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Say No to the Dress

The seed of hope was planted..sometime in my teenage years: I would wear THE wedding dress of my dreams. The evening would be unforgettable, and I’d cherish the memories of dancing all night long with my beloved. In that gorgeous gown. And then…flash forward: >>> We would have a baby girl. >>> Baby girl would reach second grade. Too soon. >>> Baby girl would
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Visionary

This past weekend, I mentioned having plans on Monday to go see a Visionary. Numerous friends reached out either in conversation or via facebook, wanting to know, “What’s a Visionary?” I basically said “they see Visions. In the Catholic faith, most see the Blessed Mother.” But then I got to wonder “is that all there is? Am I actually explaining
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PrayMoreWorryLess

Past :: Present :: Future

Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up! It’s beyond tempting. To look back and not forward. To drive through the past and forget to thrive in the present. The enemy brings old situations and people up. Before I know it, I’m regressing at warp speed. The blinders are on and I’m plunging…and then…my Beloved…Rescues me! Holding my hand lovingly,
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Learning to turn…90° to 180°

“Crap! What time is it? Ryan!! We gotta go…like an hour ago!” Our heads were fuzzy from last night’s party. Today. Sunday. Gotta get to Mass. But………….we missed all the Masses here in town. I stumbled to get my clothes on as I called each and every Church in the vicinity. Got one. Next town over. “Ok. Ready or not,
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Power of One

The Power of One. God’s been increasing my awareness of it, and shaping my heart to better understand it. Noticing the everyday things causing ripple effects. Upon one sigh, expression, letter (see above), word, sentence, tear, note, encounter, gesture, action…the future hinges. With the birth of one little person, a man becomes an Uncle, and a seasoned woman earns a new title: Grandma. Pretty powerful thought, huh? The
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Strange Road to a Blessing

Many Are On a Strange Road To a Blessing A Blessing In Disguise Have you ever had an important appointment and then came upon an unexpected road block? Suddenly you find yourself on an unknown road and lost? The traffic is heavy and you are barely moving. You know if you don’t get off this road you will be late.
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Commitment

When God instructs you to do something, He typically asks over and over. At least, that’s been my experience. Local friends and family suggested “you should consider writing more. God’s gifted you with that talent.” On the heels of that came a call from Mom, “Honey, I’ve had two people this week tell me how inspired your writing is. Will you
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Palm Branch Cross

“Good” Friday

This is one of the hardest posts to pen, as I’m attempting to remember the details from over 2 years ago. Golly. Over two years…one home sold…another one bought. Three pregnancies unlike our previous three. Daughters 9 mos, two and four. Who could have EVER fathomed, the journey our Lord and Savior was ready to navigate us through. But it’s one
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masks & makeup

those of you that have been on planes before are familiar with the reminder “put the oxygen mask on yourself before putting one on your children.” i do, quite readily, remind others to do this. lately though, i’ve not done the best job of heeding the advice. when i’ve felt well in the past, putting on makeup in the morning has
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homecoming: july 19

the following post is detailed…and may be too much. please use caution in reading, especially if your heart is tender…God bless you… 12:30 am…our evening nurse came in with the second dose of cytotec. her name was misty, and she wore a familiar cute pink bow in her hair: it was the same style that my sister jess bought us bridesmaids.
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