Monthly Archives: March 2011

Better than rawhides…

I love how God uses all of creation to teach me stuff. Today, He taught me through my pups. Let me introduce you… Max is our brand new pup. He’s full of energy and mischief. He delights in our love, … Continue reading

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She paved the way

Here I sit, in Okinawa, Japan, and the truth is I should hate being here. Years ago my mom was imprisoned by the Japanese. From 6 to 10 years old, she was held captive on the island of Indonesia. She … Continue reading

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Camouflage Mama and True Beauty (flasback Friday)

October 15, 2006 Camouflage Mama It happens every afternoon around 4:37 p.m. I don my camouflage pants and head out the door. Sam’s bus arrives at the bottom of the hill at 4:39. She’s in high school now. Cool. Happening. … Continue reading

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So I think I can dance…

I love dancing. I enjoy doing the Macarena, the Electric Slide and the Boot Scoot Boogie. Yeah, I know. Those dances are as old as dirt. So it’s been a little while. But today I discovered Zumba. Usually when I … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being a woman (flashback Friday)

November 21, 2003 Being a woman is hard, and the traps of womanhood snare me with greater and greater frequency. It all started with the whole eyebrow waxing thing. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. How would that look? One … Continue reading

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I remember when it happened. I was working at Focus when I read the news article about the young man who went hiking in the Utah canyons—he was an adventurous guy who went off to play and explore. As he … Continue reading

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Cute boys, worthy goals and lasting life tokens (Flashback Friday)

Well, after tallying all the results, organizing them, sifting them and analyzing the polls from this week, I’ve come to a huge decision: I’m going to post whenever the stuff comes pouring out of my brain. Actually, you really helped … Continue reading

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Dance in your jammies (Part 2 to Look at me!)

Ok, so yesterday I talked about my deep need to know I matter, that I’m special to God, my family and at least a few thousand (OK, OK, 787) Facebook friends. I pooh-poohed thinking too much of the good things … Continue reading

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