One thing remains

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One thing remains

(I have questioned whether to post this or not. I realize that some people who read my blog are much closer to this situation and pain than I am and these thoughts may stir that pain. My heart isn’t to add more sting to something that already hurts or offer simple solutions, or any solution, …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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I Need A Word

I can’t speak for your experience but I’ve noticed that in the moments where I’m most desperate to hear from God, He seems the quietest. In some ways this infuriates me, while on the other hand I totally understand it. Here’s my reasoning: when I’m in the struggle, when I’m between a rock and a …read more →

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Count me in

I’ve been sick the past few days – call out of work, stay in bed coughing like a chain smoker with tissues stuffed up my nose sick – which is kind of rare for me. My mini-cold from Romania met with a new cough from home and I crashed, offering me a little added introspection time. …read more →

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8 ways to actually keep your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s Sunday, January 10th. Do you know where your resolutions are? If you’re normal, you probably haven’t seen them since January 3rd, (or even 2nd.) It’s ok, you’re not alone. Most of us fall into one of two mindsets: someone who makes the same resolutions every year but never actually does them or someone who has realized …read more →

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Among my trappings and belongings

If you were to ask me what the deepest desire of my heart is, I think you’d be surprised by my answer, mostly because I was a bit surprised when I realized it too! We moved several times while growing up. This is simply fact, I’m not saying it was bad or good. In fact, …read more →

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These afflictions eclipsed by glory

Last Sunday, I was sitting at a piano in front of a couple hundred people, singing a song I’ve sung a thousand times before, when I was totally distracted by one of the lines… so distracted I had to stop singing and talk about it. “How He Loves” has become a standard in church music, right …read more →

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The Repotting

I make no claims to be a great horticulturist. In fact, up until the last few years I have succeeded only in bringing every plant I’ve owned to a painful and untimely death. However, I did purchase a few little pots of shamrocks for a St. Patty’s Day celebration a few years ago that have surprisingly …read more →

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Trusting again

Most of our lives are lived out of trust, at least to begin with. But sometimes trust is broken, lost or betrayed, and life afterwards will never be the same. Having recently been in a pretty substantial car accident, I’ve been impressed by how much trust it takes to drive a car. Thankfully, I haven’t …read more →

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