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Burn the Ships

In 1519, Hernan Cortes arrived in a "new world" with more than 600 men. Cortes is remembered for conquering the Aztecs. He has also made his way into pop culture by inspiring a popular phrase, "burn the ships." The popular story recounts Cortes ordering his men to burn their ships, saving only one to send… Continue reading Burn the Ships

Faith · Marriage

“The One”

Good news - Jon and I have been declared compatible. I know everyone was on the edge of their seats waiting for that news. Well, we completed a premarital assessment with my counselor and we are, in fact, compatible. We are in agreement about most things and are working on developing strong communication and good… Continue reading “The One”

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One Job

We have one job. Just the one.

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The Difference of a Year

I have a hard time rereading my journals sometimes. Even before I started blogging, I was journaling often. Many of the entries are full of despair. The following is an entry from exactly a year ago. It isn't refined or edited (except for spelling and grammar - I couldn't help myself). But this is an… Continue reading The Difference of a Year

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Anemic Prayers

I have just recently started listening to podcasts. Several people have recommended different podcasts to me (including the Office Ladies Podcast, which I am listening to now), plus two friends and co-workers of mine launched a podcast in January. I listen to each week's session of "The Bible Guys" now, too. In last week's episode,… Continue reading Anemic Prayers

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February 14th

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." - Aristotle "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller "There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." - George Sand If we… Continue reading February 14th

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The Car Wreck

The car wreck left Janie in a critical state. She survived. But the road to recovery was a long one. While the external cuts and bruises healed quickly, Janie was confined to a hospital bed for longer than she liked, longer than the doctors originally planned, because her internal injuries caused several complications and took… Continue reading The Car Wreck

Faith · teaching

Everything Counts

Someone, somewhere, started perpetuating the lie that there are no stupid questions. I'm not sure who this person was or why they thought it necessary to make that statement, but they were wrong. Here are a few questions that drive most educators crazy: "Did I miss anything while I was out last week?" - Nope,… Continue reading Everything Counts

Faith · Life with Daisy

Panic

I think I lost a year of my life Thursday night. (No, I am never at all even slightly dramatic; why do you ask?) As I was driving to my small group meeting last night, I received a notification from my home security app, informing me that my front door was left open. Except, I… Continue reading Panic

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Failing Already

A new year always seems to inspire us to change in the best possible ways. Though we are hesitant (sometimes even hostile) to change any other time, at the start of a new year we go out of our way to create change. If things haven't been going great, we vow to wipe last year's… Continue reading Failing Already