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Lucy’s Story

Lucy Francka, a junior at St. Martin School in Jefferson City, is a multi-sport standout and terrific student.  She is one of four children in a tight-knit, faith-filled family.  And for the past three years, she has also been battling an eating disorder.  After spending most of her 8th grade year in a rehab center 5-hours […]

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A New Kind of Water Challenge

After the immensely successful ice bucket challenge, it seems that everyone and their mother (and sometimes even their children or their pets) have participated in the polar plunge for ALS.   Due to all those efforts, Forbes reported that ALSA has raised more than $100 million within the span of one month, which just goes to show what incredible […]

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You’re a Sunset

My husband and I recently went on a date night to a place that teaches you how to paint.  In one night, they were to transform us into professional painters.  Okay, well, maybe not professional painters, but if my work didn’t end up looking like my one-year-old daughter did it, that was progress enough for […]

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Love: A Response to Hate

After adding my most recent post, All the Single Ladies (And Gentlemen), many of you have reached out and shared your stories.  I am grateful and humbled that you have allowed me to walk with you on your journey.  One reader, however – a woman whom I have never met or heard from before – […]

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Thank You, Come Again

Over the course of my bloggership, I have posted 60+ articles and reflections on everything from photography to faith.  In the past year alone, readers from 66 countries have stopped by to check everything out.  I need your help now, world!  I am so grateful that you swing by and I’d love to keep your […]

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The Cherry On Top

It only seems right to top off the last day of NaPoWriMo with some poetry.  And, since this Midwestern day was such a masterpiece, let me present some words about nature: “Those Who Thirst” I listento the sound of lifeas it rolls over river rocks,so smooth and tucked securely in bed.A butterfly finds reston a […]

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