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Change

I always love it when I see that first leaf that reveals summer is coming to an end. Most of the leaves are still green, and then before you know it most of them have changed. There’s nothing like stumbling upon a rainbow of colors scattered around a tree. For me, this season is magical […]

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Create in me a clean heart

Part of my family lives in Minnesota, so you can understand why what happened there recently really hit home. {For those of you who aren’t familiar with what’s going on in the states, here it is… George Floyd was a 46-year old black man suspected of using a counterfeit $20 bill. He died after a […]

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Forgiveness

It amazes me how we all view forgiveness differently. One may think that some don’t deserve it. However, when you’ve been on the receiving end — your view can change as you experience the force behind it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. Some I can view as normal teen error in […]

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What’s holding you back?

You guys. If you read my previous thoughts about going to the Dominican, I hope you will read this one! I’m back home now, and oh my….. I’m so thankful I didn’t let fear stop me from going on this mission trip. Every single bad thing I thought might happen….didn’t. What I thought would be […]

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Who are you cheering for?

I love basketball. Most of my friends could tell you that I do and that IU has always been my favorite. Why IU? Most likely because my dad was a huge fan. I remember him sitting in his chair that was near the  TV – watching and analyzing the game. He was a devoted fan – even when […]

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What Happens When You Believe the Lie

One of my favorite memories from when I taught preschool. Two years ago…. Last week, we were talking to our three-year old students at preschool about Adam and Eve. We discussed the fact that God had a rule that Adam and Eve couldn’t eat fruit from the tree of knowledge. Next, we talked about different […]

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Are you Missing the Obvious?

I’ve shared many stories about my brother. His struggles are my struggles. Although I wish there weren’t so many, I’m thankful for the many life-lessons I’ve learned through him –  like loving others even when they are difficult to like. Because he was mentally challenged, he always struggled in school. What discouraged him most wasn’t […]

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Temptation

From my devotions today in Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young… …”Before Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden, thankfulness was as natural as breathing. Satan’s temptation involved pointing Eve to the one thing that was forbidden her. The garden was filled with luscious, desirable fruits, but Eve focused on the one fruit she couldn’t […]

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30 Years and Counting….

It’s so hard to believe that I can forget what I’m going after when I walk into a room, yet I can remember pretty much every detail of my wedding day – 30 years ago today. It was hot. It was beautiful. I had all of my close friends there with me to celebrate my […]

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Because He Lives….

Haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed, but life is good. Learned an important lesson through an experience at preschool. God continues to amaze me how he uses children to teach me so much! Hopefully what I share will encourage someone else. One day last week, one of my more serious students was […]

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