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Facebook, Narcissism, & Philippians 2

  I have never been “popular.” Throughout school, I had friends, sure, but I certainly was never high up in the ranks with the rich kids, the cheerleaders, or the prom queen types. I had a core group with whom I ran around, and I even eventually married one of them 🙂   In college… Continue reading Facebook, Narcissism, & Philippians 2

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I’m trying to blog regularly, I really am. But I’m afraid that if I truly wrote what’s on my heart right this very minute, both of my readers would switch off their computers in disgust of my whiny self-pity. Keith and I had a discussion last night, again, about how life just seems so very… Continue reading Another

7 Quick Takes · blog friends · fear · Little Man · yucky weather

7 QT: More Snow Edition

  — 1 — It’s going to snow here again today. Another measurable snow. Like 3-5″. This doesn’t include the fact that it has snowed almost every day this week. I would like to move somewhere warm, where it doesn’t snow 30+” before January is over every winter. Any ideas? Anyone want to trade houses… Continue reading 7 QT: More Snow Edition

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Random ventings from Rachel: * I am sick over what happened in Boston. I will never qualify for the Boston Marathon, but I am a runner. There is no other community as loving, encouraging and accepting as the running community. The 6 minute milers don’t care that I do a 12-15 minute mile…they just care… Continue reading Vent

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Totally Random Tuesday (Marathon Training Edition)

I am still training for a marathon. Yes, a full 26.2 miles. Because I am insane…crazy…out of control (that last phrase courtesy of Litte Man). It has been intense, and I have nine more weeks to go. My mom has been spending Friday nights so I can go to our group long runs on Saturdays… Continue reading Totally Random Tuesday (Marathon Training Edition)

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And Now? We Wait.

Keith is home. He had his interview in Pittsburgh this morning. It went well. We have both been praying not only for God’s will, but that He reveals His will in a very clear way. Obviously, if Keith is not offered the position, that is pretty clear {grin}. I had a salary figure in my… Continue reading And Now? We Wait.

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Fulfillment vs Feedback

I used to be a middle school teacher. I interacted with about 150 students and a dozen or so staff members five days a week, nine months of the year. I love teaching. Early on in my teaching career, however, I realized I am the type of person that needs feedback – a lot of it.… Continue reading Fulfillment vs Feedback