Sep 1

September 1, 2014

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Church, we are failing

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Church, we are failing. Maybe the world would say we are failing in a myriad of ways, but I see us failing when those around us are entering the arena of grief. Dictionary.com says that grief is a “keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.” For all who are born onto this earth, grief will be experienced. I can…

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Aug 29

August 29, 2014

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New routines

New routines can be tricky to adjust to. When accustomed to having freedom to move at a leisurely pace, being thrust into a motion can be hard. Welcome back to school. My child enjoys school, which I am thankful for. It is the morning routine she could do without. Regardless of the amount of sleep, the fact she cannot meander about, watch TV, or take her sweet time just does not sit well with her. She would prefer to lounge…

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Aug 27

August 27, 2014

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I am not growing up well

I am not growing up well.  Nope, this transition to another grade has already brought us some trouble. I had no idea that one year’s difference would require such different accessories. Monday afternoon, we arrived home from my child’s first day of school. As I unpacked her backpack and lunch box, she turned and questioned me, “Mom, why did you put that water bottle in my lunch? It’s a sippy cup, it is not ok for this year. I cannot…

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Aug 25

August 25, 2014

goodbye summer

Goodbye, Summer

Today dawned a new chapter as we said goodbye to summer. No longer will we ease into our day. No longer will the toughest decision be whether or not to venture to the pool. No more toys strewn across the living room, and no more wardrobe changes throughout the day. No longer will I hear requests for a snack, all the live long day. No longer will I have to buy tubs of sunscreen to protect our delicate skin. No…

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Aug 21

August 21, 2014

Someone to Fight For You

Someone to Fight For You

And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” — Luke 8:48 Luke 8 tells a well known story about a woman with an issue of blood. For 12 years she suffered, but with just one touch of Jesus’ robe, she is healed. Instantly, 12 years of suffering comes to an end. Beautiful isn’t it? Let’s take a closer look at this story. This woman, who is not even given a name, is alone….

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Aug 7

August 7, 2014

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Sharing at the cafe

I am sharing at the cafe.  Well, I already shared, yesterday.  Pull up a chair and join me. On a side note, the title you will see went with a post I had started and then scrapped.  I rewrote my entry and forgot to change the title.  It works, I guess.  My little blunder makes me laugh a bit though. Giggle along with me, and enjoy the latest entry.

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Aug 4

August 4, 2014

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I Surrender, Most

I surrender most, I surrender most. What?  That is not how the song goes?  Interesting.  I believe it would be more accurate if I sang it that way.  Let’s be honest, do we really surrender all? Our families.  Our jobs.  Our security.  Our well being. Have we surrendered it all?  Are we willing to? If I were to be honest, I have not.  I have surrendered most, not all. A friend and I recently dove headlong into this topic of…

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Jul 30

July 30, 2014

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Call to love

The beginning of July brought a new family member into our home. Though not planned, we now have a seven year old miniature poodle in the family. A furry, four legged creature now follows me through the house, her jingling tags signaling my coming. While our cuddle loving canine has been a source of great joy, training her to sleep in a crate is proving to be a challenge. As I tell her to enter her bed, she instead curls…

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Jul 28

July 28, 2014

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Fitness should be about fitness

When did fitness become an opportunity to bare it all for all to see on social media?  I am sure you have seen it.  A person has lost some weight, or competed in a competition, and they tell us all about it while attaching a might as well be naked photo?  This needs to stop. Fitness should be about total health.  Yes, physique is involved, but what about your mind?  Your spirit?  Those must be healthy too. But no, one…

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Jul 25

July 25, 2014

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What have you been dealt?

What have you been dealt?  What cards are you holding in your hand?  Do you wish you could trade with the person sitting beside you?  Do you wish to shuffle the deck and start again? We all have a story.  We all come from places with joy, hurt, laughter, and tears.  Some, it appears, have been given a losing hand. But yet, in the hands of a mighty God, no card is left unturned.  Not one in the stack is…

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