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Bappy Hirthday Ari! (borrowed from Conner)

June 26, 1990, at 6:06 am, our lives changed forever in wonderful ways! July 29, 2017, at 4:00 pm, our lives will change forever in wonderful ways. Happiest of birthdays today Ariana! Because of you our lives are enriched in … Continue reading

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My parents are headed to West Point!

After a very challenging year, this morning my parents headed out on their first long road trip. They are going to see their grandson graduate from the military academy. My brother graduated from the Air Force Academy and now his … Continue reading

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To the future generation… you’re on my mind

I’m no longer outraged by Trump. Rather I’m consistently outraged and disillusioned with all those who continue to overlook, excuse, ignore, and enable all he is doing to undermine our republic. I’ve always been a political moderate, and I have … Continue reading

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One thing I’m weary of hearing & One thing I love to hear #immigration

If I have to hear one more time… “they just need to wait in line.” Really Jeff Sessions?! What do you know about it? What about the child who has escaped their country with their life as the local gang … Continue reading

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On Mimi~

Source: On Mimi~

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Super excited to welcome a new family member, aka my future son in law!

By the way, his name is Conner Kennedy. We’ve loved him for 6 years. Now the adventure continues. Read their story here! #love

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Happy Birthday Alexandra!

Dear Alli, Wait, it’s been 30 years?! I still remember the purple sweater I wore often during my pregnancy. It was like a snugly blanket, keeping us both cozy & warm that winter. We didn’t know it at the time, … Continue reading

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Do you read scripture like a Pharisee or like Jesus?

Originally posted on The Upside Down World:
Way back in college, I took a class on the history of religion in America. One day during a discussion about some Christian evangelist, one of the other students offered this criticism of…

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Pain & Grief election style

It’s my honor to know 3 young women who have shared transparent and very vulnerable stories this past week. Their stories may be yours, or very similar, or they may not resonate at all.  As humans we need empathy for … Continue reading

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Being Christian During A Trump Presidency

Grateful for Christian examples like Aristotle. Public Orthodoxy by Aristotle Papanikolaou When it comes to voting, I had always thought that there was never a way for Christians to vote with clean hands. Regardless of party or candidate, a Christian … Continue reading

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