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Down by the Bay

Every summer at the end of July, my family took a trip to the seaside. Through my childhood, those trips gave me life. I looked forward to it all year and there was so much magic in it all. My heart still explodes with joy to think about it. The sand, the ocean, the boardwalk,…

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I always have.

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” I am sitting at my desk. It’s Monday morning. I am trying to work but mostly I’m just distracted by the beautiful cacophonous laughter of my babies playing in the next room, as well as the endless stream of social media ever-waiting…

like dreams;

they look like dreams;

“My mouth is a fire escape. The words coming out don’t know that they are naked there is something burning in here.” –Andrea Gibson December// We are sitting in a hot tub in the dead of winter, falling in love. It is far below freezing outside but the water is warm like wet fire. I…

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2019: A Year of Abundance

2015: Survive 2016: Bravery 2017: Strength 2018: Build 2019: Abundance My words of the year, these last five years, tell a story. My story of surviving, of bravery, of strength, of rebuilding, and of — at last — thriving in the abundance that God has provided for me. The other day I was digging through…

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diary: leaves are falling

“The leaves are all falling. And they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” –Andrea Gibson Some days feel too good to be real. An old friend comes back into my life, someone that I loved once and love still. When we are reunited after these years that have passed, I can see…

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A Hot Day at the Fair

Yesterday we made our annual family trip to the county fair. Now I’ve been going to this particular fair for as long as I can remember, and being that it’s in August, it is always hot. However, yesterday took things to a whole other level. For the first time that I can recall, every single…