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A Legacy of Love

A Legacy of Love

I’d like to tell you a story, bittersweet as it may be. Once, there was a young couple who was very much in love. She fell for his eyes, ornery and full of life as they were; he fell for her spirit, and they kept each other grounded. They married one August day and started their adventure with miles of travel across the states, but settled down near where they had both been born and raised.Five little girls later, their…

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Love in the Messes

Love in the Messes

If you’ve wondered what I’ve been up to lately, I hope you’ll enjoy these pieces I’ve put together about some of our projects lately. This is what started a lot of changes around our house… I wandered down the stairs to open the washing machine door after it should have been finished running its self-cleaning cycle. It had begun smelling the way washers sometimes do, so I cleaned the filter and set it to self-clean. I didn’t want to leave…

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The Tug of War with Inadequacy

The Tug of War with Inadequacy

I am inadequate. That’s not something you see people admit very often. That’s something we pretend we don’t feel, yet somehow it bubbles to the surface more often than any of us would like to admit. I am inadequate. We say this, and people jump up and say, “No, you are not! You are more than enough. You are strong. You aren’t weak.” Except. I am inadequate. You are inadequate. On our own. By ourselves, we are inadequate. We will…

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A Prayer for the Broken

A Prayer for the Broken

You don’t despise my weaknesses. You don’t laugh at my humanness. You don’t look at me in shame and wish I could be better. You don’t cut down my broken spirit as a game You play because You enjoy it. It is not a way for You to pass the time or be spiteful. You do not make fun of me for being unable to grasp Your love for me or comprehend Your grace and mercy. You do not tire…

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