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Oh, Netflix…

This screen accelerates my heartbeat these days when I see it:   It’s embarrassing, really, how closely the relationship between me and this screen mimics an unhealthy one. It’s startling how strong the pull is. It’s an addiction. Currently I’m plowing … Continue reading

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Myrtle the Miracle Dog (Part 4: The Marks of Abuse)

Possibly because of our dog Myrtle’s early abuse, she often acts indifferent to people. In spite of all our love, and in spite of Myrtle’s good life, she responds the same way to us. And it pains me to realize that … Continue reading

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When Things Heat Up (and Expose the Monsters)

My husband doesn’t even know this happened yet, so why not share it on the World Wide Web? I caught my gas cook stove on fire last night. Here’s how it went down: It was too late to cook, but … Continue reading

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Kneeling Anywhere (to Face the Monsters)

My knees have been busy. Our church is doing a 40 Day Prayer Challenge using this book: In his book, Mark tells how their church did a corporate prayer challenge that resulted in hitting their knees every morning at 7:14 a.m. Eventually, … Continue reading

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Admitting Arrogance

“Lord, save me from my arrogance.” Charlemagne, one of the great rulers of all time, was said to pray this prayer every day.  He ruled France and eventually the entire Roman Empire. I need this prayer. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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