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What I Learned in 2016

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This used to be a linkup with Emily Freeman. I’m not sure if it’s happening this year, but I have learnings to share, so gather round! [ICYMI: The 2016 Survey // The 2016 Soundtrack] ♥ Run on different sides of … Continue reading

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The 2016 Survey

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I’ve done the same year-end survey every year since (I think) 2001. It’s a good tradition. 1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before? Ran a 15K; ran a half-marathon; ran two half-marathons; ran for St. … Continue reading

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What I Learned in 2015

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  Last December, Emily Freeman hosted a What I Learned linkup. I’m not sure if she’s doing it again this year, but it helped me to reflect on the lessons of my year, so here’s my 2015 edition.   ♥ … Continue reading

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What I Learned in 2014

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I’m skipping What I’m Into this month in favor of Emily Freeman’s What We Learned in 2014 linkup. Happy New Year’s Eve! What I Learned in 2014: ♥ Ask for what you want. Sometimes the only reason you don’t have … Continue reading

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The Wave That Slams

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I have learned to kiss the wave that slams me into the Rock of Ages. – Charles Spurgeon When I was in Hawaii, my friends and I had a beach across the street from our guest cottage, and Kaneohe Bay … Continue reading

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Purpose and Plotlines

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My life has a superb cast, but I can’t figure out the plot. – Ashleigh Brilliant Every fall, my pop-culture Bible Entertainment Weekly devotes an issue to the new TV season. As I read the 2014 edition a few months … Continue reading

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Out of the Woods

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For the last several weeks, I’ve been unabashedly obsessed with Taylor Swift’s 1989. Sometimes I stop and take a mental picture* the first time I hear a song, because I have a feeling the song is going to mean something … Continue reading

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Waiting Bravely

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Psalms 27:14 caught my attention when I saw it in a blog post last week. While I’m familiar with the verse, I hadn’t seen it in this (unknown) translation, which illuminates its seemingly contradictory nature: Wait patiently for the Lord. … Continue reading

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Burn The Map and Take the Machete

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I’m turning 35 next month, which seems like a good age to declare that Normal is never going to happen for me. Regardless of my future, my chances at a traditional life are officially in the rearview mirror. If I … Continue reading

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This Is A Call

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Recently, someone asked a group I was in about our callings. Calling, Vocation, however you want to define it, has always weighed heavily on me. I’m still figuring out what I believe about it. Like most people, I would prefer … Continue reading

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