Today is my birthday! I love birthdays and when mine rolls around each year I love to celebrate, not so much in big ways, but in ways that are meaningful to me. Doing things I love, with the people I love, is my idea of a perfect birthday.
When I woke up this morning, I had plans to do just that. Plans to write and possibly finish the first draft of my book. Plans to enjoy dinner with my family at Olive Garden.
However, as my day unfolded
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Today I spent some time cleaning out the folders of my email account. It’s a job I’ve needed to do for at least a couple years, yet never seemed to get to.
As I sorted through my pile of online folders, I had to laugh at the scraps I found: order receipts from 2009, forwards I tucked away and promptly forgot, a note from my aunt about who was to bring what to Thanksgiving dinner in 2010. Seeing as how my sweet aunt now spends her thanksgivings in
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Today I took my girls swimming for the FIRST time this summer.
Yes, you read that correctly. Here it is, August, and I’m just now getting my girls, and their super-cute swimsuits, into a pool.
Believe me; I am experiencing serious mom-guilt over this. At the beginning of June I promised myself that I would give my girls plenty of opportunities to swim this summer, but somehow we made it to August without the wrinkly toes and tan lines that serve as a badge of honor on
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A few weeks ago, as I was reading in my Bible, I came across Luke, Chapter 9 and the Feeding of the Five Thousand. It’s a story I have read many times but this time I noticed something fresh and new.
In verse twelve the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.” (Luke 9:12, ESV)
A desolate place?
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