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Did you know your cup is empty?

If you’re like me, you sometimes hear your spouse say something, but not necessarily tune-in to what they are actually saying until you hear them ask, “Did you hear what I just said?” I’m guilty – especially when I’m trying to do something else. My husband said something to me the other day after spending […]

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My prayer

Lord, How do you forgive someone who intentionally hurts you? How did you? The longer I live, the more I understand how amazing you are. People are so incredibly selfish. How do you still love them? Please, Lord, give me insight and the strength to love those who simply don’t care who they hurt.

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Let love win

I always say I’m not going to do this, but here I am again- talking about the day my mom died from cancer. I received the call the day before Halloween. A call I’ll never forget. I guess writing this out here is my therapy. It’s been years. We weren’t close, yet we were. I […]

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Thank you

Friends. I went to my good friend’s viewing this afternoon. I sat in awe of all her pictures that were put together on display on boards and in a video. It wasn’t a feeling of envy – not like how you feel when you see pictures on Facebook. Rather, it was a feeling of peace […]

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Color

A couple weeks ago, friends from our church gave us a lovely house warming gift from their home – cone flowers. I watched as she carefully dug them up after a good rain. I couldn’t wait to plant them in our flower garden. They were special of course since they came from a friend, and […]

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Love you, dad

My dad. Unfortunately, I only have a couple pictures of us, but the memories I have in my mind are more than I can count. I loved him so much. He was a very quiet man, but his actions revealed so many things about him. He was faithful to his family. He was a hard […]

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Trust

One of the BEST moments for me after I meet someone’s child (who is around toddler age ) is when he or she finally feels comfortable enough to make eye contact with me and then next — cracks open a smile. However, the most exhilarating moment is when that little one r e a c […]

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Kids and Dogs

Between preschool kids and my dog, I think I learn something new every day. When we were outside for recess with our preschool students the other day, I noticed a little boy needed his shoelaces tied. He was running around in circles with friends and I could just picture one of the other kids accidentally […]

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My First Love

Many years ago, when I was in elementary school, I noticed someone was interested in me. I know this sounds young, but it’s true. He didn’t tell me directly, however, he sent a message of interest through other people. He became my secret close friend. He was someone I could pour my heart into without […]

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My Prayer

Dear Lord, You already know what’s on my mind. However, you know how important it is for me to say this out loud. This Thanksgiving was so very different. Life is different. Every time I hear the phone ring, I know it’s bad news. We’ve lost a lot of people – not the normal age […]

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