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Happy 100 Blog Posts!

I began this blogging journey about three years ago with an entry entitled, “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?” At the time, I had not a cent to my writing name. All I had was the understanding that writing is who I am, in the truest sense. When I wrote that […]

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Today Is More Important Than You Might Think

I look around the room at the messiness of my life. An overflowing hamper, a floor completely littered with toys, an unmade bed, and a jumbled mess of unfinished manuscript stare me in the face. Not to mention, the room reeks of my daughter’s most recent diaper deposit. It’s almost like they’re all taunting me. […]

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How to Be Resolution-less (But Not a Slob) in 2015

As the final page of my 2014 calendar floated to the floor like a wilting flower petal, I turned my eyes to the bright, new year. Each empty, white square filled me with hope; every blank space was suspense, and I waited with anticipation to discover what could come. I could jot down anything I […]

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How to Find Your Soul Mate: Find An Old Shoe

“What are you looking for in a man?” someone asked me once. And then someone else asked it again. And then the question came over and over again throughout my entire career as a single woman. At first, I didn’t have the answer. But since so many people were asking, I realized I needed to […]

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In the Midst of the Mess

I have a confession to make: The past few months of my life have been one long string of crazy.  It’s been like God swallowed my life, then coughed it back up in a tangled, icky mess. Since I began writing The Chosen Son on July 1 (which is craziness in and of itself, might I […]

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What Kind of Follower Are You?

So when I tell people I’m a follower of Jesus, I don’t just mean I click on a blue thumbs up and continue casually through my day. I don’t intend to check in on Him occasionally…after I’ve caught up on all the other things I follow.

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Apples and Oranges and Imperfections

The corners of my mouth turned down as I stared into the mirror.  There were so many other women – some of whom I could name, others I had only seen in photos – whose bodies were less bulky, whose stomachs were flatter, whose limbs were lithe, whose hips were actually meant for child-bearing.  Mine […]

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Hey Mama

After a Saturday morning meeting with my writing group and an afternoon interview for a magazine article, I strolled back home where my husband and daughter awaited. “I don’t know how you do it,” my husband said, motioning to the squawking infant at his feet.  “I literally don’t know you do this all day every […]

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All the Single Ladies (and Gentlemen)

“So, what’s been going on in your life lately?” I asked my friend after dinner one night.  I tucked my leg beneath me on the couch, swooped a wild strand of unwashed hair behind my ear, and waited to hear about her exciting new job.  Instead, she sighed. “Oh, you know, just wanting this.”  She […]

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Land Ho!

With a fleet of three ships, Christopher Columbus voyaged to the edge of the earth.  Only he never got there.  The ledge continually escaped his grasp, moving further forward, further forward.  Soon, he and his boys discovered that the world might not be flat after all.  Then, after years of battling the stillness of windless […]

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