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Choosing Thanks
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Choosing Thanks

Nov 25, 2014 by

I’m not always grateful. When the house is a huge mess and stress mounts and it’s time to go and Ben can’t find his shoes or his socks or anything, ever, and Isaac has an accident and Susanna has a poopy diaper and Abby has a meltdown because she’s supposed to be a pilgrim and wear dark colors and a skirt but it’s PE...

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The Best Chili
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The Best Chili

Nov 23, 2014 by

Friendship in adulthood is tricky. We don’t have clubs or teams or organized activities to rely on like in our school days. Plus, we bring spouses into the equation and then children. The more people you involve, the trickier it is to gel and mesh. Oh, it’s worth it, we all need friends and couple friends are awesome for your marriage, but it can...

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Ode to Tuesday
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Ode to Tuesday

Nov 18, 2014 by

Tuesday, you reveal our true mettle. We’d all like to be defined by our Friday moments, but you show us for our true selves, leftovers for lunch and all. Tuesdays are overlooked, undervalued, unsexy. This is the everyday. This is the ordinary, the place where we build our lives, block by block. We take steps forward, upward, onward on Tuesdays. Baby steps that no one...

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First World Problems
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  I know, I haven’t written. You haven’t missed much. Last week, I tried to drive off with the gas nozzle still in my car. Yes. Then I had to do the walk of shame to replace the nozzle and put my gas cap back on. I might have been a tad bit distracted with life. Ah, life! So busy trying to return me...

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Dear Church
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Dear Church

Nov 3, 2014 by

Dear Church, My backyard tree is blushing and dropping scarlet leaves everywhere, which means it’s November. I love November. Not especially for its weather which is typically dreary and gray, but for the emphasis on gratitude. So I want to start out November saying this: I am so grateful for you. Familiarity breeds apathy. We’re all like butterflies, fitting around forgetting what beautiful patterns we...

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