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New Adventures

I'm teaching a World Literature class right now, and we have read several epics from different ancient cultures. While we greatly overuse the word "epic" in our vocabulary’s today, the form of the epic speaks of grandeur and magnitude. Of great heroic traits and adventures. Throughout these ancient epics,  our epic heroes go on extreme journeys… Continue reading New Adventures

Faith · family · Marriage

Imaginary Animals

My sister and I have always been animal-lovers. We went through a phase in late elementary/early middle school where if we found an animal that seemed (to us) to be lost or in distress, we brought it home. My mom was not thrilled. Even earlier than that, though, with our vivid imaginations, we had imaginary… Continue reading Imaginary Animals

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Comfort in the Uncomfortable

I have lived in my house for eight years. I watched it being built, picked cabinet colors, arranged (and rearranged) the furniture, and made decorating decisions. After my separation, I made changes again and reclaimed space for myself. My home was a safe place, a place of retreat, a place where I could completely fall… Continue reading Comfort in the Uncomfortable

Faith · Life with Daisy

Walk in the Rain

How are you doing today? Me, I'm struggling. I find myself overwhelmed with anxiety. I'm not panicking out of fear of the pandemic. I see the virus in its appropriate context - absolutely something to be concerned about, to take preventive measures against, and to protect those most at risk from. But I'm not hoarding… Continue reading Walk in the Rain

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Refocus

Social media is going crazy with posts about the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone feels their opinion is the best. Everyone wants to be heard. Some people feel this whole situation is purely media-induced hysteria. Some feel politicians are seeking to take advantage of people during this time by limiting their freedoms. Some… Continue reading Refocus

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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