The Repotting

The Repotting

I make no claims to be a great horticulturist. In fact, up until the last few years I have succeeded only in bringing every plant I’ve owned to a painful and untimely death. However, I did purchase a few little pots of shamrocks for a St. Patty’s Day celebration a few years ago that have surprisingly […]

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What to do with broken?

If you’re anything like me, everyday you’re confronted with any number of insecurities. They could be physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, or even get more creative. Insecurities are part of life. I have my list to be sure, and run through them on a fairly consistent basis. If I’m not fighting off one, it’s another. Most of […]

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Trusting again

Most of our lives are lived out of trust, at least to begin with. But sometimes trust is broken, lost or betrayed, and life afterwards will never be the same. Having recently been in a pretty substantial car accident, I’ve been impressed by how much trust it takes to drive a car. Thankfully, I haven’t […]

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That time my car got totaled…

So, you may have noticed that things have been quiet around here. Which isn’t all that strange lately, but this time I have a good reason. Two weeks ago I was driving around, minding my own business, when the next thing I knew my airbag was going off and I was straining to keep my […]

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The Root of Rebellion

Do you ever get that twitch when someone tells you to do something? You can feel your spine go a little stiff and your will braces for a fight. Why do we do that? Have you ever been reading your Bible and had the same response? This, my friends, is called rebellion, and it comes naturally […]

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Push Back

Ever feel like you’re being pushed around? Pushed by life, by people, by feelings, by everything? Ever feel little, in a big, pushy world? Sometimes I do. A few weeks ago part of my family and I went down to the great state of Virginia to visit my brother and sister-in-law. They’ve been working on their […]

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In the struggle

I’m “in the struggle”, again, and the struggle is real. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve been “out” of the struggle in the conscious past. For a while this concerned me, but no more. Why am I so content to be “in the struggle”? Simply, it means one of two things; either I am striving […]

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178 Days Follow

Most mornings find me on the couch, with coffee, breakfast, iPad and my little red journal. In my journal, each page is marked with the day, date, any holidays and a breakdown of how many days have passed this year and how many days are to follow. Today, for example: “187th day – 178 days follow” […]

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The one about getting married

A lot of people have been expressing interest in my marital status recently, mostly kindly intentioned, I’m sure. And I get it. I do. Last birthday I hit the magic number 30, which, for women at least, begins conjuring up thoughts of “old maid” and “the spinster sister”. For the past several birthdays every well-wisher […]

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I’m a doctor!

Who are we and how do we become that? This is my question. Are we something simply because we say we are, or is who we are dependent on life experience and learning? For example, I’m a doctor. Now, I’ve never been to school for that particular trade. But when I was little, a doctor […]

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