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Fireworks and faith – Finding beauty in the differences and letting our light shine.

The fourth of July holiday has passed leaving behind charred driveways and fridges full of leftovers. The red, white, and blue will soon fade as we scramble to squeeze in all we hope to accomplish this summer. Though the bright lights and loud booms of fireworks have ended, my heart is still focused on those… Continue reading Fireworks and faith – Finding beauty in the differences and letting our light shine.

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Bringing our messy hands to the cross – an Easter message

Yes, that is food on her forehead. On this particular evening, I decided to get a head start on the nightly to-do list, so I got all the baths done while supper was in the oven. Woohoo! Way to go me, being productive and efficient.   And then we ate.   This little girl knows… Continue reading Bringing our messy hands to the cross – an Easter message

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Thankful and Content

As I write this, there are almost 24 million posts on Instagram using #thankful. I love that as a nation we set aside this holiday to focus on our blessings. We are thankful for so many things (about 24 million to be exact), yet content with very few. Being thankful and being content are very… Continue reading Thankful and Content

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Declaration of Dependence

Today, we celebrate our nation’s independence. For several years, I taught the Declaration of Independence in my junior English class. It was one of my favorite pieces of American literature. It’s important to understand where we came from, and after studying numerous pieces written by the men and women who founded our country it is… Continue reading Declaration of Dependence