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Catching Up:Work, Soccer, and Fist-Bumping the Holy Spirit

Dear friends, it has been 2 weeks since my last post, and I must say that I have missed the blog. To say that I have been buried is a dramatic understatement, but let me catch you up on the doings of our lives right now.┬áSince we last spoke, I have started transitioning to a… Continue reading Catching Up:Work, Soccer, and Fist-Bumping the Holy Spirit

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Girl Culture: Part 1

This week I found myself in the high heat of a tempering process that culminated in a new and hopefully more mature perspective about women and female culture. The timing of the events that lead to this epiphany can only be by divine design, so let me preface this story with a brief synopsis of… Continue reading Girl Culture: Part 1

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A Word About Grief

By trade, I am a therapist- the mental health kind- and I have spent many years studying, observing, and theorizing about human behavior. Since grief is an inevitable part of the human experience, it has been a theme of study and practice throughout my career. Every culture, every group, and every family has its own… Continue reading A Word About Grief

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Eunice Gave Me Some of Her Giddy-Up, and It Has Been Glorious

For a period of several months during my morning quiet time, the itch to get back into writing tickled the back of my mind. God really uses that morning quiet time to put things on my heart, and He'd been pressing the writing issue quite a bit while I, in turn, was faithfully ignoring Him.… Continue reading Eunice Gave Me Some of Her Giddy-Up, and It Has Been Glorious

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Glory, Hallelujah! Welcome to Sunday morning at my house

There was nothing out of the ordinary about this Sunday morning. It began in the usual way, with a whimpering labrador retriever waking me up 45 minutes before my alarm was set to go off. Per the usual, I rolled out of bed, secured all doors that said labrador has no business entering, and released… Continue reading Glory, Hallelujah! Welcome to Sunday morning at my house

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I Judge You if You Look Good

It's true. I confess. I judge people by their appearance. You're shocked, I know, because we never talk about people's appearance in this culture. And after you wade through the thickness of that sarcasm, I am going to deviate from the usual conversation about media and women and the unhealthy standards that the larger culture… Continue reading I Judge You if You Look Good

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Getting my Hustle Back: A Tale of the Many Ways That I Make Dave Ramsey Sad

A few years ago and only because of the generosity of the church I was attending at the time, I was able to attend the Financial Peace University class that the church was hosting. At that time, I couldn't afford to buy my child socks much less throw down the $50 enrollment fee for the… Continue reading Getting my Hustle Back: A Tale of the Many Ways That I Make Dave Ramsey Sad