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Women, Hair, and God
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Women, Hair, and God I’ve been “bottle blonde” for at least fifteen years now. I think I started getting highlights in my hair during my junior year of high school, but I am not completely sure. As a small girl, I had golden blonde curls: wispy little curled-up strands that looked like they would dissolve if you blew on them. As I matured, my...

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Why Buying a House is Like Dating
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The Trying.  Tim and I walked into one home this week and knew within 3 minutes that we didn’t like it, weren’t going to buy it. But the people were just trying so hard, bless their hearts. They had a candle lit in every.single.room.  You feel bad that you don’t like it, but well, you just don’t like it.  Reminds me of some dates...

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A Little Rant and some Truth Telling
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Please allow me a little rant this morning. This morning I watched a cooking show boasting 15 minute recipes. The chef then went on to prepare fajitas, but he made the salsa, chicken, trimmings and even tortillas from scratch. Rather than a 15 minute meal, I would estimate each ingredient needed about 15 minutes prep time. The chefs who promote 15 min or 30...

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Three Words You Need Today
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Never too late.   Those are the three words we all need to hear today.  It’s never too late: to pursue changes for your life to revive an old dream to repair a relationship to start something new to be more gracious to learn a new skill to make a change for good to finally ask for help to reach out for support to...

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Loving Our Enemies
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Loving Your Enemies Let’s first dispel the idea that our enemies are people far away in another country. Sure, we should love those people, but short of sending positive emotion-waves across the ocean like some kind of weak morse code, we can’t really love them actively. Jesus must have meant someone closer to home. In the panorama of personality types God has created, some...

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Dust to Dust
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Dust to Dust

Sep 5, 2014 by

Last night my headache was so bad, I didn’t make dinner.  No dinner for all six of us. Abby made her own sandwich, and I dragged myself off the couch to make a sandwich each for Isaac and Benjamin and poor Susanna had to make do with a bottle.  Tim ate this and that and mostly ice cream, which actually suits him well, since...

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10 Books That Have Read Me
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Seriously? I kind of hate these lists.  I’ve always hated to say my favorite movie, book, anything.  I don’t like being forced to choose. But, it’s worthy.  Kind of like taking time to tell the people you love how you feel about them. So, these 10 books are the ones that have read me: I found myself in the pages, learned more about my...

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11:47 pm
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11:47 pm

Sep 2, 2014 by

You cried at 11:47 pm UFO alien lights across my bedroom— Silent baby monitor warning (volume off, like always). Human creature that I am, I remained tucked For several minutes.   Green flickers continue. I slipped in shadow and in secret Across thresholds. Mothers and angels— Invisible love agents.   Stand outside your door Listening. Breath and movement— Restless. Then it gets me, hits...

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I Heart Stitchfix
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My second, aqua-lined Stitchfix box came on a day when I was having a bad day. It was one of those days when I spill my heart to my husband and he says, “It’s hard to be you.” I make it hard to be me. But the box came. And it was a little piece of happy in my week, a week full of work and toil...

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