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Dissonance

I remember attending my first Twelve Step recovery meeting ever. It was an open meeting, and I attended with a friend. I listened. I learned a lot and felt that even though what people were sharing didn't totally apply to me, there was something warm and familiar about it all the same. I couldn't put… Continue reading Dissonance

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The greatest love

Today's post is written by my friend Betty Gail Jones. Thank you, Betty Gail, for the beautiful reminder of the greatest love of all. There once was a man who lived in perfect paradise where he was surrounded by riches and beauty.  Every hour was filled with wonderful music, and he continually experienced peaceful serenity… Continue reading The greatest love

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Chasing rabbits

I must be brief this morning. My toddler is still quietly sleeping in her crib, curled up in a little pink ball. Last night, she resisted her normal 7:30 p.m. bedtime and wanted to watch an extra episode of Curious George, her current favorite cartoon. After that, she pitter-pattered around the house, dragging her "Good… Continue reading Chasing rabbits

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Day 28: Happy Thanksgiving!

*I'm thankful today for my pastor, Paul Seay, who wrote Day 28's post for the Dear Gratitude project.* “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”—Philippians 4:6 NRSV Dear Readers, I don’t know why I am a reluctant blog writer, but… Continue reading Day 28: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Day 19: Dear future Christie

*Day 19 of the Dear Gratitude project features a post written by my friend Christie Chism to her future self. What would you write to YOUR future self?*

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What does EASTER mean to you?

*Much thanks to Debra Dickey-Liang for serving as today's guest contributor!* E is for eggs we deco-ra-ted, A is for all of them to hide. S is for children who were see-king, T is for the tots who find the most. E is for extra help from Mommy, R is running back when you are… Continue reading What does EASTER mean to you?

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Day 10–Dearly loved

*Big thank you to my friend Kelly Booy for agreeing to contribute to the "28 days of love" project!* I have had a consistent prayer for contentment these last couple of years!  My awareness of this need came one summer day in 2009 while on a walk in the Dutch farmlands.  A quiet, picturesque moment… Continue reading Day 10–Dearly loved