Why I Want To Be Like The Love Bugs

Have you ever seen the love bugs that invade the muggy southern states twice a year? I mentioned them in my post about My Messy Friends, but I’ve had a small change of heart toward these pesky bugs. A very small change of heart. I still can’t stand trying to dodge them outside. I wouldn’t […]

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Are You Missing Out?

Sweeping accumulated love bugs (a southern affliction at least as displeasing as the humidity) out of my screened in porch in preparation for a new friend who was coming to dinner, I thought… “Maybe I should have waited to invite her over until this space was just perfect.” As soon as we moved in, I […]

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Do You Need To Start Over?

My yoga instructor read an interesting anecdote the other day about starting over.  The gist of her story was “Why wait?  Start living more healthfully now.”  This Army lifestyle seems to force us to start over us every couple of years or so.   When I was in the Army, I thought changing units was a great way to leave […]

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Prepare the Way

Whether the next move is a change of duty station, a cross-country relocation, or a change of heart, we can be assured that God will prepare the way for us! Prepare the Way Five pages in to a book I was reading, A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller, I came across the following quote: […]

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Who is Writing Your Battle Plans?

Last week I was bummed to miss my weekly Bible study group, but excited about the prospect of my highest turn-out yet for a My Messy Desk Craft Workshop. Two regulars were bringing guests and two ladies from last week wanted to come back!  It was going to be crazy and crowded and creative! Then, over […]

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Blessing Bags: Part I

If you are like me, you are never quite sure what to do when you see people begging for work, spare change or food at an intersection.  Especially, with my kids in the car, I’m somewhat ashamed to say that my first instinct is to lock the doors.  I have the head of skeptic and a bleeding heart […]

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