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A Lot Can Happen In A Year

In April 2014 I began a journey of studying and, literally, living like Jesus and his guys modeled for us.

James 1:27 has become my mantra: Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. 500 more words

I hate it.

Not long ago, driving down the road with Wayne, discussing the DSS process, I exclaimed, “I hate adoption.”

It probably sounds like kind of a weird thing for someone going through the adoption process to say. 349 more words

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Self Deception - Part II

I posted a bit yesterday about self-deception and lies that we tell ourselves in our faith.  I want to expose another lie we tell ourselves.  This one is going to be rough going.   952 more words

Helping to Carry

I love the intricacies of languages. I’ve lived internationally in more than one country and I studied linguistics as part of my major in college. I love how one word or phrase in one language can cover a handful or even double handful of words in another language. 857 more words

True religion leads to compassion

Compassion has a special call on my life, in particular “True religion is this that you care for the widow and the orphan.” I’ve spent the last decade caring for my widowed mother. 807 more words

Family

I'm No Egyptian Princess!

For a long time, I had a very romantic notion of orphans and adoption. You’ve seen the movies: a beautiful baby is dropped off at the doorstep lying peacefully on a soft blanket in a white basket. 395 more words

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Perfection

When I first joined Pinterest, my self-esteem slowly began to deflate. I mean, I’ve known for a long time that I’m not a “crafty” person or a gourmet chef, but the endless cute projects and deliciously complicated dishes made me quickly envious of those with talents I don’t possess. 665 more words

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