• And if not, He is still good.

    A few months ago I was reading Daniel 3, the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. I’ve heard this story dozens of times, and it always makes me think of flannel boards from old Sunday School days (anyone else remember those?). The story is set in Babylon, and essentially King Nebuchadnezzar made a decree that whenever you hear

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  • On Contentment

    I took an unintentional week off of blogging, due to a terrible, no good, really bad week. We have been dealing with a few health issues, broken computers, broken air conditioning [the upstairs thermostat read 90-degrees one night], and overall crummy circumstances. In the middle of the week, as I was running late for work and

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  • Letter to Myself

    Dear Self, I thought about writing a letter to your younger self, but she has already lived those days so what’s the point of going back? Life is too short for regrets and today is too important to worry about the future, so let’s focus on this present day. These beautiful, golden days that you

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  • Help for a Haitian Orphanage

    On our last day before we left, we visited an orphanage near where we were staying in Titanyen. The orphanage is run by a couple, Yvon and his wife, who care for 46 children ranging from 1 to 15 years old in their very small home. Haiti is a dangerous country, especially for children, as kidnapping,

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  • The State of Haiti

    Well, I’ve been back two weeks now, so it’s probably about time I write about this trip. There are so many things I want to write I don’t know where to begin. So I’ll just start typing away. This will likely be a few posts for me to brain-dump all I saw and all that we did.

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  • Contentment Challenge

    I mentioned in my 2014 goals that I’m going on a spending fast for three months — today I’m going to share a little more on why and what it’s going to entail. Actually, as a sidenote, if you look at my monthly goals, this year is starting off pretty LAME-O. I started a Paleo diet on

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  • Amazon Smile

    How many of you shop at Amazon? Okay, all of you. A week or so ago Amazon announced a new site: Amazon Smile — the exact same site you know and love, except every time you buy something Amazon will donate 0.5% of every sale to a charity of your choice. (With a few exceptions

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