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The Woman on the Plane

“I think they double-booked our seats.” I looked across the aisle at the petite, curly-haired woman, who appeared to be about my age. She was talking with a young couple, who were occupying two seats together on the airplane. After studying their tickets, everyone realized the young woman from the couple was supposed to be […]

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Look Up!

I watched the mother and father at the nearby restaurant table actively attending to their four young children. Nostalgia hit me as I remembered our family doing the same so many years ago. The 8-year-old was busily eating his hamburger. The two-year-old twins were snuggled on the lap of their mother, who was encouraging them […]

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Goodbye Perfectionism. Hello Joy!

I sometimes struggle with perfectionism, and those feelings often try to block me from doing something, telling me I’m not good enough, inadequate, and unable. If I let those feelings stay around long enough, a heavy weight of responsibility replaces the joy in my life. The Lord showed me something wonderful this past week, and […]

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It’s a Dog’s Life

My husband David with Henry and Grace We currently have 3 big dogs in our house. Grace, a mellow golden retriever, belongs to us. Henry, a feisty and cuddly Vizsla, belongs to one of our daughters, who is living at home for a season. Lexie, an affectionate and happy mixed breed, belongs to another daughter and […]

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