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What To Do When You Feel Lost As An Adult

When I was little, my parents and I went to Sesame Place, the Sesame Street theme park. My parents sat on a bench and watched as I played on one of the splash pad play grounds. Every few minutes, I would glance over to make sure they were still there. And they were. Until they…

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Rebuilding on Unchanging Grace

I participated in the Thrive Moms fall retreat on Saturday. Each of their retreats is an incredible time of reflection and growth and the best part is that it’s virtual, so I got to watch it at home, in my pjs. The theme of the retreat was “Unshakable”: each speaker focused on ways to fortify…

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Gracious and Gentle

Losing weight is hard. Like really, really hard. It’s harder than I want it to be. I’ve got an endomorphic body: lots of curves, puts on weight easily, and releases weight slowly (very, very slowly). I’m working hard at it, but it can still be discouraging. My food accountability partner (who happens to be a…

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Night Terrors

Caleb is really friendly in public. I get a lot of comments about how he never cries and he’s the perfect baby. It’s kind of infuriating. Take last night for example. Since he was about 7 months old, he’s experienced night terrors a few times a month. Usually, we go in, wake him up and…

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What’s So Amazing About Grace?

Being the nerd that I am, I went to one of my favorite books: What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey. I love the way Yancey writes for two reasons: 1) you feel like you’re chatting with a friend and 2) he says things as they are and admits that life can get messy….

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Dear Dad: Easter

Dear Dad: How on earth has it been 5 months already? I feel like it was just yesterday we were wandering along the edge of Bryce Canyon together, talking about your grandson and all the adventures we’d take him on. We celebrated Easter today (another holiday without you) and I’m seeing it in a whole…

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Dear Dad: Valentine’s Day

Dear Dad: I’ve never been a huge celebrater of Valentine’s Day; you and mom did a great job of demystifying such a silly holiday. Today just feels different – somehow this “holiday” is making me miss you more than Thanksgiving or Christmas. Every year, you always found the silliest cards and filled them with affirmations…

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