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The Bench

Sometimes there’s one moment in time that changes all the rest. Of course, the moment of meeting the man who one day becomes your husband is monumental. However, as relationships grow and develop, there are often other moments that become cornerstones of change. It was Sunday, November 1, 2015. I was giddy with excitement as … Continue reading »

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Dancing in the Middle of the Mess

I spent 2 hours this afternoon cleaning out, scrubbing, and organizing our refrigerator… only to have the freezer start leaking water out onto the floor when I was finished. It’s not the first time this has happened; I was just hoping that last week’s plumber visit would have solved the problem. But here we are, … Continue reading »

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Give Thanks

It has been so much fun to decorate my new house. After our wedding, I moved in, unpacked my belongings, and got to work hanging pictures and thoughtfully setting out decorations in each room. As the season of fall approached, I enjoyed putting out colorful leaves, turkeys, pumpkin candles, and reminders to give thanks. This … Continue reading »

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The Lord Has Been GOOD

Psalm 92:1-4 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,     to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;  to declare Your steadfast love in the morning,     and Your faithfulness by night,  to the music of the lute and the harp,     to the melody of the lyre.  For You, O Lord, have made me … Continue reading »

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Waiting for God’s Provision

For years we had been waiting and praying. It seemed as if maybe God’s plan was for us to live lives of singleness for His glory. However, on September 25, 2015, Chris and Lyssa Jones organized a double date to introduce me to a man named Steve Turner. “You two just need to meet!” was … Continue reading »

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The Power of a Thank You

At the end of January, many of my students were well below grade level in reading. I decided it was time to hit them hard with the reality that their reading future was in their own hands. I gathered the students around my rocking chair. When I asked how many of my 23 students actually … Continue reading »

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