A Clean Slate

I have been thinking and talking and writing about it for months, but now we are down to less than 72 hours before the packers begin wrapping and boxing our worldly possessions.  For the last couple of weeks I have been slowly cleaning up and organizing My Messy Desk in preparation for the move.  Yesterday, I actually made some […]

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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

I went on a short jog in the heat of the afternoon last Sunday and I asked God for some wisdom regarding a piece I have been toying with for a while.  perhaps my head cold had moved into my lungs or it was my recent lack of discipline in running that resulted in such […]

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On the Waldo Canyon Fire

My heart has a great sadness it can no longer contain.  Our city is on fire.  My family is not in danger, but my emotions are raw. Saturday morning, I got a text from my husband saying he’d seen a fire near Garden of the Gods.  By Saturday evening, it was a 600 acre wild-fire causing […]

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The Great Colorado Vacation of 2012

Most people who know me, or have read any number of my other blogs like Battle Plans, know that I am, by nature, a planner.  That is why I am so often convicted by verses like James 4:13-15 and Matthew 6:34.  If I had planned out every detail of our vacation and insisted on following a strict […]

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Off the Grid

This is the second musing from our Illinois vacation.  On the first morning we were visiting my husband’s small town of Strasburg, Illinois, he went out for a run, promising to be back in time for me to get mine in before he went golfing with his brothers.  As the minutes dragged on, I mentally […]

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