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Silent Night

I’m standing at the edge, looking out. I feel like this birthday is a turning point. I can see so many wonderful moments ahead of me, but also some of the hardest. A real, for real grown up. That is what 35 feels like. Thirty-Five. When did that happen? The last ten years of my […]

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Promises

When you get a new car, suddenly you see that model everywhere. You notice it, you are looking for it. It catches your eye because it is already on your mind, you recognize it. You think, “Man, how many people HAVE this car?” Over and over again you see it, because it is fresh to […]

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I Know Someone

Emotions.  Sometimes I hate them. (Ironic, right?) I despise feeling out of control.  I loathe chaos. I detest it when I let emotions rule me. I fight it, I really do.  But, I fail. I fail a LOT. I know who rules my heart.  I know who has the real control.  I know who holds […]

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Tell me ’bout the good ole days

Even though we grow older, I think there may be part of us that always feels like a child.  We mature and gain responsibilities, learn and grow wiser.  Our bodies can certainly feel the years before our heart does.  Perhaps we become less afraid of things, and more afraid of others (as we realize all […]

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Shiny Things

It’s so easy to lose focus.   So easy to get wrapped up in all the wrong things.  So easy to worry and try to take control of the situation, and try to figure it out all by yourself.  Oh, wait.  That is the hard way.  Why won’t I just trust God?  It’s not a cliché’, […]

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Happy Birthday Daddy!

My Dad.  Daddy.  Papa.  Just thinking about my Dad warms my heart:  his hugs, his smile, his spirit.  He always tries to make me laugh, with no regard to how silly he might look doing it.  When I was a kid, I remember asking him to walk around impersonating a chicken for me and my […]

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What is Love?

What is Love? (Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more) Okay, sorry, I couldn’t resist. But really, I have been thinking about that.  What does it mean to love?  To be “in love”?  Love is often referred to as a feeling, but is that what it really is?  If you look to Hollywood, […]

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Wait

I believe God is always showing me things.  I just don’t always pay attention. He gives me a glimpse of what He sees sometimes, just a hint.  If I am open, then He opens my heart even more and teaches me. I was fixing Zach a snack the other day, cutting up strawberries for him […]

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