The one about getting married

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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Are you still good?

I remember the first personal experience I had with the goodness of God. Ironically, it was at the tail end of one of the most difficult seasons I’ve lived through. After what had seemed like a crushing of everything I had worked for and everything I had dreamed would come, God taught me that in […]

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I’m never going to change (and I don’t have to!)

I have long wondered why God made me like He did, and I have long wanted to change. Kind of like plastic surgery, but for my personality. I look around and say, “I wish I had that nose, with that chin, in combination with those cheekbones…” If I could only mix and match the features […]

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The day God changed

I neither love nor hate change… or perhaps it’s better put that I both love and hate change. I cherish consistency, and yet, if something isn’t working then I want to figure out how to do it differently. I guess the most accurate answer is that I desire efficiency; if that means staying the same […]

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Neither do I condemn you

There’s a lot being said about judgment these days. It’s very common to hear the verse, “judge not, lest ye be judged” quoted, usually by people defending themselves. This is a topic that has never sat well with me, mostly because I believe we are dealing with a word’s connotation (what we think about or […]

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Try something different

We are a people of routines. Even people who like to think themselves sporadic and unorganized are ritualistic at their core. Routines, or chain reactions are paramount to our existence. They allow us to proceed through our daily functions with a level of “auto pilot”. It’s probably not something you consciously do, rather these are […]

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Come Out Of Hiding

How many times have I heard the account of the woman who was healed by touching the hem of Jesus’ robe? Possibly thousands. What I love about the Bible is that you can read, hear or listen to teaching on the same portion repeatedly, and still learn something new every time. Here’s what struck me recently […]

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Low Tide

I’ve always loved the ocean. I love the strength, beauty and consistency. Its cycles are predictable, and yet, the deadliest mistake you can make with the ocean is to assume you’ve got it all figured out. Today I’m here, sitting at my favorite spot. Right now it’s low tide. As I look across the inlet […]

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Grace all around

We all have our moments. We all have moments when we really shine. Moments of generosity. Moments of self-sacrifice. Moments of courage and strength. Moments where we are living in the fullness of who God made us to be, those moments when we’re amazing! We also all have moments where we crash and burn. Moments […]

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