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What Makes Mom Proud






One of my favorite television shows is “Chopped.” It’s a live competition where 4 contestants are given baskets of mystery ingredients to put together “an unforgettable meal” as each course is critiqued by 3 judges. Each round someone is chopped … Continue reading




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When Push Comes to Shove






“This is MY swing!” yelled the boy, pushing the little girl into the gravel. As she began to cry over her bleeding skinned knee, the boy took his seat on the swing, pumping higher and higher into the air. “Wheeeee! … Continue reading




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Drawin’ A Blank…at the Internet Cafe






When I go before the Lord with an empty heart, He pens a personal message on it, a unique one just for me. While He is powerful and full of splendor and majesty, He is also personal. He longs to … Continue reading




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Giving Away A Free Conference Ticket!






I’m giving away one ticket for FREE ADMISSION ($49 value) to attend this amazing conference with me! Just leave a comment at the end of this post to enter the giveaway, & I will announce the winner next week. It’s … Continue reading




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Before The First Bell






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




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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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