Back to School

School is starting and on any other year, this would leave me with a tinge of excitement. There is something within me that enjoys the start of a brand new year. New teachers. New friends. New backpacks and pencils. Reminiscing of my childhood, I adored back-to-school shopping. As a child, you feel like you have…

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Sticky Fingers

Let’s be honest, we like the security of control.  We may enjoy getting on the roller coaster for a spin but oh boy, we sure want to know that it’s going to end!  We fail to surrender all because we have no idea what is coming up ahead.  We have no idea what will be…

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What Astonishes You?

My husband was invited to attend a pilgrimage of the steps of Saint Vincent in France by his employer. France..10 days. Of course, count me in! Who in their right mind would turn down the opportunity to eat chocolate croissants and enjoy a latte in Paris?  However, I’ll admit–growing up in the Protestant church, we were…

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Happy Mother’s Day! As I look into a mirror, I can see why I’ve been told countless times “You are your mother’s daughter.” There are these features in my face–my eyes, my smile–that resemble those of my mother. They have been passed down to me. The other day as I was talking to one of…

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My House is MAD

It’s all out WAR around here. Brackets are crumbling. Put downs are flying. I have never witnessed anything like this before.  Our daughter has challenged her Daddy to his fullest basketball prowess. I LOVE IT! Pops is in on the action, too. Even though he continues to turn his bracket in one day late year…

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Taking Risks

Those who do GREAT things for God take GREAT RISKS for Him. Moses stood up to the Pharaoh of Egypt and said, “Let my people go.”  Abram and Sarai were willing to go to the land where God called them to go. Esther believed she was created for “such a time as this.” Gideon fought…

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