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A Single Rose

A Single Rose

There is a single rose hanging by a broken stem outside my window. One single rose hanging on a dried bush. See how she hangs on, though tossed by the wind.

This year has been a year of thorns; death, loss, brokenness, loneliness, abandonment.

And this year has been a year of roses too. Not the pretty ones from the greenhouse. No, the sturdy ones that hang on by a thread. The ones that are a bit beaten down and broken. The rose that hangs on by a limb as if to say I’m still here...

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Growing Your Marriage

Growing Your Marriage

The last blog I wrote was a marriage rant. I do love to have a good rant about marriage because it’s something I am...

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The Miracle of Adoption

The Miracle of Adoption

I will never forget the first time I held  her in my arms. Her brows were furrowed as she looked up at me...

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A Marriage Rant

A Marriage Rant

Today, August 5th, is my 3 year wedding anniversary. 

I got married 10 days after I turned 21 and 6 months after I got engaged...

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When Mother’s Day Belongs to Someone Else

When Mother’s Day Belongs to Someone Else

Thoughts on grief, step-momming, and Mother’s Day

What comes to your mind when you hear the word, “mother”? I would guess that, like...

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Marriage

Marriage

I have been married for 3 years. That’s not a ton of experience, but I think it’s enough to at least have an opinion.

Marriage...

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You Got Nothing

You Got Nothing

Recently, I’ve come to realize that at least one of the reasons my daughter was put here on this earth was to point out...

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Why Thanksgiving Matters

Why Thanksgiving Matters

I am well aware that this week is Thanksgiving and our readers are focused on turkey handovers and pigskin competitions – so, I thought...

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Bridge Crossing Takes Faith

Bridge Crossing Takes Faith

Over the summer we took our kids hiking. Outside. Extreme heat. High altitude.

All things I desperately hate.

But their mother thinks it is important that...

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Jesus Takes Care

Jesus Takes Care

My middle son started kindergarten this year. He’s been in for about three weeks, without much issue. He’s transitioned well, been tired but not...

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