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October 19, 2020

Perspective Change Perspective changes everything.  A few weeks ago, I made it happen.  I went to visit Danielle.  It wasn’t really a vacation but was a few days getting to experience her world.  3 kiddos, life, stay at home mom routines, army base- all very different than my life, and all very different than what […]

On the Other Side of Tragedy and Loss 20 in the Bible Means Redemption People in the faith community may know that number 20 represents redemption in the Bible.  So, the year 2020 is extra redemptive. That sounds beautiful, right? The definition of redemption is “the action of being saved or saving from sin, error, […]

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April 17, 2020

December 21, 2018

Coffee shops are my FAVORITE.  Seriously, I could sit at one for hours, smelling the coffee beans, the pastries and just enjoying the atmosphere while writing or reading.  Anthem coffee in Tacoma, WA, one of my favorite spots, just partnered up with a new coffee app company and what do you know, the first coffee […]

Focus: Community

La’Ron is a member of the Healthy Kids Running Series, a five-week running program hosted in the spring and fall for children Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series is hosted once a week and offers age appropriate running events. As a 5th grader, La’Ron competes at the one-mile distance. Ultimately, the Healthy Kids Running Series provides a fun, yet competitive environment that promotes, health, fitness and self-esteem. The program also encourages children to make new friends…

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June 8, 2018

March 16, 2018

Focus: Community

Our communities are inherently helpful, but often do not know how. Saying, “let me know if you need anything” often goes unanswered. Many people blessed our family most in these past five months just “showed up”.  Many of them are repeat offenders, showing up again and again. So next time you want to say, “Let me know if you need anything…” I would encourage you to try this instead… “I have two free hours on Saturday, can I watch your kids or walk your dog?” Or this…”I can bring you dinner on Tuesday or Wednesday night”. Essentially, deliver the offer to help with specifics where you feel you can meet a need. 

WELCOME IN When someone mentions that they are coming over, I usually turn into some crazy mom who has to deep clean everything.  It is stressful, frustrating and most of the time impossible, plus it isn’t an enjoyable experience.  Recently a woman told me that she just invites people over to do life with her, […]

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February 20, 2018

January 31, 2018

“Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is unhealthy, your body is filled with darkness. Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” Luke 11: 34-36

God, I know you have created the world and everyone in it.  I also know that Earth is not our forever home for those that have chosen to make you Lord over their lives and respond accordingly to your word.  God I ask you for mercy, for peace and for resolution between the United States and other countries abroad.  God, the thought of more war, more lives lost, more families impacted just grieves me.  Lord, would you please intervene and do a mighty work?

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January 28, 2018

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