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For her curls

As I gear up to go back to work full-time this fall, transitioning from an adjunct instructor to a full-time English instructor, I find myself fluctuating between excitement and eager anticipation and anxiety and grief as I let go of this period of my life--the stay-at-home mom phase. No longer will Maggie's cute babbling on… Continue reading For her curls

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Here’s your sign

*Today's post is written by my friend and regular contributor, Debra Dickey. Thanks for sharing your insights with us, Debra!* I agree with Moses.  “God, if You are not coming with me, don’t make me go!”  …but if have to, then please, please, please give me a sign!!   [Moses actually says, “If Your Presence will… Continue reading Here’s your sign

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My leap of faith, part one

*Today's post is part one in a two-part series by my friend LaTresha Woodruff-Johnson. I'm thankful God places inspiring, compassionate women like her in my life. Stay tuned this week for part two.* I love the LORD; I am not afraid to say it.  In fact, I’ll take any opportunity to tell people that I… Continue reading My leap of faith, part one

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You can go your own way

My boyfriend in college once told me that I reminded him of the female character in a Celtic song who was forever "chasing cannonballs." He was right. I have been notorious for stubbornly making my own decisions. I often refer to this tendency as my "God versus Bethany" struggle. For years, mostly due to some… Continue reading You can go your own way

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Day 8–A family in the making

*Thanks to Michelle Young for serving as today's guest contributor. Check out her artwork on her Facebook Page MY Moments.*   In November 2005, Jerry and Nancy Young opened up their home to two little boys named Kolby and Kaleb. It was the week of Thanksgiving when Joe and I met these boys for the… Continue reading Day 8–A family in the making

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What will be on your gratitude list in 2013?

*Special thanks to Henry Petty for serving as today's guest contributor, AGAIN! He's such a huge help to me in keeping this blog going during times when I'm busier. I am so thankful for him and for other friends who have stepped up and written posts for the blog. As you read this post, contemplate… Continue reading What will be on your gratitude list in 2013?

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Timing

For me, life's all about timing. I could list multiple examples of moments when I made poor decisions, or when the decision wasn't necessary bad, but the timing was off. That trend seems to be more prevalent when I'm doing my own thing and not really open to listening to what God has to say… Continue reading Timing