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Remembering High School Graduation

Twenty-five years ago on June 7, 1993, seventy-two teenagers graduated from Tri-Valley High School, a school nestled in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. I was one of those graduates and while I hear many people describe their high school years as the worst time in their life, for me it was a magical time. I loved my friends and peers. […]

Keep Showing Up

This past week, I played softball for the first time this season. On paper, it was my best game ever. I hit the ball every time I was at bat and made it to first base every time. I had an RBI and I scored a run. For a few of the innings, I played the position of catcher and […]

Funks and Faithfulness

Is it possible to be in a funk for over two years? I’m not sure exactly what I have been experiencing, but my life has changed in so many ways over the past several years that I am still struggling to find my new rhythm. It all started with the opportunity to buy our own home. We had been living […]

My One Word for 2018

Picking “one word” to focus on for the year has been meaningful for me for several years now. Interestingly enough, I find that the words often choose me rather than me choosing them. This is definitely true for my word for 2018. I began 2017 with the knowledge that I might struggle quite a bit. It’s one of the reasons […]

Do You Live in a Grace-Filled or Shame Based Environment?

“Shame on you!” The words ricocheted through her heart, the tears falling fast. She had heard these words spoken many times in her childhood, but was unprepared to hear them again as a grown woman. But maturity had taught her a few things and this time, she didn’t hear the words in the same way. As she prayed about her […]