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We Just Need Breakfast

They had fished all night and, as we’d say in the South, were dog tired! Hours of fishing and nothing to show for it?! You’ve got to be kidding! After this, Jesus appeared again to the disciples, this time at the Tiberias Sea (the Sea of Galilee). This is how he did it: Simon Peter,…

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What does it mean to have courage?

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” –William G.T. Shedd My typical morning routine is: Get in the car and warm up the engine. Listen to a chapter of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Listen to a podcast that is inspiring, motivating, challenging, and educational. Arrive at…

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My life: My anthem. 

I was in the car with my cousin recently we rolled up the interstate with the windows down and music blaring. But not just any music…she downloaded some of her current favorites. Anthems. Fight songs. Wind-blowing-windows-down-toe-tapping-laughing-make-you-wanna-dance-and-shout music. Good stuff.  It put me in such a great mood and got me thinking about some of my…

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Grace for Daily Living

“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.” ~ Abraham Lincoln I think we have this beautiful picture of grace and then condemn ourselves for being human. A few months ago Steve confessed to…

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Shadows and Light

Ever had a flashback from a personal trauma you’ve experienced?  Some people might call it PTSD, depending on the situation…whatever it’s called, have you ever walked through something like that?  I just received a phone call for a particularly difficult interpreting assignment–one that would have been tough for anyone, but especially for me.  I knew…

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Bandaids and Baby Skin

“If it’s not yours, don’t touch it!” Words I swore I’d never say. Funny how we have those thoughts as teenagers and on into young adult life, as the babies begin to arrive. It’s easy to think, “I’ll never say the things MY parents said…” but when it happens for the first time, you realize you…

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Settle down.

I’m back at work at my old job as a sign language interpreter and thrilled to be here.  After our move home from Alaska, I tried my hand at being a car salesman, but that just wasn’t the job for me.  Most folks can’t figure out why, considering my personality (extremely outgoing), but it just…

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