3 Lessons From Dog Poop About Overcoming Sin

As the mother of young boys, poop is the topic of far more conversations than I care to disclose, but this morning the idea was all mine. I took advantage of my husband’s later than usual departure for work and walked the dog.  Quiet walks alone aren’t a staple around here these days since those […]

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Pleading Guilty

Back in February I got a speeding ticket. True story. I know you are shocked!! I was so embarrassed that I could hardly tell my husband. My kids still don’t know. I had no idea I was speeding but the officer clocked me doing 62 in a 45.  I was ready to claim I thought the […]

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Cast Your Burdens

I was reviewing the weekly planner I have on our kitchen counter this morning and was struck by the fact that there is one event listed for tomorrow that is completely out of the ordinary: Biopsy 3 pm. Tomorrow I am having a core needle biopsy done on a lump I found in my right […]

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Are You For Real?

Authentic. Genuine. Transparent. Real. These concepts are everywhere. But when is the last time you truthfully answered the question, “How are you?” Typically my smiling mouth automatically replies, “I’m great!” Why is that?  Why am I so obsessed with keeping up the appearance that I’ve got it all together? Why are we more comfortable sharing our victories than […]

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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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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

  When news of a storm warning hits the airwaves we glue ourselves to our televisions and radios, filled with fear and trepidation, or maybe just curiosity, about an oncoming disaster. We watch and we wait. We analyze every possible storm-track and try to predict the potential damage. We flock to Wal-Mart to stock up on batteries, bottled […]

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