Scripture Reflections

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2013

glue stick

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A few months after my 20th birthday, I stood at the altar with my teenage groom and said “I do” to the man that I first met in Kindergarten. Though we had moved well beyond the cut and paste lessons of elementary school, we had no idea exactly how much those lessons would find their way back into our relationship.

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A promise for New Orleans

November 5, 2013

As I write, I am sitting at the DFW terminal awaiting my flight to the International Dyslexia Association National Conference in New Orleans. I’m filled with a strange combination of nerves and excitement. For the calming of my nerves I reflect on a Bible passage that I felt spoken to my heart over a month […]

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The leash law of romance

October 25, 2013

As a teenager I was taught that boys are like dogs. They know what they want, but the girl holds the leash. The girl sets the limits. While I wouldn’t refer to my husband as a dog, the analogy stuck with me. Unfortunately it appears that today’s single women have lost their leashes. The idea […]

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Fruits of the Spirit

October 18, 2013

I’ve been taught the Fruits of the Spirit most of my life. I learned as a child that they aren’t like coconuts, they are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I can list them and name them and pray about them, but in my Bible study this week, I was challenged […]

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Clothed in love

October 1, 2013

I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. No amount of exercise has helped me; it has just made my physical exhaustion match my emotional exhaustion. Quite honestly I’ve felt used, overwhelmed, and ready to toss up the white flag. For the first time in a long time I honestly fantasized about what life would be […]

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Raising Doubting Thomas

September 20, 2013

My kids are little testers. I have one that tests gravity by using the tops of swing sets (and occasionally house roofs) as balance beams, one that tests every warning for accuracy (including licking a pan to verify that it truly is hot like Mom said), and one that wants proof of biblical teachings. Three […]

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Touch

September 17, 2013

I have a very touchy family, and I mean that in a good way. I touch my kids every time they are within arm’s reach whether it’s a touch on the shoulder, a pat on the back, or poke in the ribs. My husband and I are the same way. And I love it. Tweet

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