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And They Laughed.

The first time I stood up to speak in front of a group of my peers where I knew that I had something special when it comes to communicating, was when I was 16. I was in a speech class that I took to fill a hole in my schedule. One of the speeches we …

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Surprised by Grief.

If you have encountered grief as most of us have, and if you haven’t it is guaranteed that you will eventually, then you know that you are never ready for it.  The shifting of your world as news of cancer, death, and loss hit your ears and then settles into your mind cascading dreams on …

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Unlikely.

I was such an unlikely leader back then and in so many ways I still am today. I know what many people in positions of power see when they look at me. A very young woman without the right experience or education to get the right kind of results to be successful. Thankfully, that isn’t what God sees. He sees a willing heart. My own journey is filled with many mistakes and wrong choices yet God still pursues me. He still asks me to follow him. It is like I am one of the servants at the site of the first miracle and Jesus is asking me to take water and fill stone jars to see it become wine.

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A Dirty Word.

When I was in elementary school, my parents bought a video camera with a tripod. Every family event they would set that thing up in the living room and press record. Recently my dad had all those vhs tapes put on a DVD for my mom so our home videos could be enjoyed again, such gems.

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Not It!

When I was young I would play hand games with my friends. You know the ones where you sit in a circle and put your hand on top or underneath the person next to you, you sing a song that rhymes but really has no meaning as you go around the circle. You have to …

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