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Kindred Hearts

Sometimes the struggle to find the right words seems impossible. The moments when you aren’t sure what to say so it seems easier to simply stay quiet. To empathize with others in their pain, means to carry their burden and their heartache as if it were your own. To honor their...

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Waiting.

Waiting. What is this season of waiting and what exactly is the (unseen) purpose? Often in seasons of waiting I find myself in angst. Unsure of how to calmly and peacefully sit in what feels like an endless cycle of wondering: what’s next, where to go from here, what exactly is...

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Spring Forward

Spring is just around the corner. And by corner, I’m quite sure that means at least two more cataclysmic snow storms, a few more weeks of below thirty-degrees and, at best, another month of winter boots and coats. {Just around the corner though!}     What else is...

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Holding Out For Hope

  Do you find yourself hoping for more? Do you hope for more money in your bank account? Do you hope for a new beginning, a resolve to the previous ending in your life? Do you hope for things to calm down or things to stir-up?     How about hope for your kids? What do...

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Dear Dad,

Hey Dad? I know you don’t think you being here matters much. I know you think you don’t have much to offer in the way of raising kids, but I don’t think that way. I see you go to work every day, even at night sometimes, I see you tired and worn out on the couch. I know you’re...

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To Mom:

Dear Mom,Take a second. Look around. Listen. I hear the kids fighting in the next room. I see the laundry over there in half, color- coded piles...endless. I see the dishes mounting and the growling tummies and the daily packed lunches. Balanced some days and not-so-much the...

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New Year. New Perspective.

New Year, New…Perspective? When I think back to one year ago, I reminisce about a world that feels so foreign and beyond what our expectations of the last ten months could have brought us. We were naive to the complications of a world that would be shaken in tumult simply from...

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Yet Hope Remains

There are days.  There are days when it feels like the rain just won’t stop. Like the wind is blowing and the leaves are howling, like the sound of the cold droplets keep beating on my old pane glass windows. It’s cold. It’s damp. I don’t like the outside right now. There...

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The Truth About Fall

Autumn. The miraculous time of year where woman thrive in their warm, blanket-like ponchos and trendy duck boots. Coffee flavors explode into all-things pumpkin and outdoor festivities seem prominent around every turn. Children prepare their costumes for October’s end and...

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