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Flavors of Fall
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Flavors of Fall

Sep 23, 2013 by

I have been quiet around here lately. Most of my brain power has been spent preparing for a conference I will speak at in a week. I have spent hours writing pages that I have scrapped, trying to dig past all the verbosity to what I really want to say.  The writing process and spiritual growth combined looks like me begging God for help,...

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Are You What You Eat?
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On any given day, when I open up my facebook newsfeed, I see posts about 100 Days of Real Food, the paleo diet, the high metabolism diet, and “eating clean.” It’s a positive trend: the twenty and thirty somethings of this generation are taking stock of America’s obesity problem, and saying, “No thanks. We’ll pass on diabetes, heart disease, chronic illness, and the host...

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When Grace Doesn’t Work
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For the times when you can’t catch a break, because it always catches up with you, and the people you’re around aren’t the ones who understand, and soft net of grace you believe in, is completely invisible, both to the eyes of sight and the eyes of faith.   For the times when the doubt looms large like Jaws under you making it impossible...

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Creamy Lemon Sandwich Cookies
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So. I’ve been recovering from pneumonia, and it turns out that takes a lot longer than I expected. I spent last weekend on the couch, watching too many episodes of Create on PBS, and frequently dozing off to the sound of Martha Stewart’s Kitchen Aid mixer blending up something delicious and beautiful. I’m pretty sure we’d never be friends in real life, but that...

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Dear Abby, (on getting a baby sister)
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Dear Abby, On Saturday, you laid on the couch with your head resting against my rounded side and talked to Baby Suzanne for a long time. You told her about her brothers and yourself (“Benjamin is kind of annoying, but Isaac is the cutest little baby ever, just like you!”). You asked her questions like people do with babies, ending on a high note...

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What Grace Looks Like on a Bad Week
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You know what grace is? My family, putting up with me on day seven off a nasty cold virus that traveled through my allergy-weak body into my chest and erupts in a hacking cough that they have had to listen to all week. My poor husband has been pulling my weight and his and putting up with a grumpy, hacking wife.  Thanks, Babe. And...

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A Book that Makes You Want to Pray
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My four year old loves all things spidery, lizardy, snakey, or reptilian.  I had night terrors involving arachnids as a child, so that makes me a less-than-ideal boy mom, but whatever.  He acquired a baby lizard recently and while talking him out of keeping it (What will we feed it, honey? Inside, I am thinking, Salmonella!!), we purchased a $2 toy lizard to ease...

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