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What it Means to Show Up

She was too young. Too young for cancer to steal her last breath, but that’s what cancer does. It steals time, money, life. The mother of my daughter’s friend is gone. She joined Jesus early this summer, and we were … Continue reading

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The Test Doesn’t Define You

Tonight? A reposting of a favorite. Because yesterday began two weeks of national AP testing. Because new and old students take the AP Literature test tomorrow. Because students all over our country are in the midst of state tests. Because our … Continue reading

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An Orlando Moms Blog Post…

Hello friends! (Especially email friends.) Today I’m over at Orlando Moms Blog sharing one of the major struggles I had as a new momma with my son and my daughter. So if you’re comfortable with reading all things breastfeeding, feel … Continue reading

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When Love is More Than Butterflies

I wore my aunt’s veil as I walked down the church aisle at a tender twenty-two. I stared into the eyes of a man who took my face in his gentle hands as he kissed his bride. My husband is … Continue reading

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Because Life With ADHD? Hard.

Having ADHD doesn’t faze me—most days. I don’t even think about it—most days. It’s part of me. Part of my fabric, my tapestry. But some days? It just sucks. There are days it can drag me deep down into the … Continue reading

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When Wanting More Collides With Christmas

It’s Christmas. The Season of Giving. But I’m struggling. Struggling because I want. I’ve spent the last week driving around new subdivisions. Dreaming. Houses with granite countertops and more than one kitchen drawer. Houses with more than 1000 square feet. … Continue reading

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Because Thanksgiving Changes Me

Clothes pile up in front of my washer. Baskets of clean laundry sit at the end of my unmade bed. My son scratches out letters in the dust on our end tables. Mildew plays “ring around the rosey” in our … Continue reading

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Why This Season Stills My Soul

Crimson leaves float to the ground. Cinnamon candles scent our home. Harvest pumpkins fill patches and churchyards. Burnt orange scarves pair with flip-flops. Football hums on the TV in the background. It’s Florida. It’s fall. It’s my favorite time of … Continue reading

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An Invitation Into My Mess

My greatest fear on this blogging journey? My most haunting thought as I spill my life onto the screen? My deepest dread? That you would believe my life is all together—wrapped in perfection and ribboned with ease. Because it isn’t. Instead, … Continue reading

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When We Fail Our Own Expectations

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a student. As I read her words, moving and real, I felt the still, small Voice. I knew that day, reading her heart splayed across the screen, they would resonate with … Continue reading

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