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Hope and a Fireman

 My hills have changed so much in this last year.  We moved here 4 years ago, and in the midst… Continue reading »

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Ashes, Devotion and Lent

Can I just right in?!  Remember last year, on the Sunday before Easter, Palm Sunday, where we read the passage… Continue reading »

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My 2017 Political Guide to Surviving Social Media and the News

It has been a wild ride the last year and I my best guess tells me to keep my seat… Continue reading »

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Hands at the Altar

Today I ventured to the altar to pray for a friend, to whisper rest and peace and laughter over her… Continue reading »

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How to Criticize a Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciate Month and it’s not over yet.  There’s still time!  Pastors so enjoy your ‘thank you’ gift… Continue reading »

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How I Voted

My heart has been heavy this election season.  There is no surprise there; we all can relate to emotions of… Continue reading »

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Welcome Home: An Ode to Youth Ministry Done Well

This summer my husband celebrated 25 years of youth ministry.  It is an epic accomplishment and it marked the end… Continue reading »

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First Day, Fifth Grade

When back to school shopping includes deodorant and your ten year old gives you instructions on appropriate farewell etiquette for… Continue reading »

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Lessons in Time: Not Your Mama’s Closet

The Pharisees so desperately wanted to follow the commandments. So what they did was think of the commandments, like to… Continue reading »

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Lessons in Time: Snow Days

Here’s where I think Satan has tried to corner me, sort of in a game of chess… If he can’t… Continue reading »