Tag Archive for love

Together Again

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Today, 15 years ago, my life took a drastic change. The greek life I never knew, was calling to me. I answered the call, and pledged a sorority, fall of my senior year. I was having a great time during that stage of my life. I had great roommates, great coworkers, great friends, and the…

When I Was in Kindergarten

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As I send my second son off to kindergarten, I realize it was this time 30 years ago that I started kindergarten.  Some may be surprised at how much I remember about kindergarten. I was in the classroom closest to the playground, before they rebuilt that end of campus.  My teacher was Miss Cathy, though…

Waves of Life

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  You might know I love the music of Switchfoot and Jon Foreman.  It’s not just because they’re cute (sorry, hunny), and write catchy tunes, but because their words relate to me and encourage me and ground me.  Jon Foreman’s articles are written as eloquently as his songs, and this one is a great story…

Good Bye Job

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It’s official.  I no longer have a job.  I’ve worked my last hour on the clock.  It was a tough decision to quit, but I know I did it for the right reasons.  It’s easy to step right into the day-to-day hustle, but first I want to say good-bye. Good-bye, to the place I spent…

Money

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My big guy got a birthday card with cash in it.  It was his first time getting cash.  Five one-dollar bills!  When he saw it, his eyes got big!  He immediately handed it to me and said, “I want you to have it so you don’t have to work anymore!”  I almost cried. The thought…

Santa

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Should our children believe in Santa Claus? This seems like a simple question, and shouldn’t be such a serious topic.  I’m probably over-thinking things, but it’s something I had to seriously consider. I grew up in a fairly non-religious family who had strong faith in Santa Claus.  I heard stories of and even had my…

One Year Old

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I can’t believe my baby is a year old now.  He’s still so tiny, so I hold onto that.  He’s still a baby.  Though his small size is a concern.  It’s a catch 22.  But it’s not about me, or how I feel about no longer having a baby. It’s all about my baby right…

His Love Is Strong

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Anyone who knows me knows I’m a HUGE fan of Switchfoot.  I’m actually in love with them.  And have been.  For over 14 years.  Anyway, I really like their style, the songwriting, and the sound of Jon Foreman’s voice.  I’ve fallen away from following them closely since I’ve had kids, but I’m blessed to have…

Love and Discipline

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Have you ever heard of the Five Love Languages?  There is a series of great books by Dr. Gary D. Chapman that talk about the different love languages and how to integrate them into different relationships. A love language is a way of communicating (expressing or receiving) love, and everyone has a primary love language…