Category: Deep Thoughts

The Mohawk Diaries: On Making People Feel Welcome

I wasn’t prepared to learn so many lessons when my husband donned a 9-inch multicolored spike mohawk for two weeks last month. The story itself is a heartwarming one. My husband Judd and his co-workers formed a Relay for Life team for one of the women, who was suffering with breast cancer. While musing about …

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When Christians Stretch the Truth

I’m always very careful when I write something like this. I want it to be clear that I LOVE the Body of Christ- His church. But this issue has been on my mind for several weeks, and every time I pray about it, my heart pounds in my chest. I don’t have all the answers, …

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In Which I’m Embarrassed About My Weight

The average American woman weighs about 162 pounds and wears a size 14. Average. According to that statistic, I am slightly below average (1-2 sizes to be exact). I am on the high side of normal BMI, but by no means am I significantly overweight.  Of course, I would love to be in better shape, …

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At first I thought I looked old in this photo…

But then, I realized it was something else. As I looked at it, I could hear myself say: “I know some things that you young women have yet to learn. See those wrinkles between my eyes? I earned those.” I don’t say that to be snooty, but as an encouragement. You see, when I was …

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He Has Not Given Me a Spirit of Fear

I recently had to leave my family for a business trip. I travel fairly often, about once every 2-3 months, and everything is usually fine.  I’m happy to have some uninterrupted work time and networking with colleagues and friends.  My kids have some daddy-time, which they LOVE.  And my husband really supports my work, so …

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How Does God Feel About Lady Gaga?

For the last few weeks, I’ve stared slack-jawed at the TV while Lady Gaga gyrated across the stage in her scant alien-esque costumes, and said shocking things to the American Idol contestants while coaching them.  Actually, I didn’t stare too long, since we DVR all our shows.  The Fast Forward button was definitely in order for …

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I Wore the Blood:Water Belt!

I’m not usually a belt-wearer.  I used to be… before I had my children. But these days I spend more energy drawing attention away from my waistline! When I heard about a special belt that was making it’s way throughout the country to raise funds for the Blood:Water Mission, I just HAD to participate! My …

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Real Tolerance

You might not be tolerant if you… …Express a view that is contrary to the “tolerant” ones. I usually do not to write these types of posts.  Mainly because I am not perfect, and I try not to judge others for what they do.  But lately, I have been so discouraged and feel almost like …

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