Always Under Construction

It’s been a frustrating day… one of those days when everything seems to take 3 or 4 times as long as it should… when I’m not feeling that great to begin with… and I’m just feeling discouraged. But I was reminded that the right way isn’t always the easiest way. There can be  roadblocks and […]

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Getting Back To Grace

The other day I had a chance to share a bit of my “how in the world did you end up in Louisiana” story with someone who didn’t really know much about my history. To be honest, I hadn’t really thought about it much myself in a while, and retelling the story stirred up the […]

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RSVP – Regrets Only

I wanted the event to be a success. I even helped promote it. The event in question was a “Meet and Greet” for friend who is running for local office. It was an opportunity to meet some people, have a wonderful meal, show my support, and maybe do a little networking. It’s the kind of […]

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Residual Guilt

A few weeks ago, my foot was hurting so badly that I was to the point of tears. I was at church with our team setting up for the service. My pastor noticed, and asked if he could pray for me. I was grateful. But at the same time, I felt a twinge of guilt… because I wasn’t […]

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Walking through pain

A little over five weeks ago, I hurt my heel. The pain seemed much worse first thing in the morning and after sitting down for long periods of time. I was afraid I might have broken something, but it’s actually a common condition called Plantar Fasciitis (PF). It’s not serious, but it is seriously annoying… and […]

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Crushed

It’s been a few months since I’ve written posted anything. (I actually have at least half a dozen unpublished drafts in various stages of incompletion, but every time I get “stuck” or distracted and never quite finish.) So tonight, I’m determined to finish something and hit that elusive “Publish” button. It won’t be pretty, but […]

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It doesn’t feel like Easter

I’m in a bit of a “funk” this year. Here I am, late Saturday night on the day before Easter, and it doesn’t *feel* like Easter to me. It isn’t the weather: the flowers are blooming and we’ve had some gorgeous spring days. It isn’t that the holiday snuck up on me: we’ve had plenty of […]

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Gangrene

I’ve been debating whether or not to post this… it seems rather un-grace-ful. But I believe it is truth-ful. So here goes: Imagine that someone you care about has been diagnosed with gangrene. It’s in their foot. Several toes have already turned black and the infection is spreading. Radical surgical intervention will be needed. The […]

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Spring Cleaning

I’ve been doing a lot of Spring Cleaning lately. It started last weekend with an opportunity to get some new-to-me furniture. It was definitely time for a new couch: the one I had was on its last leg: the frame was broken, the fabric was worn through and ripping… it was well past time for […]

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