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A Brand New Mind: How to Think Like a Grace Girl

A Brand New Mind: How to Think Like a Grace Girl Truly, I crave being made new. Yesterday was the pits for me.  I was laid out all day with a headache.  Finally, I had to take something that left me dopey and unable to function… and I could hear my heartbeat banging in my head. In my misery and patheticness, I had three very vivid ideas. Vaguely, I remember, I jotted them down and look forward to spending time …

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Girls in SUVs Talking Out Loud to Jesus: How to Perfect Your Prayer Life

Girls in SUVs Talking Out Loud to Jesus: How to Perfect Your Prayer Life I know.  It has been a while.  I opened my laptop and stared at the blank screen for what seemed an eternity. A writer can get caught up in a personal head game of writer’s block and easily confuse it with early onset dementia. I may have both. Dementia and writer’s block that is… or I may be having some kind of crisis, midlife or otherwise.  …

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Praying the Wrong Prayers: How to Talk to the Father

Praying the Wrong Prayers: How to Talk to the Father It is late; I might have blogger’s remorse in the morning.  It is the walk of shame many a female blogger has walked, the morning after the epiphany; “Crap, did I hit publish?  Where is my bra? Oh no… did I order pizza…are those Snicker’s wrappers?” Back off, I never promised you a health and wellness blog.  Alas, I am awake, and words are fresh… and I have not been …

Closed Doors, Open Windows:  If God Were My Handy Man I Would've Fired Him Already
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Closed Doors, Open Windows:  If God Were My Handy Man I Would’ve Fired Him Already

Closed Doors, Open Windows:  If God Were My Handy Man I Would’ve Fired Him Already I am not a huge fan of the saying, “God won’t close a door without opening a window.” I mean, it’s a lovely thought.  That He, the God of all, is up on high organizing bigger and better things…  with a Phillip’s Head screwdriver and a can of WD-40. If only. Yes, If only there was a mechanical explanation for why all the hinges on …

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Dear Jesus,  Don’t Answer Me, Not Just Yet….

Dear Jesus,  Don’t Answer Me, Not Just Yet…. Among the broken, distraught, and altogether rotten brats I must encounter each day, as their mother, I am the worst of these. I want what I want when I want it. That means now. I want my café mocha, “skinny, extra hot, with an extra shot, and yes I still want whip cream. And yes, I know that refutes the skinny.” Don’t mess with me you snarky Grad-School Barista with a lip ring… …

Christian Living: You’re Doing It All  Wrong, Here's How to Fix It 1
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Christian Living: You’re Doing It All Wrong, Here’s How to Fix It

I am a Christian, in the sense that I believe Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. However, for the better part of my Christian walk I have been doing it wrong, living that is. We took a new foster placement two weeks ago today. She is a doll, although… she is every bit of a 2-year-old and has tried some less than endearing terrible two antics.  It is a pleasure to serve her. A few days …