now.” It’s saying, “I serve a lot in this church, so they better listen to my opinions.” Or “I’ve worked hard this week. I deserve a pat on the back now and then.” And “I am entitled to this person, place or circumstance.” You fill in the blank.




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Runnin’ on Empty?






With no one to show me how to cope with the horrible realities I faced, I ran. Between choir and theatre and cheerleading and track and student council and color guard and friends’ houses and church events and softball and running blind into wherever I thought the sun was shining, you can bet I was empty. To fill up, I’d watch my regular television programs, all with families I wished were my own. I’d stuff my face with junk food at the same time, knowing that my taste palette would be satisfied eventually. It never was, but I kept swallowing anyway.




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Back to School “New”s






As a young girl, I remember being so excited at the start of a new school year. The first day of school for me was as New Years was to the grownups I knew. It was a time for vows … Continue reading




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Unsettled, Part 2






As promised, I mentioned in my last post that the theme of Jesus Christ as the only Way, Truth & Life has unsettled me. Not because I don’t believe it…quite the contrary. But because more than ever I think it’s … Continue reading




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Unsettled, And I Can’t Keep it to Myself






I’ve been a Christ follower long enough to know that when themes based on God’s Truth echo repeatedly in my heart and mind, I need to let God use it to change me from the inside out. And I also … Continue reading




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Come Away With Us to Somewhere, Anywhere






My hubby and I love to watch House Hunters International, especially the episodes with warmer climates. If it’s on the beach, even better. We are definitely warm weather kind of people, which is one of the reasons we live in … Continue reading




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Wanna Take A Walk With Me?






“There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility Inside the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy and a tragedy…” Mark Twain Do you know what power lies in your life story? Powerful power, … Continue reading




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Living Love






I can’t think of a better time than around the holidays to consider how our love toward one another (or the lack thereof) affects others. At the table, over the game, in the stores, on the road, during the parties, … Continue reading




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