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Faith

The blessings of late nights

I had planned a thoughtful post, filled with the revelations I’ve been seeing lately, but to be honest, I am tired. I sit here after...

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Faith

The fabric of our lives … is not cotton

I had decided that I had enough friends. We were preparing to move to a small town in Ohio, for only a year mind you, and I was content...

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FaithWriting

Just another lullaby

I don’t pretend to be a great writer. I write because it is my journal and my release, and I write publicly because I hope that...

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Parenting

Who is that crazy lady?

Someone might see me at times and think, “Just who is that crazy lady?” It might be when I’m singing the Barney song and...

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FaithParenting

Omniscient Grace

Sometimes we learn amazing lessons about God from our children. Unconditional love. Instant forgiveness. Pure joy. But sometimes God uses...

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Faith

Who am I? I am…

Who am I? I’ve always had many answers for that question. At different points in my life and in different conversations, I would have...

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Faith

Getting nothing done?

I often lie in bed at night and either think to myself or say aloud to my husband “I got absolutely nothing done today.” It is usually...

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FaithRare Disease

I’ll take Blessed, with a side of MPS

I often say that I wouldn’t wish MPS on anyone else. The heartache, the initial despair, the sorrow that somehow something you did...

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Faith

A Life, Distracted

We grow up. We go to college (or not). We meet a wonderful person. We get married. We have children. We work. We play. We sleep (or not so...

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Rare Disease

Is there a downside?

Since Case was diagnosed, I felt compelled to find the bright side. That is not to say that I was happy and optimistic all the time –...

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