This is Not Where I Thought I Was Going

Finding The “Thing”

When life gets complicated or takes an unexpected turn it’s critical to have a “thing” to turn to. One that urges you to climb out of bed, comb your hair, and go on when you think that you can’t. The…
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Driving (Reluctantly), Part II

It’s embarrassing to admit to being afraid of something that most adults do every day – like driving a car – without even considering all the ways that things can go horribly wrong. Even though I was scared to death…
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Defy Expectations

My friend Sally likes to say that I saved myself. I don’t think that’s entirely true. Instead, I see how God used a bunch of unusual experiences to get me ready to defy the expectations that are put on a…
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Perspective is Key

The perspective comes here. By leaving, he freed me from the life I thought I’d have.

Endings, or How the Damage Occurs

I’m not great at endings. Even the ones that I choose are difficult. The ones that have been forced upon me have been especially challenging. I don’t know how to mourn when things end abruptly. I was in 3rd grade…
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Wildfire, or Welcome to My Blog

How does a Missouri farm girl wind up in Idaho watching the smoke from a wildfire that threatens to consumer her adopted town, anyway? That’s a complicated question. The simplest answer is that my husband made plans that did not…
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