faith

Is God Really Good?

God is good…or is He? Is it safe to even ask such a question? Many of us who have grown up in the church pretty much have been taught our whole lives on the goodness of God. For those of us who go way back, we can probably even sing songs about how good God…

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Plenty To Be Thankful For

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” –Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden I take a deep breath and sigh looking around my house that is packed full of boxes and the walls bare. I don’t even recognize my own life. It’s so unfamiliar. My husband isn’t…

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For Our Daddies

“It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” –Friedrich Schiller Take a deep breath, and exhale. My hair explains just how frazzled I feel. It’s frizzy and sticking out in every direction, just like my thoughts. I look around the room. It’s full of boxes and the walls are…

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Time to Fly

“It’s about a girl who is on the cusp of becoming someone.. A girl who may not know what she wants right now, and she may not know who she is right now, but who deserves the chance to find out.” –Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper “Mom, do you think you’re gonna make it through…

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Lost In Translation

“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.” –Kahlil Gibran “Can I talk to you for just a second?” Louie’s piano teacher asked with a wrinkled brow and concerned look on her face as I came to pick him up for the first time.…

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Plenty to Be Thankful For

It’s over! The election is over. Everyone take a deep breath and exhale. We made it. The world did not split open and swallow up America over night. There was no zombie apocalypse, or locust plague. But, instead the sunrise greeted us in the early hours like it does everyday. And, one thing is for…

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Starvation

“I have all these great genes, but they’re recessive. That’s the problem here.” –Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes “I think this may be the most beautiful place I have ever seen,” I said to my sister as we stared out and gazed at the flowing hills where the grass gently swayed in the…

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Life in the Change

I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed. — Bill Watterson “Oh, why can’t I be graduated, yet?” Paisley asked as she slumped down on the couch holding her senior year class schedule in her hands. She is just…

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Breaking the Bank

“This day had officially punched every hole in her crazy ticket.” –Kimberly Kincaid, Drawing the Line This cannot be happening. Not after the week that I’ve had. Just a couple of days ago my car starting making some weird car noise…..again. This is the second time this week this has happened! We have already put…

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Kindness From A Stranger

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu “I can’t wait for you to come with me on my field trip tomorrow, mom,” said Paisley as I tucked her into bed. “Me, too!” I said. I really was excited about…

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