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I love you, dad. For eternity.

Beyond the grave. I did something out of the ordinary today – I visited my dad’s grave. He’s been gone now for eighteen years, and I still seek the comfort I need by reliving all of my favorite memories. I know it’s a personal choice, but for me, I would much rather focus on what […]

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Tears in a Bottle

If you’ve ever wondered if the creator of the universe really cares about you when your heart is broken – read on. “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 He does…

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Goals

I remember watching my three sons shoot hoops almost every day when they were growing up. Often times I would catch one of them outside alone, aiming for the net – over and over. Our oldest loved going for the 3 pointers. One son loved to take on the challenge of dribbling past a sibling […]

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Dispute Resolution

The first time I heard about dispute resolution was way back when my son was in law school. Here’s the definition via Google: “Dispute resolution is the process of resolving disputes between parties. The term dispute resolution is sometimes used interchangeably with conflict resolution, although conflicts are generally more deep-rooted and lengthy than disputes.” Google’s […]

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Hope for you

We planted sunflowers and zinnias in our garden this year. Still waiting on the sunflowers to bloom. However, the zinnias are absolutely beautiful. I love all the different colors and details that make them all so unique. I recently decided to gather a few and make a bouquet. I’m not very experienced with this, so […]

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A New Life

In this time of uncertainty, I long for God’s presence more than ever. What seemed so real and dependable, you know – those things that filled our time up with memories, are now suddenly gone. Vanished into thin air. So now we experience the emptiness of life and we grieve the loss of our normal. […]

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Are you eating that second sandwich?

“Before you ask for healing, make sure you are willing to give up what made you sick.” @RealTalkKim When I was a freshman in high school, I became obsessed with my weight. All of my friends had a gymnast’s build, and there I was – everything but that. Looking back, I really didn’t look that […]

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How to move on when you’re in pain

If I were to ask you to tell me about your most painful memory, I bet you could tell me in a heartbeat. It doesn’t matter if it happened 30 years ago, I imagine you could still give me every detail. I could sit here and share mine, but the truth is — I don’t […]

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The invisible enemy you need to know about

I am hearing a lot of people describe the COVID-19 as an invisible enemy. Just because a person looks fine on the outside doesn’t mean they aren’t carrying this invisible enemy around and unknowingly passing it on to others. I find that fact to be the most terrifying part of this whole thing. I’m not […]

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Mary

It’s been awhile since I’ve even had a desire to write. Even though writing has been a huge outlet for me for the last 7 years, I recently haven’t been able to write a single word. If you choose to express your thoughts this way instead of using your voice in some way, then you […]

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