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The other day, my youngest brought me a picture frame. It is a very small frame, maybe two inches by two inches. Looking back at me was a girl named Barbara and a sophomore or junior image of myself. Memories of smells, touches, frustrations, scary moments, and pure joy flashed […]

Her Story


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Today I’m sharing my five favorite things this month. I missed August. The perfectionist in me made me remind you that I missed it. September has been an inspiring month for me and below are some of the items that have helped me along the way.   Cultivate What Matters: […]

Favorite Things–September 2017


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  It seems like a lifetime has passed, as I hold a random blousing strap and name tape I found on the kitchen counter. Yet it has been almost four months that those items have been worn. Dustin retired from the Air Force after twenty-two years, two months, and twenty-nine […]

We’re flying high, but no longer into the wild blue ...



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      Last night after doing some bible study, I opened my She Reads Truth Bible app on my phone before bed. I’m inconsistently trying to complete the Bible in a Year Reading Plan on their app. I like this app for many reasons, but one of the reasons is […]

Remember me


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  We are a connected generation. Because we’re always connected, it seems life is busier and more and more people are pulling at our shirt strings. Whether it is work, ministry, volunteer places, or even friends and family, everyone has access to us all the time. And it is stressful. […]

When Good Enough isn’t Good Enough


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I’m intrigued when people post their favorite things. In US Weekly there is a section where a celebrity shares twenty-five things you don’t know about me and I’m hooked, even if I don’t know who the celebrity is. I’m giving it a shot. I’ll limit my favorite things to five things each month.   Instant […]

Favorite things July 2017



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A new pattern has emerged. I realized I am doing something not many people do. In fact, sometimes it elicits stares and questions or comments from those brave enough to inquire.   I’m extended breastfeeding. What does that mean? I think it is a term that came about due to women having a […]

A relationship we’ll never have again


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Radio silence is a terminology used when a set of radio stations, anyone that can transmit a radio signal, are asked to be silent. The radio waves are open and silent so that they may receive important information in a time of emergency crisis, safety, and security. Oftentimes this is […]

Radio Silence and Refocus


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I’m not going to go on about Whole 30 much longer, but I wanted to share what Whole 30 did to me internally. It changed me not just from the outside, but from the inside out. I hate the term relationship with food, but I don’t have another to replace […]

I get to be miracle of Jesus