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Chealsie's Fall Bucket List 2016

With the fall weather setting in, it’s the perfect time to make a fall bucket list! If you need a little inspiration, check out mine below. 215 more words

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How To Stay Happy

Four weeks now of struggling on crutches with never-ending hills, back-to-back activities, and draining midterms – and yet despite my often exhausted state, I’m still more content than I have ever been before! 334 more words

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More Than Us

When our youngest was a year old, we left him with my parents for a week and hiked part of the Northville Lake Placid Trail.  We left our kids in the care of their grandparents overnight on many occasions, but all for the same reason; for us to be more than just parents.  146 more words

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I’ve gained about five pounds in the last two weeks and while it may not seem like much, it *is* because it puts me right under my “dreaded” weight and that is… 225 more words


What does your look communicate about you?

I was recently at a National Youth Pastor Event ( it has a name but I am trying to write this with some grace too….) while at the event several things became apparent to me….. 661 more words


I’ve heard the saying, when life throws you lemons, make lemonade, but today it was phrased a little different and I like it much better.  When life throws you lemons, make something resembling lemonade.  172 more words

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These words from the song Landslide, “If you climb a mountain and you turn around”, made me think of life as a journey up a mountain, with no consideration of the destination, the top.  170 more words

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