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Sitting comfortably: Gratitude & couches

Last night, my friend Janet and I shared our dreams with one another. I'm not talking about lofty dreams about life goals. No. I'm talking about couches. Yes. Couches. #MomGoals "I just want a deep, rich blue couch. I love blue. Royal blue, you know, and textures. Lots of textures." I think Janet might have… Continue reading Sitting comfortably: Gratitude & couches

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Gratitude on a cardboard sign

Today's post is written by one of my current college students, Kaleb Mendoza. I love his expression of gratitude in this essay.  In everything you do and everything you accomplish, you should give grace for the opportunities you get in life. I am a very religious man, raised from two great parents who taught me… Continue reading Gratitude on a cardboard sign

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#firstworldprobs

One in 10 children lives in a country or region defined by armed conflict. This means about 230 million children grow up in the midst of war and serious conflict, according to the 2015 UNICEF Report. Many of these children experience bomb attacks in their schools and homes. Many of them are kidnapped, raped, sexually… Continue reading #firstworldprobs

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#bestprobs

Let me give you guys a quick snapshot of my life right now. I'm wrapping up my position as a full-time faculty member at a community college, grading finals like a demon while saying plenty of sad goodbyes to colleagues and students. I receive daily emails which I print  out to add to my "kudos"… Continue reading #bestprobs

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Not-so-manic Mondays

Thanks for serving as today's guest contributor, Henry Petty! For more from Henry, check out his blog and vlog. http://youtu.be/s48kuKLf0mE While going up in the elevator at work this morning, it was a bit overcrowded and one person didn’t want to join us, yet there was clearly room for one more. I chalk it up… Continue reading Not-so-manic Mondays

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The tree line

Thank you, Debra Dickey-Liang, for sharing your insights and writing with us today! When my dog Maddie and I go for walks on the weekends, I typically choose a route that meanders through my Dad’s pastures behind my house.  Not only does Maddie enjoy all the things that dogs enjoy out in a pasture, but… Continue reading The tree line

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Just

I sat across from a friend a few weeks ago, watching huge tears well up in her eyes. She'd had one of those magic yet painful moments when God connects all the dots and shows you exactly what He meant when He urged you to X, Y, or Z. She was also hurting. Feeling overwhelmed… Continue reading Just