How to Matter

Aug 06

How to Matter

Want a great movie for your next movie night?  Try Julie and Julia.  Here are two women, feeling a little lost, and finding their way ahead through food.  Brilliantly done, deliciously filmed, funny, a little sad, challenging, triumphant.  It’s about love, life, discovering, and mattering. Mattering.  That”s a big theme for me these days. A few weeks...

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I'm Gonna Fly

Jun 25

I'm Gonna Fly

Way back in the 80’s Amy Grant wrote a song called “I’m Gonna Fly”  I loved that song – it touched my heart somehow, and has sort of become my anthem.  Sometimes it’s gotten lost in the detritus of life, but it always re-emerges.  Take a listen: Now, if you’ve been reading my blog even sporadically, you have to know that...

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To be (validated) or not to be (validated)

Jun 18

To be (validated) or not to be (validated)

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about who I really am. I’ve spent my whole life trying to be “seen” as if I was afraid of being nobody if I weren’t seen in a big way by somebody. Many of the truly poor decisions of my life have been made as a result of my need to be recognized, affirmed, and validated. My platform for most of...

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Living Free – Part 4

Apr 13

Living Free – Part 4

Those of you who have been tracking with this blog know that our family is walking through some challenging times with regards to our faith.  If you want to see the rest of the conversation, you can read these posts in this order: Living Free – Doing Life Differently He Loves Me! In His Steps This morning I was listening to anotther of the podcasts from...

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In His Steps

Mar 31

In His Steps

Tom and I are continuing our journey in learning to “Live Free”.  It’s been challenging, scary, tearful, and exhausting, but we’ve also seen where it’s going to bring freedom and truth to our faith. I remember when I first started homeschooling, I wondered if I was “qualified” enough to do it. I had partial teacher training...

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He Loves Me!

Mar 05

He Loves Me!

Over the past several months I’ve been seriously re-assessing my understanding of my Christian walk.  A number of things have happened to jar my complacency, and I have developed an ever growing hunger to really understand what it means when Jesus says “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10b) I started to share...

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