The Gift of Presence

Jesus left heaven, was carried in the womb of Mary, and born in a stable in Bethlehem. He lived on this Earth. This verse literally says He “tented” or “tabernacled” with us. It evokes a picture of the Israelite journey from Egypt into the promised land, when God resided with His people in the tabernacle. […]

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Angry

True confession. I have felt angry at God. As most of you know, I have wanted to be a mama since I can remember. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I always confidently responded, “A mother”. I had no plan B. I got married at 23 and had my first […]

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Childhood

As I wondered through Oldtown yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 minutes […]

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Easter with my Grandparents

Easter brings to mind many memories. I cannot think of the holiday, without immediately thinking of my maternal grandparents, Grammy and Pappy Lupole. To accurately explain why my recollections of Easter are so intertwined with my grandparents, I need to introduce you to these two major influences on my life. Ruth Lupole, my grandmother, was […]

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Identity

As a child, I learned very quickly that not everyone liked me, nor did I meet every person’s expectations. My parents taught me that it did not matter what people thought of me, their opinion was not the measure of my worthiness. Rather, I was fully accepted by my Heavenly Father. Not because of something […]

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To Be

***Word of the Week*** The word of the week is the “to be” verb. As you have probably noticed, I am a woman of many favorites. So, it only seems reasonable that I would have a favorite word. That word is “to be”. Full disclosure, my love language is time. I greatly value presence. Hearing […]

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Moments with Mary

As a mother, I am drawn to this verse written by Luke. If I were completely honest, I would tell you that I did not even notice it until my first child was born. Eighteen years ago, I was holding my 8 month old, Hannah, and reading my Bible when these words literally jumped right […]

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