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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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Pressed Down…

Call it preference or how I was raised, but I’m a glass jar girl. So, basically, as soon as I open a store bought container of something, the remaining amount gets transferred into a glass jar. This is beneficial in many ways, but also potentially problematic in the event that the remaining amount in the …read more →

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Breaking the Pecking Order

A few months ago I house-sat for my sister’s family while they vacationed in Amish Country. Well, housesitting may be a generous term, I really “farm-sat”, which is everything it sounds like, and more. At this particular time there was an influx of babies on the farm, specifically a big box full of baby chicks. …read more →

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I'm a doctor!

Who are we and how do we become that? This is my question. Are we something simply because we say we are, or is who we are dependent on life experience and learning? For example, I’m a doctor. Now, I’ve never been to school for that particular trade. But when I was little, a doctor …read more →

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It's not about the bread

We live in a natural world, with natural needs and natural concerns. We need to pay our bills. We need to eat. We need to experience love and acceptance. We need to feel safe. We need coffee (well some of us need coffee more than others.) We live in a natural world and have natural …read more →

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A light thing…

There are times… Ok, many times each day, when I find myself in need of some perspective. How big is my God? What is He capable of? Really? I have for a long time wondered at the practical power of prayer. I know its effect has infinite possibilities, but I also know I’ve only scratched …read more →

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In the process

I’m a big picture person. Details are part of the big picture, and when they are distorting the picture they arrest my notice. However, in an overall balanced picture, the details to me become blurry and insignificant. I work best when I’m given a picture of where we’re going, then the freedom to figure out …read more →

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Muscle Memory

I’ve been teaching music lessons for 7 years now. It was one of those things that I never imagined, even scoffed at the idea of doing. However, it’s become my primary occupation… cause that’s just how God likes to work. Teaching is a great learning experience. First off, you are quickly reminded of all that …read more →

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Don't miss the finish line

Our life is full of races. There are the little races – the 500 meter dashes, if you will – then there are the longer races. I used to think of life as just one long race, like some super marathon that we had to run whether we liked it or not. However, I’m starting …read more →

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On Plot Twists and potatoes

If my life is a story being written, then the last two weeks have been the chapters with the plot twist. Funny things, those plot twists. They’re what make people want to read the story while simultaneously making the story uncomfortable for the characters. Now, uncomfortable isn’t always bad. In fact, a shaking of comfortable …read more →

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