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I was particularly struck a few years ago when Heavy D unexpectedly passed away.  Call me morbid, but I generally head straight to Twitter after the death of a celeb to check out their last tweet.  Heavy’s last tweet was simple, “BE INSPIRED!”  If you follow me on Instagram you know I often write #StayInspired as […]

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Before “story” was all the rage in blogs and books and conference names, {<—–I’m going!} I’ve loved story-telling. In fact, the word “story” is so widely popular I was hesitant to put into my new tagline. But I went ahead because long after “story” is #trending I’ll be a storyteller.  The line comes from Psalms 107:2.  […]

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I am overwhelmed by those who don’t belong… …especially the ones who “don’t belong” with the ones like me…the ones whose clothes and holey shoes tell a story. You’ve felt it before too right?  Ever been to a neighborhood where everyone looks the same but you?  It may not even be the skin color that […]

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I hate ordinary time, ordinary things & most of all ordinary Grace. I do enjoy when things are simple.  In fact, sometimes I long to make myself and my life more simple.  I am first in line to muck up my life with new experiences, new challenges, new temptations and yes, new and exciting sins. […]

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Dave is my beloved. He is this surprising man who came into my life at such an unexpected time. Him. White. Funny. Über creative. He was there cracking me up, loving me through a raging storm. Will you be my beloved, he said. Yes, I will. I didn’t know how I, a beloved one, can […]

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netizen |ˈnetəzən| noun a user of the Internet, esp. a habitual or avid one. ~ The one that made me even more impressed with Donald Miller and want to rush out and buy his next book. My understanding of the Church has radically changed. Since Blue Like Jazz came out, I’ve sat in many a […]

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My littlest one, my Rhysie-Bear, this imaginative 3 yr. old nearly every night, says he’s afraid of monsters.  And every night we tell him he doesn’t have to be because God is always with him, no matter what.  I say the same thing to the little Ranzo-Panzo, the curious 7 yr. old who understands the […]

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netizen |ˈnetəzən| noun a user of the Internet, esp. a habitual or avid one. ~ The one that helped me want to snuggle R1 & R2 a little bit longer:  “It hit me in the darkness of his cluttered room that these days are numbered. Some night in the future, Little Dude will ask me […]

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