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life and loss

most nights i come home from work exhausted with swollen feet, but high on the joy of celebrating the miracle of new life and seeing two people become parents. i am convinced my job is one of the best in … Continue reading

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teaching is hard

teaching is hard. i never wanted to be a teacher. my two best friends are teachers. i listen to their conversations and try to learn as much as i can about their jobs so that i can know what is … Continue reading

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waiting

i hate waiting. really, i do. there are a lot of little things that annoyed me that i have learned to ignore as i have matured, but waiting is still so hard. in all the past situations and general times … Continue reading

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truth and love

the gospel is—we are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared to believe, and at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope. this is the only … Continue reading

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50 reasons why i hate Christmas lights

every year i am in charge of lighting the tree. i don’t quite remember how this started but i think it has something to do with me wanting to put up the Christmas tree before everyone else in my family. … Continue reading

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shopping-and i don’t mean the fun kind.

shopping for houses is not at all like shopping for clothes or shoes… it is tedious and sometimes nauseating. i don’t get the instant gratification of bringing something wonderful home wrapped up in a pretty bag. it is not what … Continue reading

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vanity that deceives us

“we must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured. we must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect. it is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. women fancy … Continue reading

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