Unlikely Places

I am the one that always responds “no amount of money.”  You know the game where people say “for a million dollars would you spit off the rail at the mall and humiliate people?”  “For $10,000 would you eat a squirrel?”  My husband laughs at me, but I am just not motivated in those ways.…

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what are you afraid to say?

I’m afraid to speak my grief out loud or to actually feel it. Why?  Because people cannot handle it.  They want to fix.  They want it to be easy or neat or not chronic.  Shoot, I want life to be easy, neat and not have chronic hards.  In fact, I expect that reality every day…

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examining your heart in your business

hmmm… This world is growing.  There are opportunities to enter business like no time before.  I see women who are stay-at-home mommas and high ranking career women afforded the opportunity to build empires with time freedom and flexibility. They are able to see productivity and worth where they have felt invisible before.  This gives them…

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Living is hard, Dying is Easy

We think we know better, don’t we?  We think we can walk the line and have the best of both worlds.  In the “comfort” of our  world, we feel like we can “create” our lives.  We busy ourselves with things and realities that do not last.  These things are not wrong in correct context–food, clothing,…

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tricky

Balance in life is tricky, is it not?  I find that true especially with littles.  If I feel like I have “conquered” one thing, I have “failed” or completely ignored another.  The “you can have it all” life is not true no matter how much we fight to prove it is.  Our hearts, minds, and…

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Decade

Grief is so powerful.  It’s such a force that crashes on our shore even when we do not consciously think on that which we are mourning.  The world moves at its same pace, and we are spun into a different orbit with sorrow in our hearts as we grieve. Ten years ago the week of…

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Autobiographical

It makes sense to follow the lessons we learn, huh?  Well, my life is a poor example of this, at times.  Old habits die hard, and new habits easily fizzle.  I really am attempting to carve more time to draw near to God purposefully, and sometimes my attempts are a big fat joke in the…

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