relationships

Love: A Four-Letter Word

Love is a 4-letter word. A word that seems to cause so much trouble should be, I guess. I wish there was another word we could use to describe the difference between what a Christ-centered love is and what the world has confused love to be. But, we seem to interchange them so often. Our…

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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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Bits & Pieces

“There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it. But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future.” –Eleanor Brown, The Weird Sisters “Looks like someone is needing a new…

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Thanks, A lot

But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving,’ Charlie Brown. –Marcie A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving…

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Reflections

“We’re taught to expect unconditional love from our parents, but I think it is more the gift our children give us. It’s they who love us helplessly, no matter what or who we are.” -Kathryn Harrison, The Kiss Not too long ago, I had to run into the store. It was just like every other…

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Mothers

“But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.” –Mitch Albom, For One More Day I…

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Lessons From a Smoothie

“The lesson will always repeat itself, unless you see yourself as the problem–not others.” –Shannon L. Alder “I’m going to make a smoothie, do you want one?” my husband asks. Now, y’all might think that this is super nice of him to offer to make me one…and it is nice, but the timing is all…

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The Kid Who Wouldn't Eat

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien “I won’t eat it!!” I screamed. “You didn’t put sugar on it, and it’s going to taste bad.” I feel the tears go down my cheeks and drip off my chin. I see the…

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Second Chances

“Miracles were just second chances if you really thought about it–second chances when all hope was lost.” – Kaya McLaren How I Came to Sparkle Again Oh my gosh! I just went out on a date, and I had a really really good time! I lay in my bed and I think I should be…

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