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For The Love Of New Orleans

I love New Orleans. The city many refer to as the Big Easy is known for her food, music, architecture, and much more. My love for New Orleans comes a surprise to many. In a way, I guess it came as a surprise to me, too. When we moved there in late summer of 1989,…

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I’m Going to Africa with Fear and Great Joy

Sometimes God plants a seed in our heart that takes years to grow. He is the Master Gardener sowing, fertilizing, watering, and harvesting when and where he chooses. The results of His work are always extraordinary. I’ve been vividly reminded of this truth lately and I want to share with you what I’ve learned about…

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Turning 50

Turning 50, Tattoos, and the Tablet of My Heart

I’ve considered getting a tattoo for years. They’re an intriguing kind of art and story penned in flesh. As my 50th birthday approached this year, getting inked was rolling around in my mind as a way to communicate my story. I did my research and I want to share with you what I learned in…

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marriage, anniversary, atlanta

How We Celebrate 29 Years of Marriage

We’ve celebrated enough anniversaries to know how we like to celebrate anniversaries. Like many great lessons in life, we learned this one the hard way. For the life of me I can’t remember how we celebrated any of our anniversaries for the first ten years of marriage. I think there were some flowers and cards…

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Caleb’s 16th Birthday

There are so many things to love about the 70’s but the hideous wallpaper in the room where we cook and eat wasn’t one of them. We spent days scraping and tearing. A total room renovation wasn’t possible; but, from the top of my fringe kimono to the bottom of my platform shoes I knew…

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Before and After, meet me in the middle

The Gospel in the Middle of the Mess

When we moved into this house over a decade ago we noticed a large crack in the ceiling near the attic stairs in the garage; but, it appeared the previous homeowners had repaired it. Unfortunately, their solution was little more than a band-aid on a gaping wound. Over the years the crack got larger and…

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miles for mercy, meet me in the middle, before and after

Life Unexpected

I didn’t sign up for this, I thought to myself. I was sure I knew what it would be like, look like, feel like. I was wrong. If I had known I might have made a different choice. Played it safe. Stayed home. But I would have missed so much. That 5k. It was the…

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