Harvey: Thoughts After the Storm

Enduring Harvey these last few days has been surreal, to say the least. Before this week, I'd never had the number to the Coast Guard sitting on my kitchen counter, just in case my family may need to be rescued from high floodwater. The devastation is far-reaching, and efforts to rebuild will last for months …

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Humbly Handling the Terrible Twos

My son has officially reached what is popularly known as "the terrible twos." This stage literally came on overnight. Just when I began thinking that my parenting was off the charts (ha!) and that he would completely skip the "terrible two" stage, I was knocked off my high-horse and found out what this fit-throwing, instruction-ignoring, …

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Running the Race With Thankfulness

  I have a love-hate relationship with running. Typically, I jog two to three miles several times a week, but by no means do I consider myself a true "runner." Running with a jogging stroller is brutal; nevertheless I push through it and manage an average pace of 11-13 minutes per mile, depending on the day. Pitiful, …

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Strangers and Exiles Seeking a Homeland

There are many ideas and opinions floating around concerning President Trump's recent executive order on refugees. Without a doubt, it's a touchy subject, and (maybe to your relief) I'm not writing this post to give my two cents on the matter. But this current "hot topic" in the news, along with the division, protests, and …

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In This World You Will Have Trouble…

How do you usually react when trials and troubles come your way? What is your response when your soul grows weary and the burden you carry seems almost unbearable? For me, trials often initially cause a particular response to bubble-up within my soul. An attitude of self-pity and a no-one-around-me-could-possibly-understand-what-I'm-going-through mindset are usually my first …

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The More I Grow, the Less I Know: I am a Worrier

I have a confession to make: I am a worrier. I've heard it said before that worry is one of those "respectable sins." You know, sins like adultery or murder are seen as heinous, while other sins, such as gluttony or worry, tend to be overlooked or are viewed as the not-so-bad brand of sin. …

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