With Reckless Abandon…

Recently I was tempted to settle for less than what’s best. In the days before I welcomed my husband home for a mid-tour break from his current deployment, I consciously curbed my enthusiasm by focusing on the temporary nature of his visit. Even though I haven’t laid eyes on his sweet face undistorted by video […]

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Rescued by Love

Do you know you have been rescued by love? ******** No Perfect Pedigree When my boys convinced me it was time to get a new fur baby, my first inclination was to adopt from a local shelter. In fact we made seven trips to three local shelters over the span of a week in search […]

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Family is…

I wasn’t going to write about this today. I have several other posts lined up and ready to go. Yay me! I was planning on using one of those to get me through this crazy week. But Suzie Eller’s prompt for this week’s #livefree link up “Family is…?” kept ringing in my ears as I […]

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Don’t Back Up

Have you ever been challenged by a story? A man leading a devotion for servant ministries on Fort Hood, told a compelling story about a prison chaplain who was called in the 1980s to minister to an inmate dying of AIDS. Of course, we didn’t know back then how the disease was really transmitted, so […]

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Whitewash

Does he really think that is going to make a difference? I pondered this as the salesman demonstrated his company’s new cleaning product on my son’s old sneaker. The sole was flapping. The rubber was peeling. The laces were frayed. The toes were worn from being used too many times as brakes for his bike. […]

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Forgive and Forget

Forgive and Forget

I sobbed myself to sleep one night, exhausted mentally, emotionally and physically from an altercation with my youngest son. He was adamant about getting what he wanted, even to the point of dismissing all other alternatives I presented. His iron will would have been worthy of applaud had he not been going head to head […]

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