Category Archives: Being Present

A New Year

In a few moments the calendar will flip to a new page with a new year.  2017.  In so many ways, saying this brings relief.  I have high hopes for 2017.  I am so weary from 2016.  And yet, I … Continue reading

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Christmas is for Foster Parents

Christmas is for foster parents. It’s for the ones who’ve dreamed of a Christmas morning with children for years, but are now thinking how much more enjoyable it would be without them. It’s for the foster mom whose husband won’t … Continue reading

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When Eating Pizza was the most Spiritual Moment of your Day

Tonight a friend from church invited us over for a casual pizza dinner. Me, the fellow, and both the girls. We ate pizza with this little family of 3 and I got teary-eyed when it was time to leave. We … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Thirty

I’ve been looking forward to turning 30 for a few years now.  I’ve always felt older than my age, so in my head I’ve been 30 for awhile.  I’ve always thought it would be the best compliment for someone to … Continue reading

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The Milestone of Year One

It’s been one year. A whole year! As with most major life events, in some ways it feels like it was just yesterday, and in other ways it seems like it took places years and years ago. I have lived … Continue reading

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2014 is Scary

Does the start of a new year scare anyone else besides me? Sure, I get excited with everyone else about the start of a fresh year, and I watch the ball fall in Times Square, and make a lot of … Continue reading

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The State of Being

She holds a glass of water up to her lips every time she’s trying not to cry, as if that glass rim can hold tight a lip from trembling, which in turn can keep the tears from spilling.  Life is … Continue reading

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Marriage, Marriage, Everywhere

The topic of marriage seems to be hitting me from all sides lately.  Whether it’s in someone’s blog, a sermon, or the fact that half of my facebook friends have turned into self-made photographers and are filling their pages with … Continue reading

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Graduations, Birthdays, and Rambling

SO many college graduations are happening this weekend!  It’s making me nostalgic.  First, my closest friend in Greensboro just graduated with her PhD today (Yay Christine!), which has me thinking of my college graduation.  I was nowhere close to getting … Continue reading

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Weekend Wishes…

May your weekend be filled with small graces and large joys.   May you spend time with the children in your life, and laugh more than makes sense.   May you extend grace to those who frustrate you, time to … Continue reading

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