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Countercultural

I’m sorry it’s been a little while since I last wrote.  Life has been busy and sometimes I feel like it is just flying by.  I try to be intentional about savoring the moment and remembering what is truly important, … Continue reading

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Weeds

This spring and summer we have had a whole lot of rain.  As a result, we have much greener grass and healthier plants outside, but we also have had a lot more weeds coming up among the plants.  I weed … Continue reading

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Truth or Lies

I know it’s been a while since I last wrote. I have missed reaching out to you.  You see, I’ve just gone through a rough patch. The post-holiday blues and the short cold days of winter got to me more … Continue reading

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Common Courtesy

Many of you know already that my new job in St. Louis has had its challenges.  The “culture” of our office has been in flux over the past several months as those of us in leadership have been trying to … Continue reading

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Sweet or Sour?

When we lived in Amman, Jordan, my kids sometimes played the game “Heloo aw Haamid?” while we were driving around town.  They learned this game, translated “Sweet or Sour”, from friends at school.  Basically, they would wave to people in … Continue reading

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What makes a woman?

Ladies, we need to remind each other to not listen to the world and the devil when they tell us lies about who we are. You are not less of a woman if you never get married You are not … Continue reading

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An Especially Great Message

This is not like my usual posts – instead, I decided to send a link to the sermon Rick preached on Sunday about spiritual warfare.  I thought it was especially good and wanted to have more people get to hear … Continue reading

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Taking Control

Do you ever feel like the world has spun dangerously out of control?  If you listen to or read the news on any given day, you know exactly what I mean.  Bad stuff happens all too often – people are … Continue reading

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Communicating with Adult Children

We will always be parents to our children no matter how old they are.  The what-where-when- and how of communication with our children, however, is ever-changing.  We as parents have an opportunity to model and teach how a healthy relationship … Continue reading

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#Adulting

The American Dialect Society nominated the word adulting as 2015’s most creative construction.   Adulting has been defined as acting in a responsible, grown-up fashion and is often used in social media posts when talking about doing adult tasks. This jokey way of … Continue reading

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