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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Why you’re not alone when you feel like a Misfit.

For the last year, we’ve watched our son get bigger and bigger, while his 4-wheeler has stayed the same size. On its small, green frame, his knees hug the handle bars. The motor isn’t able to carry him up a steep hill anymore, even with the speed stopper totally unstopped. Even with a brand new set of brakes, he has to take the downhill slope sliding sideways under his...

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Monday, July 18, 2016

How we can come Together in a world that is falling apart.

Here we are, a week later with more images of terror and broken bodies and weeping after Friday’s attack in Nice. And just as I was about to publish this post yesterday, I learned about the policemen shot in Baton Rouge. Then shortly after, the protests in Cleveland. It seems we must decide for ourselves if we will become who the media...

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

What Our Nation Needs Most Right Now

I couldn’t believe it was broken. Earlier this week I was cleaning up and moving from room to room at quick pace. I’d taken the sheets off the bed and left them in a pile on the floor. I pulled the door closed behind me so the cat wouldn’t curl up inside them. As I took two steps down the hall, the wall...

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Freedom. It’s not what you think.

Freedom. It’s not what you think. At least it wasn’t for Lily. We were at my parent’s farm over Memorial Day weekend. My son was plowing while my husband stood close to oversee. My husband noticed a small, light brown creature curled up in the edge of the field. It wasn’t frightened enough to run away from the roar of the diesel engine, but not brave enough to...

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