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The Day After

Sometimes we find out things after they’ve happened to our kids. . .and that’s ok. Last year my daughter Hope was a freshman at ISU and had to evacuate her…

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Summer’s Last Blast

Those school bells are just itching to ring…you can feel it. But, summer’s not quite done; there are still some incredible memories to be made. Are there some family traditions…

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Local Restaurants That Rock

Summer’s a great time to get out with the fam and visit some local restaurants. Sitting outside or in a fun, indoor cafe with loved ones is sometimes as much…

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Going to College Without Going Into Debt

Everyone tells you how quickly the time will go. But exploding diapers and sleepless nights make it feel quite the opposite. Then one day, your child walks down the stairs…

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Prom for Pennies

Well, maybe not literally. But wouldn’t that be nice? Prom can be expensive! But does it have to be. . . I’ve learned a valuable lesson about hair. The first…

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Foggy Path

Ever gone through a foggy time that had nothing to do with the weather? That’s the story of a widow and her son. I’m not sure what the climate was…

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Rest

Sunday is my day of rest. Or is it? Lately, I’ve been wondering if I remember or even KNOW how to rest. Clearly, Jesus wants to offer me something different from what I…

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Look Up. Find Hope.

An ambulance at my neighbor’s house in the middle of the night. Coffee with a friend whose husband had moved out. A relative becoming a widow at the young age…

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Living On The Edge

Are you living on the edge? On the verge of the unknown? Just about to make a choice or maybe have a decision handed over to you? Toes touching the…

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Sunbeams and Raindrops

Have you ever seen the sunshine while it’s raining? Beautiful, but totally unnatural, right? Clouds are what we expect to see when our umbrellas are pointing toward the sky. But…

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Spaghetti Pie

I decided to make one of my husband’s favorite meals for dinner the other night – Spaghetti Pie. The part of making this delicious dish I cherish most is the…

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Just Another First

I couldn’t believe it was happening. As the inevitable got closer and closer, my instinct was to run the other way. Go somewhere and hide. Pretend it wasn’t real. I…

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