Confident

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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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(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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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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Why not now?

I have noticed, over the years, a strange phenomenon that takes place. It has to do with my pictures. I’m not photogenic. Not even a little. I know that several of you will sweetly Facebook and message me to dispute this, but it’s true none the less. There are several, scientifically proven reasons for this fact. …read more →

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Different than you could ask or imagine

I’ve been reading the Bible since before I could read…basically. The words and concepts in scripture are very familiar to me, so much so I could probably make a case for never reading the Bible again… expect for the fact that every time I read the Bible, something different sticks out so amazingly it’s like …read more →

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