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On Being A Stay At Home Mom: It’s All About Me

I’m an avid reader, for those of you who don’t really know me.  I’m no way the bookiest person out there, but I average about 3 books a month.  But the crazy thing is, honestly, I can count the number of parenting books I’ve read on one hand.  Truly, I can only count 5 books […]

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Gift of Truth

Me: “You are racist.” She: “Racism exists.  You are choosing to participate in racist ways.” Which one is better? My comment was used in part of a longer example in discussing discrimination and reconciliation.  She picked up on my hypothetical comment and suggested how I might say it better, citing word choice as a large, contributing factor in […]

Just a Change of Scenery

I was talking to a missionary friend of mine a couple weeks back.  For her and her family, this is a new adventure, but the honeymoon period is wearing off.  They’re now used to the un-American plumbing, the native grocery shopping, and the too-small taxis for their tall American frames.  They’re still learning the language, […]

Is There a Happy Middle-Ground?

>I’m blogging because, for me, right now, it’s the happy middle-ground between escaping into my Netflix instant queue and being super proactive in researching church membership, statistics, options, scripture references, and the like. I don’t want to work that hard on something that might not end up mattering, but I don’t feel like escaping is […]

The 7th Year Sabbath

“Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its produce, but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave, the beasts of the field may eat. In like manner you shall do with your vineyard and your olive […]

In the Tension Between Church and God

>I’m living in the tension between the Church and God. I’m not angry with the Church. I’m not hurt. I don’t have any personal vendetta against the organized Church. I’m not jaded. I’m just kind of . . . done. But not really. It’s hard to explain. A couple weeks back I had a conversation […]

Changes Ahead

>This weekend, in just two days, we are moving. Along with the change of location, I have begun to re-inventory my life and my trajectory. I am making some changes and sharpening my focus. This blog will be more focused as well. Some of you may love it. Some of you will not. But hopefully […]

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