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Favorite Five Friday – Week 2

  Today, the pastor who has invested in us…fought for us when we weren’t fighting for us…believed in us…hurt with us…rejoiced with us…is following God’s call on his family and moving out of state. When we first found out, I … Continue reading

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When Life Got Messy, I Ran…

Last night at Celebrate Recovery something that was said reminded me of a time I like to forget. A decision I made out of hurt, yes, but looking back more out of spite and anger. It was several years ago … Continue reading

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Hope

Sometimes things happen in life that leave us raw…aching…overwhelmed…exhausted. And some times those things aren’t for sharing…Not because we’re keeping secrets…or trying to “hide” our reality…or putting on a fake image of perfection…but simply because people knowing often means people … Continue reading

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Did You Get That…???

Déjà vu, from French, literally “already seen”, is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not. ( Wikipedia ) I have … Continue reading

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Their New Kids

They start with incoming 6th graders…A class…group of kids…students…who will become their second family. There are summer retreats…winter retreats…class nights…Sunday morning class…Wednesday night services…scheduled…. Unscheduled…phone calls…texts…hugs…long conversations…things they can’t talk to their parents about…a lot of times because it’s about … Continue reading

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Greetings

I’ll never forget the title of that email. “Greetings” It was right before Christmas, 2012. The girls were out for Christmas break and we were out for lunch. I was checking email (work never seems to stop) and I saw … Continue reading

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Our Paul’s

I remember when they were first starting the class…I was excited…hopeful…THIS was going to be the answer. THIS was going to fix Rob…get him sober… Back before I really understood anything about addiction…and my enabling and codependency…Back when I still … Continue reading

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Those Who Bring the Good News

He counseled us….Married us…Prayed for us…Mentored us…Silently hurt for us… He never judged…Welcomed us back…Rejoiced in victories…Encouraged us in our struggles… When Rob tried to get sober for the first time in 2009…he gave Rob something to do, somewhere to … Continue reading

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Of Talks, Hugs, Fist Bumps and Prayers…I Am Forever Thankful

Have you ever stopped to think about the power of a fathers hug? Or how much it means for a little girl to hear her daddy say he’s proud of her? How important it is to get Godly advice from … Continue reading

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