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Guest Post: The Savvy Traveler on a Budget

  I remember shortly after my boyfriend started dating, he said to me, “You know, you’re kind of a baller for being a teacher.”  While I appreciated the compliment (I expected to go my entire life without being called a “baller”), I wondered if he was insinuating that I maybe spend a little bit more…… Continue reading Guest Post: The Savvy Traveler on a Budget

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Don’t not be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else

    Better to be a lone duck, then to be like everybody else.   We were all created uniquely with different talents, features, and personalities. You were created to do great things. God knew you before you were born. Do not fall into the sinful ways of the world. Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the…… Continue reading Don’t not be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else

Christianity · Uncategorized

Raising a son

My son. Master Lego builder. Creative genius. Entrepreneurial spirit. Mama’s boy. Daddy’s right hand man. Backwards shirt Inside out blue jeans Shoes on wrong feet Socks often worn for days My little man is home sick from school today.  He is the kid who runs fresh from the bath right outside to a dirt pile.…… Continue reading Raising a son

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Grief, child loss, and life

Child.  Death.  Funeral.  Grief.  Survival.  New normal. Unfortunately, it is not as rare as you would think. These words stop me cold EVERY SINGLE TIME I see them. Since losing David, my eyes are open to the plight of the bereaved everywhere, especially in my own community.  A week ago my own small community faced the…… Continue reading Grief, child loss, and life