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Confident

I’m an observer of people by both nature and training. I love to look past the outer facade and observe the more subtle intricacies that drive us. Over my years of observation, I have developed a few theories that I have found to be generally accurate. One of the most consistent is this: Engaged women …read more →

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Do you love me now?

All relationships have phases. There’s the nervous, exciting first moments phase. There’s the gradual relaxing into comfortable. (I like to call this the “sweatpants stage.”) There’s the phase of discovery. To be fair, the discovery phase really isn’t so much a phase as a continual process, however, there are seasons in which more discovery takes …read more →

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The Metronome Messes Me Up

It’s every musician’s dream to make their living entirely from the sale of their music. However, this is rarely the reality (even for the big name musicians you hear on the radio.) Most of us need to find an alternative way to pay the bills. I do this by teaching music lessons during the week, …read more →

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Signs of Life

A little over twelve years ago I planned on moving out of my parent’s house. Actually, I started planning to move out around 16, (because when you’re 16 living on your own doesn’t seem nearly as intimidating as when you’re actually old enough to do so) but I began actively preparing around age 20. Now, …read more →

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(Don’t Be) Afraid to Feel

Blissful numbness. It was all that I wanted. Freedom from feelings that hurt or left me anxious; even excitement and anticipation became the enemy because it would inevitably disappoint. I didn’t want to feel any of that any more. So I stopped. But the reality of numbness wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. …read more →

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Where do you want to be?

Every 6 years (because of leap year) Christmas falls on a Sunday and it just so happens that this year is it. Each time this happens, churches across the nation ask, “Should we have a church service on Christmas Day?” And it’s a fair question. If you have a church larger than 100 people, a …read more →

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Let there be peace

There are those who love Christmas and those who hate it. Most of us probably fall somewhere in between. I’m not a “Christmas person”, but I’m not adamantly opposed either. I neither hate nor love this time we call the “holiday season”. What I’m not a fan of however, is the craziness, stress, materialism and unrealistic expectations often …read more →

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It’s Happening!

I’m excited. I feel like one of those hippie flower-child girls with a basket of daisy petals, skipping around a field and tossing them at people… except my basket is full of CDs, and I can’t toss them at people because they have sharp edges and it’s an insurance liability. I feel like Oprah on …read more →

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My, how things have changed

I haven’t written a solid relationship post in a while, it’s just not where my brain’s been over the past few months. But as I’ve been making some updates to my blog recently, I stumbled across a few treasures from the archives and figured, it’s about time for an update. One of the blessings/curses of doing a lot of …read more →

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Nothing will change!

Aside from passing on the occasional sarcastic Facebook meme, I’ve been almost completely uninterested in this election and almost opinion-less. I don’t disagree that this is a historic election for many reasons. And I don’t need a lesson in the many impacts whoever wins will have on our country and world, not just for the next …read more →

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