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Lord, teach me…

Last Thursday morning, my alarm went off super early. It was in the form of our dog wanting to go outside at 4am for no other reason than to get a treat when she came back in. This came after our son stayed up late, and was followed by the kitten wanting to play leapfrog from our… Continue reading Lord, teach me…

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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

anger · church · crisis · fear · life is messy · my mom · real life friends · sandwich generation


I. am. exhausted. I had heard of “the sandwich generation,” and I vaguely realized that someday I would be a part of it. But I had no idea that I would become part of said generation in an instant, or how devastating the impact would be on me and my family. I had also heard… Continue reading Struggling

church · crisis · fear · Keith · life is messy · Little Man · my mom · real life friends · sandwich generation · scary stuff

My Mom

I wrote my last post just over a month ago. In it, I talked about how Little Man had a random meltdown about how his Grammy, my mom, was going to die. Two weeks later she had a massive brain hemorrhage. And although my mom did not die, thank God, our lives have all profoundly… Continue reading My Mom

blog friends · family · infertility · Keith · life is messy · prayer request · real life friends


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

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Integrity in a Facebook "Friends" World

“But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes ‘ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil”  (Matthew 5:37, New American Standard Version).   This was our memory verse last week in my Bible study. It’s one that I had memorized before, and one that I hold in very high esteem. I think this concept,… Continue reading Integrity in a Facebook "Friends" World