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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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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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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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Singing on Silent Saturday

I’ve never been a faithful observer of holidays. To me, one day is much like the next. Having said that, yesterday was Easter, the day we remember the moment death died. That’s worth at least a mention. One thing that often happens on holidays is an influx of holiday themed memes and sayings floating around …read more →

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Pain without Doubt

One thing I can confidently say about my 20’s is that God was teaching me how to be totally unoffended by Him, what it looked like to have an unoffendable love and see His goodness in everything, even the things that hurt… Maybe especially in the things that hurt. Subsequently, I can’t say that my …read more →

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You don’t have to scare me into heaven

My family is fond of deep discussions. It is common place for someone to randomly blurt out, “What are your thoughts on ‘the Anakim of Old?’” (The giants spoken of in Genesis) Leading to a lively conversation which is revisited for days, possibly weeks. Most recently we’ve been discussing eternal security, again. This topic comes up every …read more →

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My Doppelgänger

I’ve become aware that I have a real life doppelgänger, a look alike of epic proportions. She could be my twin, only she’s much, much cooler than me. In fact, she beats me out in pretty much every way. She’s incredibly talented; she has a blog, she writes music, she sings and plays beautifully. She …read more →

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JESUS! BEACH! (No, I’m not swearing!)

I don’t have words to adequately describe my current situation… but I’m sure going to try. As I type, I’m sitting in the three-season sunroom of my new house. I’m gazing out the windows at my back yard… which just so happens to be the Long Island Sound (aka. Atlantic Ocean.) You’re as surprised as …read more →

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