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I’m a Nobody

I can count on both hands how many times I have met a movie star. None. But I did grow up with James Marsden, so there’s that. And I did help create a photobomb of Kim Paisley with two of my girlfriends.. I can also count how many times I have met the President. Uuuuh,…

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Hello! Back from Crazy Town!

A new post. Three months have passed. Eight before the last one. Why? I was crazy. Well, maybe not crazy, but I was a far cry from myself. The move to Nashville in October of 2011 was not at all what I expected. It took about two years of unfolding of my plan to realize…

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Oklahoma Summer

A canopy of content white stars tucked in their blanket I look at them. They wink at me No concrete tower between us . Peering in for a closer look, our steadfast and faithful Comforter of the Night Puffed ivory, proud to be The Lesser I look at him. He softens my breathing . The…

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Wild Monkey Knife Dance and My Brain

I have a pretty wild imagination. Not sure anyone else does this, but it’s pretty incredible that in the fraction of a second it takes for the knife to fall off the counter and plummet down to my feet, I have imagined myself falling down in horrific pain pulling out the knife now stuck just…

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Changing a Poopy with Jesus

She rolled him down the halls to his classes all night. I watched her in her funny fuzzy purple hat she donned as a volunteer for VBS this year. She was Jace’s tour guide for the fun all week. Jace, an eight year old full of smiles and giggles, but he isn’t like the other…

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To the Parents Who Don’t Have Teens… Yet.

“I’m pregnant.” Depending on where you are in life, that right there is enough to send any couple either to their knees in tears because they have been waiting for so long, or, more like my husband and me, sent us doing the blank, slow-blink stare at each other. We had only been married nine…

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He Saved Her in a Whole Foods Parking Lot

She approached me timidly Sunday with her prayer card saying she didn’t put it in the bucket and wanted to know who to give it to. Of course, knowing exactly where to go, I started to escort her to the appropriate people. Within minutes, her heart was out in front of me, bearing her soul…

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Fighting the Nap

“Hey buddy, you’re up too early,” I said as he stumbled out of the room. I carried him to my bed and even offered to sit by him while he dozed off. Nothin’ doin’. We were back up in a few minutes. Fast forward a few hours. Meltdown city. Hitting his sister. Everything is awful!…