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Convinced: Part 2

A few months ago I wrote a blog about healing. I explained that while there are things that may cause me to question or fret, there is one thing of which I am sure. Way down deep in my gut I know…I am CONVINCED…

January 25, 2013
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Dates of Desperation

We celebrate a lot of things. Birthdays, anniversaries, first dates, first steps… We commemorate the times in life when we are happiest. On these occasions I am usually the first to order the cake. I sometimes even celebrate a good Tuesday with a cake. (What?…

November 1, 2012
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Zoe Regina. My niece. My namesake. The meaning of her name is “life” and “queen.” God created her to live a royal life. God doesn’t make mistakes. He uses the imperfections of our world to show grace, do good and bring glory. He gives…

March 4, 2011
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open hands

From the second Brynna entered the world, I had to let her go.  Ten minutes before she was born, they said she wasn’t breathing well and it was necessary to get her out immediately.  I had to let go of that vision I had…

August 1, 2010
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Our girls…

First came Imani MacKenzie Grace, my 9-year-old -going-on-20 goddaughter. She may be the smartest person I’ve ever met…and I’ve met a lot of people. She is not satisfied to hear a fact, she wants to know everything about it and then teach it to…

July 22, 2010
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This past week, I put Brynna’s hair in pigtails for the first time. I thought it was so adorable, I’ve subjected the poor girl daily to the scalp-reddening, face-lifting torture I hated growing up. As I wrestled my little ball of energy into the…

July 15, 2010
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I’m Grateful

When I was in middle school, my friends and I made up a game. We’d walk up to friends, teachers, strangers at the mall…and ask them to tell us one thing for which they are grateful. We usually played it on a day that…

December 21, 2009