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How to NOT Ruin a Royal Tea Party in Four Seconds Flat…

My Grandmother read romance novels one after another after another after another. She sat in a chair in her living room, smoking cigarettes, and reading stories about muscular men and…ahem… curvy women. After her first cancer diagnosis, she gave up the cigarettes but no one could pry those books out of her hands. I remember

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Celiacs, Congealed Salad, and Pokeweed…

First, I need you to know I ate two pieces of cheesecake for dinner last night. And every night this week. May is Celiacs Awareness Month. (Go ahead and add that to your calendar for next year.) (I’ll wait.) So my local ALDI has some special gluten-free treats. Not as many as in years past

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Gratitude Friday: My So That Gratitude List…

My journey to building a grateful life rooted in Jesus began with a simple question, “Are you grateful now?” I wasn’t. I hadn’t been for years. What I had been was lonely and exhausted and frustrated and driven and passionless and unseen and moments away from drowning. At the time, I claimed Over My Head

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Wedding Dress Love is Easy…

A couple of weekends ago, I cleaned out our master bedroom closet. Unceremoniously shoved into a back corner sits my wedding dress. My mom had it professionally preserved while we were on our honeymoon but somewhere around move six, the box broke open so it’s preservation has been compromised. I keep telling myself I’ll pull it

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Gratitude Friday: The Discipline of Small…

Listen, can I just be honest here? A small, tiny, raw confession? I have no plan for April. Or May. Not a theme, not a schedule, not an idea. No staged photos, no new props. No stories of friends nor bible stories of women I can’t wait to get to heaven to meet. Zero. Nadda.

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