Category Archives: Small Graces

The Human Heart

This past weekend my church hosted a winter clothing give-away to the homeless and refugees in our area.  This is the 4th year, and more and more people keep coming.  I’ve had a more involved role this year, and while … 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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So, I Donated a Kidney.

Three weeks ago, I donated my left kidney.  I didn’t think I would blog about it.  Only a handful of people even know I did it.  I didn’t think people needed to know. But now that I’m three weeks out … 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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Grumpy or Grateful?

It’s another day.  Another day where I judge people for what they buy and how they act.  Another day where I feel I have the right to the newest apple product, a dog (or a husband for that matter), and … Continue reading

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Backwards is Still Forwards

I’m at a point this week where I’m just frustrated that I’m not “getting ahead”.  I have plans and goals.  I’m on my way towards them, and then it feels like I’m moving backwards.  Once I feel this way in … Continue reading

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A Week of Loss

I don’t handle loss well.  Actually, there are a lot of things in life I don’t handle well.  But we won’t focus on those right now!  There is something about losing a loved one–through death or an end of the … Continue reading

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Death Has Been Conquered

The second evening after my grandpa’s soul passed into the heavenly realms, I get a brief moment with my grandma. “Grandma, how are you doing?  Are you okay?” I ask, ready to hear the worst, not afraid to share in … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Peace

There is something in my heart that loves movies and stories when someone moves from total sickness to health and wholeness.  Take the movie “The Lord of the Rings” for instance.  After Frodo is stabbed by the ring-wraiths he quickly enters death’s … Continue reading

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God of Big and Small

This past week I had the trauma privilege of undergoing an echocardiogram.  This is basically ultrasound technology that uses sound waves to take pictures of my heart.  I was able to see a bit of the screen as the technician … Continue reading

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