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Have courage and be what you are

Blake gave me a Fitbit for my birthday last year.  My friend, Deb and her husband, Matt have Fitbits too and wanted to be in a steps competition with me.  Every week or weekend, you try to beat each other’s steps. It’s pretty fun and motivating.  Except Matt said, “I can’t go against her. She’s a runner.” … Continue reading Have courage and be what you are

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Spiritual Sunday: Consider the Lilies

I have always liked the scripture: Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. (Mathew 6:28)  I have been a little confused by it too. What do lilies have to do with humans?  Well, the other night I was lying awake at 12:30 am thinking about the… Continue reading Spiritual Sunday: Consider the Lilies

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Why I don’t like working with my kids. How is that for honest AKA the tale of an attic

I wrote this Saturday but didn’t have time to post it. Disclaimer: This is coming off a Spring Break where it snowed a foot the first day and Blake has had viral bronchitis for a week.  Meaning he has been out of commission for a week and very ill.  So, take this with a grain… Continue reading Why I don’t like working with my kids. How is that for honest AKA the tale of an attic

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Figuring me out again. (Apparently, it’s a lifelong process.)

Picture me 14 years ago.  Married to Blake for six months, going to college, dreaming of Europe and a Masters Degree (so I could be a librarian) and living in bliss. Blind bliss.  Blake says, “Do you think we should have a baby?” And I say “Huh?”  Wait, oh yeah, we got married because we… Continue reading Figuring me out again. (Apparently, it’s a lifelong process.)

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Spiritual Sunday: 15 years in Primary

In my church, we are volunteers.  We accept a position in the “ward”, really a congregation, that will help uplift others.  I have had the opportunity to be in the position of Primary since I was 18 years old. I am now 36. We have moved a lot.  Every time we move, I am asked… Continue reading Spiritual Sunday: 15 years in Primary