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I get dead set, locked in, singularly focussed on the only way it could ever be, and oftentimes I walk away disappointed. I think I’ve figured it out. I think I’ve weighed every option. I think there is no other path that could end as happily as the one I’ve constructed in my imagination. And [...]

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When you change that diaper, you are changing the world.
When you are a round-the-clock nurse for three sick little ones, you are changing the world.
When you wake up at 5am to shower and get ready for work so that you can be ready and available to your family as they prepare for school and work, [...]

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losing streak

Last night we cheered on Brooklyn and her team while they lost another basketball game in a long succession of losses this season. We have five more games to go, and we are hopeful to bring, at least, one win home this year. Some games have been so close that I am convinced my heart [...]

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let’s start at the end

“There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” – Tennessee Williams
I wrote a little bit about transition last week. Mostly, it was a word of encouragement to cling to the anchor, God, when the seas of change and transition get rough.
We have this hope as an anchor for the [...]

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the mini-resolution

Confession is good for the soul. That said, I have a confession to make.
I am not a New Year’s resolution maker.
(Gasp!) Is the world still standing?
First, and I say this in the kindest way, most of the time I see people (myself included) set all kinds of well intentioned resolutions on January first, and then [...]

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waiting room 10/19/2017

Quiet moments of waiting
Wondering
Pondering
Praying
Hoping
Believing
Resting
Trusting
Eyes closed
Tired
Weary
Leaning
Clinging
Crying
It’s all going to be okay
Sitting
Alone
In a corner
I turn my head to look out the window
It’s raining
A fall mist encircles the city below
Uncertainty
Seems to be the word of the day
The musing of my heart
I just want to sit here for as long as I can
Sometimes uncertainty feels more secure than certainty
Trusting
What [...]

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I have this hobby called “tweaking” (moving items from one place to another).  I am constantly tweaking the decorations around my home, which I find to be very therapeutic. It’s an outlet for me.  However, recently I found myself not finding any peace or joy in the process of “tweaking”. Instead, I was feeling overwhelmed, [...]

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it’s all under control

“God never fumbles the ball.  If He turns it over to the other side for a few downs, it’s because He knows a better way to win.”  - John Piper

I like having a plan.  I especially like the good plans.  The kind that took a lot of time and thought and purpose in making.  And [...]

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the cross

And then…the cross. All of our ideologies, politics, platforms & preferences must surrender themselves to the work that was done on the cross. We recognize that suffering is a part of Christ’s sacrifice, and so we should not be surprised when life is not always easy or hard things come our way. When we think [...]

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it’s a crumby battle

So many crumbs.  So little time.
I find myself more irritated by the amount of crumbs I find scattered all over the kitchen counter and floor than I am by the big messes around my house.  It seems that no matter how many times I swipe down the counters with a cleaning rag, there are still [...]

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