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Tresspassers will be shot

Tresspassers will be shot

It wasn't a new disagreement.  It's a situation that we have limited control over, yet it impacts us regularly.  Brad and I are pretty different, so the way we think things should be handled often conflicts.  Most of the time, we can work through our different ideas in healthy ways.  But on this night, our different personalities crashed against a situation that feels like an impenetrable wall we have struggled against for a long time.  Add a couple of dashes of we are both absolutely exhausted, and it was not going to go well.    What do you do when...

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There has been a Breach!

There has been a Breach!

I was sitting on my back porch when I distinctly heard our dog, Raleigh’s bark—off in the distance, way outside the fence. I hopped up and ran around (where people can see me) in my super puffy robe because it’s freezing (yet I insist on being outside because it’s fantastic). Anyway, I ran out in my stay-puff-marshmallow-man attire because I love this dog more than is probably healthy for a human. He ran right to me and back into the fence when I called because he is perfect. I looked around for his escape route, but I didn’t see anything...

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Lady in Chains

Lady in Chains

I was standing by her in church one Sunday, when I felt an urgency to pray for her during worship. You see, I knew what was going on in her life.  I knew how overwhelmed she was with anxiety and fear.  It had been a rough season...The lies of the enemy were loud, and she was believing them.  She was at the point where she just could not see truth for the fog.  It's so hard to watch the people you love suffer.  It's also hard to know when and how to speak truth to them, so I specifically started...

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Signs in the Sky

Signs in the Sky

When I was a little girl, I colored at least a million rainbows. They dominated the background in most of my tiny-human art. I think kids naturally add rainbows, because they inspire us and make us dream.  I think even as adults, we all get a little rush of excitement when we spot one in the sky. We innately understand that something special is happening!   The first time I learned about the scientific process that could have lead to a world wide flood, my hand hurt from scribbling notes, and my brain hurt from the fire hydrant of information....

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Earning the Right to Hold Hands

Earning the Right to Hold Hands

We were in Zambia, eating pizza as word kept coming in about how the Corona Virus was affecting everything around us.  I was helping Jean restructure our plans for teaching, and he was sharing new pieces of his story with me about his time in Zambia when he nudged me to look at Jessica and Eliza.  In the middle of an outdoor restaurant, there they sat, holding hands, tears flowing, life altering conversations happening. The world was falling apart, but they had the insight to see the more important thing for them in that moment.     I know Jess. ...

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