Tag Archives: God

A post-election pep talk for my unhappy Christian friends

Good morning, America. I see we all survived election night. No one combusted from elation or despair and no one died of bordem. The world goes on, no matter how overly dramatic anyone feels about last night’s outcome. Because I … Continue reading

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Oh baby!

I’ve been delaying writing this post. No words can accurately communicate my new reality. On September 11th, I turned 25. That morning, I stood in the bathroom expectantly watching little pink lines appear in the window of a home pregnancy … Continue reading

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Political whining

Politics can be fun. Presidential elections are exciting…during the primaries. Primary season represents hope and the flow of ideas and new possibilities. It’s a time when my idealism wakes up and I believe that people’s decisions really matter. I start … Continue reading

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High school teacher?

Current favorite potential future career: high school teacher. In the past few months, I’ve been thinking I’d rather go for a college teaching position. Other ideas have included seeking a paid youth ministry position at a church, becoming a travel … Continue reading

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The morning mist

Yesterday morning I couldn’t sleep after Michael left for work. At just before six, the morning mist over the golf course was beautiful. Soft lighting is perfect for photography. I took my new camera and ventured out the back door. … Continue reading

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On Grace and Pain

Tomorrow I will be 24 and the whole country will mourn. And life will go on for those of us for whom God still has plans. Ten years ago on my 14th birthday, two planes hit two towers and reminded … Continue reading

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Blessings, complaints and purpose

I have a problem. I’m a chronic complainer. My life is heaped with blessings upon blessings. I know it’s true. Yet I complain. I do it without noticing. In my quiet times alone, I realize and regret all my ungrateful … Continue reading

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Death of bin Laden: Should Christians rejoice?

The news. Sunday night, President Obama announced that a U.S. operation had killed Osama bin Laden and he declared it “a good day for America.” Bin Laden has been the face of terrorism to America since he was declared the … Continue reading

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One week til the rest of my life

I’m getting married a week from today. The paragraph break was supposed to let it sink in. It didn’t work. I’ve been waiting so long. Now that it’s almost here, it is completely unfathomable. When all of the silly wedding … Continue reading

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The end of the world as we know it?

Something worth pondering: Matthew 24:3-44 Signs of the Close of the Age “3As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, ‚ÄúTell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign … Continue reading

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