When We Feel Unnoticed

I am thrilled to be joined by my good friend Kristine Brown from More Than Yourself today who wrote a follow up to my post on Overcoming Discouragement from last week. When you are done here, pop over and check out her site. Be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss out on the news of her […]

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Overcoming Discouragement

“I’m horrible at school,” he cried. This was my seven year old’s complaint a couple of weeks into his second grade year. His statement shocked me. A new system of tracking students’ behavior allowed me to view real-time feedback on my iPhone app. I had been following his progress at school periodically throughout the day. […]

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Who Are You?

Who are you? Do you know? For a time after I resigned my commission in the Army, I wasn’t so sure. Every now and then shadows of doubt still creep in. Growing up, all I wanted to be was a Soldier who served her country honorably. With that behind me, it was hard to figure […]

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God’s Direction is for our Protection

I’m gonna get you… My sons had turned our dining table and kitchen island into something similar to a figure-eight race track traversed by two pint-sized, foot-powered drivers filled with road rage. One had done something to the other and an all-too familiar altercation ensued as the younger one chased the older intent on inflicting […]

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3 Things We Find By Looking Up

The spring flood waters finally receded enough for me to hike my usual loop at the lake near our house. Unfortunately, my Mother’s warning about critters and snakes being more active after having their habitat reorganized rang loudly in my ears. That, coupled with the overgrowth that occurred when nobody could walk the trails, had […]

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Right Key, Wrong Door

“Why won’t this key work?” I turned the card around and tried again. Perhaps I had placed it too close to my cell phone and de-magnetized the strip. I removed the duplicate from its paper pouch and carefully inserted it into the slot by the door. No, luck. I simply wanted to escape to my […]

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