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Heartblind

Have you seen this from Febreeze?  Noseblind.   The kids and I were watching something on TV and a Febreeze commercial came on.  The concept of the whole 2 minutes was that people become noseblind.  Noseblind is the inability to detect the accumulated smells in ones environment even though others can. Silly, yes, but as …

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Balance vs. Surrender

These words grabbed my attention immediately as my eyes worked across the screen.  A resounding YES bubbled up from my heart.  I’m tired of the messages, plans, worksheets that tell us we can do it all as long as we organize, manipulate and twist every minute of our day to squeeze everything out of it …

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JJ Heller and her husband Dave put out a video of a brand new song they had just written on New Year’s Day.  It went viral.  Check it out…. They sing… Let’s fight a good fight. Train our eyes to find the light.     and on they sing but I started wondering what a …

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  Over at the Tiny Twig, Hayley shares her monthly goals along with an update on the progress she made (or didn’t make) on the previous month’s goals.  I’m going to jump in here with her and let you in on what I’m working on…moving toward…hoping to accomplish.  Hayley calls these posts “Goals with Grace”. …

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The quote in the title is credited to Betty Smith and I find it delightful; smiles all around.  Words lining pages of books open doors we never could have dreamed of…bring us connection in ways we long for…leave us heaving with sobs or laughing out loud…living in lands that don’t exist…partially created by the author …

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The calendar page flips to a new year and the clatter reaches a fever pitch.  It’s all really much ado about nothing because in the end, nothing is exactly what happens.  You spend a few days or weeks with well intentioned fervor aimed at making your life everything you’ve ever wanted it to be.  THIS …

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Life without Ranch

I find ranch to be delightful.  It’s creamy (and we’ve established that I love creamy goodness..HERE), it has a tasty flavor and goes with a plethora of foods.  I’ve been enjoying ranch dip with my carrots this week and had homemade ranch on french fries this weekend.  Homemade ranch is the B.E.S.T.  I even started …

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I can trace it back to a worship tape in college…then a funeral…then another…this song that has captivated my heart and imagination for years.  The idea that my soul can be at peace and all can be well despite the circumstances at once beckons me and confounds me. The Bible speaks of it, Jesus preached …

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What I Learned in October

A favorite blogger/author of mine, Emily Freeman, has a monthly series titled “What I Learned”.  Each month she looks back on the previous month and lists a few things she found out that she hadn’t known before.  These little gems of knowledge can be serious, fun or both.  I love this for a few reasons: …

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The more time I spend with God…THE WORD…the more hungry I am to know him deeply and connect with Him through what I’m reading.  I long to understand the truth it reveals about my Creator, Savior, maker of my heart and soul.  The reality, however, is that many days while I read I’m simultaneously rehearsing …

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