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Mining Angry Rocks in order to Find True Treasure

Mining Angry Rocks in order to Find True Treasure

We bought our house a few years ago and it was a handyman's dream (or nightmare—depending on how much you like to work). While my husband attacked the inside (new floors, new walls, new plumbing, etc), the gardener in me longed to remove the rocks in the yard. I wanted to see flowers growing instead of beds of rock. The previous owners may have had good intent with their rock arrangements but any semblance of beauty had long ago departed. Out of the neglected rock beds grew hacked up stumps and Continue reading

Grit and Grace

Grit and Grace

"And my heart is yours. And what a broken place it's in. But you're what I’m running for. And I want to feel the wind at my back again." Switchfoot – Back to the Beginning Again How does it feel to live in a land where the worst enemy you face is yourself? The enemy knows every weakness and can cut you down at the knees with a thought. Outwitting this enemy takes grit, but not the kind that comes from within. For there is no weapon known to man that can defeat this sickness of soul. Not will Continue reading

Is Obesity the Worst Disease?

Is Obesity the Worst Disease?

The television series, "This is Us" has sucked me in. I love it for the same reason many people do; the writers facilitate a discussion about issues that resonate with our culture. Race and sibling/parent relationships are at the forefront of the conversation and--interestingly enough--the show takes a very candid look at what it feels like to be overweight in a thin-obsessed society. One of the main characters, Kate, is an obese woman who attends OA meetings and discusses her insecurity Continue reading