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The View

I have been thinking about my last post and I feel I need to paint a more accurate portrait of our current status. The last post shows the view from our rooftop terrace. That really is the view but there are two things that I feel may have been overlooked by the singular perspective.  First […]

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But tomorrow, there’s coffee

It’s late here. Almost 11 pm. Or as they would say here, 23:00. (We call it military time. They just call it time. I’m sure there’s a witty quip in there somewhere but did I mention it’s late?!) The offer for the house was declined. They won’t accept pets. We went through a great deal […]

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No More Purple Mountains

When we first moved to Nevada almost 7 years ago, I was struck by the stark beauty. “Purple mountains majesty” are really a thing. I remember standing in the cold, 14 degrees to be exact, watching our little kiddos at the time, sled down a sand hill covered in snow. Surrounded by high desert, lungs […]

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The Violinist of Versailles, part 2. Words of a stranger.

I never met her. I didn’t even know her name; so, I dubbed her The Violinist of Versailles. Her small violin and her even smaller hands brilliantly played the notes that touched the deep places of my heart. She closed her eyes, and her little angelic face demonstrated how to play simply for the love […]

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Life is a Teacher

Life is a teacher. I remember saying that just the other day. Chances are I was being sarcastic, but the profundity reverberated back and hit me square between the eyes. Indeed, life is a teacher. Not teacher as in fourth grade, double check you did your spelling homework, kind of teacher. More like, ancient college […]

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Platform 9 and 3/4

Oscar Wilde once said, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” I think that might be one of those chicken versus egg kind of questions. You know, which came first? But in this instance, I believe Oscar is right. The other night we were watching the first Harry Potter movie (The Sorcerer’s Stone.) […]

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Hope

Can you spot the flowers?   To conclude our mission trip to Mexico we had a time of sharing. Highlights. Challenges. One of my teammates shared the profound. She was struck by the amount of hope demonstrated in unexpected ways. At first glance, all that could be seen was poverty. But as the days progressed, […]

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Rights!!

My family and I are getting ready for a short term mission trip to Mexico. The last time I was getting ready for a short term mission trip to Mexico, I was in high school. Four score and seven years ago. I will never forget the preparation for the first trip. My youth pastor sat […]

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Decisions, decisions, decisions

This is an actual sign in the middle of Nevada. My husband stumbled upon this photo that he took on one of our camping trips. He suggested I write a blog post on it. “Yeah. That’d be cool.” Feigned enthusiasm. “You could write about choices,” he says. “Yeah. That’d be cool.” More feigned enthusiasm. In […]

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Tiny Bubbles

  Have you ever seen a toddler play with bubbles for the first time? Their fascination is captivating. They follow and chase the free-floating orbs with euphoria. A small round ball, a tiny bubble drops and every ounce of attention focuses. With arm outstretched, they waddle hurriedly to capture and claim the treasure. The bubble […]

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