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Curve Balls and Courage

What do you do when life throws you curve balls? Because it will. One moment you will be hitting the balls out of the park and the next, life will slam into you, knocking you over, stealing your breath away. It is happening all around me right now. Friends have lost loved ones in the most difficult of ways, too […]

Annoyance and Astonishment

“He sprayed me with water while I was trying to take a picture!”, I said to my husband (complete with hand gestures to emphasize my irritation). “Well, you WERE standing in range of where he could spray you with water, right?”, my matter-of-fact, point-out-the-obvious husband stated. “Yes, but…” (I really don’t understand where my children get this need-to-argue-everything THING from). We were at […]

Never Enough Books

The sound of a record playing on our stereo system, the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking and the feel of our scratchy red plaid couch on my feet are vivid memories of my early days of reading. I was 9 years old when I first discovered that I love to get lost in a good book!  Nearly thirty years […]

Praying and Pursuing

I have this little voice that seems to follow me.  The voice that says things like “you’re not good enough” and “who do you think YOU are?” and “you won’t succeed.  Why even try?”. This voice has been loud this summer.  It has been loud, because I have been praying about my purpose and my goals.  I have started to […]

Coveting and Contentment

He talked about coveting on Sunday.  This pastor husband of mine.  And it hit me hard. Definition of COVET transitive verb 1 : to wish for earnestly covet an award> 2 : to desire (what belongs to another) inordinately or culpably intransitive verb : to feel inordinate desire for what belongs to another If we are being honest, we all struggle with coveting.  It is part of being human- […]