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Hosting the Perfect Christmas Party

Can we just get real about parties? I'm so bad at them. I love gathering with people. I love warm and cozy homes. I love good food. But sometimes, as in most of my waking life, I do not have it together enough to host these kinds of events. Because I’m a pastor’s wife, it’s probably assumed that I have an innate gift for hosting. I don’t. I really, really don’t. I’m really good at buying dinner rolls and putting...

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The Unknown

Bravery is not exactly the word I think of to describe this picture. Floral epidemic? Yes. Velcro City? Definitely. But not bravery. I look petrified. I enter more experiences with these flushed cheeks than I care to admit. I battled for months about creating a blog because I wasn't quite sure how I felt about blogs. I couldn't even articulate why exactly I should have a blog. Then I realized I didn't need to justify it to anyone else. Yes, there...

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Sunday Fun Day

  I hope we never lose our spontaneity. Today we got away from our normal routine and spent the afternoon in Duluth. I have been there many times but we ventured out of our comfort zone this time and found a new ice cream stop, a park with beautiful flowers that led to the water, and a new place to dine. Thank you God for adventures and moments of new perspective....

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Surgery and the Lie That is Primetime Television

Let me start off by saying hospital drama shows are one ginormous lie. There is no good looking, charming anesthesiologist. He's actually a jerk. And he doesn't look anything like McDreamy. You don't have a heart to heart with your resident doctor and swap relationship advice. Real hospitals are ugly. And gross. I recently went under the knife for a minor nose surgery. Problems with migraines and breathing, and a 0.001% chance of smelling again were reason enough for me to...

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