Running Through Deployment: Learning to Stop

I never thought I’d be a runner. When I was growing up, I was generally athletic, but never particular good at any individual sport. My brother was the athlete, and I excelled in creative endeavors like theater, music and writing. When I was 29, I decided that it would be … Continue reading

Bad News Comes Quietly

Lately my husband has been under communications blackouts more days than not. We’ve only spoken briefly, but between what he’s said and what his mom and I have pieced together from news reports, we know that it’s been a bad week. I do everything I know how to do for … Continue reading

GiST: Monday, October 2, 2011

It’s Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., and I’ve been baking cookies for hours now – beginning last night, and resuming my baking agenda at 7 this morning. Know what I’m baking? Christmas cookies. Sound random? It is. Why am I doing it? Because my company is going to be doing … Continue reading

Perfectly Safe

A good friend introduced me to the writings of C.S. Lewis last Easter, and I’ve found so much wisdom in Lewis’ words. I’d like to share this passage with you today from The Four Loves: “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will possibly … Continue reading

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