Not a Single Hour

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?  Not a single hour.  It’s simply stated in…
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One of the emerging themes that has come up during weekly therapy sessions has been balance.  The need for balance.  The importance of balance. It’s a daily goal, in practical ways and for broad concepts. And while it’s something to strive for, I also have to remember I don’t have control. God does.  I can…
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The Mugs and Our 10th Anniversary

Today would have been our 10th wedding anniversary. I KNOW.  I was so proud when we made it past the six month mark of dating, which was a personal record.  Then each year passed and our marriage became more complex, stronger, and better.   A dear friend is getting me, my mom, and the kids into Disneyland…
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The Widow Status

As I was filling out a prayer card at church today, I noticed something in the demographic section that got my thought process whirling.  The only options to check were single or married.  Being single matters. Being married matters. We all matter.  But it bothered me. It bothered me because, if relationship status matters, I desire to have…
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A Weekend in Dallas

My older daughter and I flew to Texas for the tenant’s wedding this past weekend.  Before Simon got sick, we had out-ruled attending her wedding due to finances and because it was so close to our own anniversary.  Finances worked out and unfortunately there were now no conflicting anniversary plans, so I jumped at the…
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Reconciliation: Part Two

This is a two part post about a reconciled friendship.  Part One is my version and can be found here. Part Two is a guest post from the best friend’s perspective. Life is fragile and precious and fleeting.  Holding onto hurt just isn’t worth it. No matter how deep rooted, no matter how big and…
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