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Dedicated to the Ones I Love

One of my favorite songs is the Mama’s and the Papa’s “Dedicated to the One I Love”:   “Each night before you go to bed my baby Whisper a little prayer for me my baby And tell all the stars

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What To Do About Confederate Monuments? Don’t Move Them, Improve Them

I think most people are aware by now that I’m a pretty liberal leaning person these days, and if not then perhaps my essay on the Charleston Shooting could clarify that for you. (Read here.)   So this next statement

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Missing Alleluia

Alleluia.   From Wikipedia: “The Hebrew word Halleluya as an expression of praise to God was preserved, untranslated, by the Early Christians as a superlative expression of thanksgiving, joy, and triumph. Thus it appears in the ancient Greek Liturgy of St. James, which is still used to

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The Beginning of Waiting

Church at the beginning of the week makes me feel like I’m setting the right pace for my week.   Two Sunday’s ago church service was meant to set us all on pace for the next several weeks   The

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The Weekend I Survived On Nothing But Birthday Party Pizza

As a parent, there are some weekends that are filled with days at home, sweetly teaching children lessons of reading and chores.   Yeah…. it doesn’t really happen at mine either. More often than not, the healthy diet that I

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Huddle Up, Ye Christian Soldiers- Let’s Go To War

I’m really struggling, y’all.   I don’t talk a whole lot about my faith, mostly because I’m always afraid of it coming across as disingenuous. Make no mistake, I pray, and I explore my own faith quite a bit. I

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Just Tickled Pink Over Cherry Blossom

I am genuinely excited about the Cherry Blossom Festival this year.   For those of who you didn’t know, once upon a time I was in the Cherry Blossom pageant. Oh yeah. Of course, back then my mother was so

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Would I Have Marched?

Growing up as just one of many Caucasian little girls in a nearly all-white private school it was easy to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement and automatically assume I would have marched.   It

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Time for Goodbye – Grateful for You

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of my regular Sunday posts.   And this is one I’ve been putting off writing.   It seems like every few years or so, a group of people leave. The last one

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All Those Sparkling Lights (At Christmastime)

I love seeing the twinkling lights of Christmas.   They beam out to be like little shining lights of hope from homes and businesses- showing that people have some kind of sense of hope, of love.   Christmas is a

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