Joy. Fully.

You may not have noticed the tag line at the end of all the Walmart ads this holiday season. They each ended with a play on the word, “joyfully,” and it really resonated with me. Maybe it is the brand-new, middle school, English teacher coming out in me, or maybe my life-long appreciation for the […]

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12/28/2021

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Little Lessons

Her Lord’s Lead

Today I am 45 years and 2 weeks old. A casual observer of my life, might think I am having some mid-life crisis. I ended my 12 year gig as a church weekday preschool director. I have gone back to school, enrolling at Lipscomb University and finding myself taking graduate courses where most of my […]

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8/09/2021

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Intentionality

Holy Week Reflections 2021

“Substitutionary Penal Atonement” – This was one aspect of one issue that my Facebook friend and old acquaintance claimed as why she couldn’t ascribe to Christianity. She is highly educated and very well-respected. She used lots of big, long words to prove her points and to elevate our give and take. She ended the discussion […]

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4/01/2021

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Postponed Parties & Lingering Lessons

It was a little over a year ago our life changed – everyone’s did, as the lockdowns started and the pandemic began its sweep across the country. Last year, Piper’s 11th birthday came and went without her friend party or her extended family gathering to watch her blow her candles out. This year, as we […]

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Traditions in 2020

I was flipping through channels the other night and come across a documentary on PBS. The subject was the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” “Fiddler” first hit Broadway in the 60s and, evidently, has had a strong global following ever since. While the television program throughly dove into the making, producing, and longevity of the […]

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Trusting Him With Her

“I love you! Watch out for the crazies!” These are the last words that I am telling my newly driving daughter these days as she heads out the door. I want to tell her so much more – “Don’t take the turns too fast,” “Be sure to use your turn signal,” “Don’t let your phone […]