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A Piece of My Heart

  Well she is in.  As you can see, her room is a work in progress.  When  you are given a month to plan a change in colleges, dorm "decorations" come in pieces.  I am not opposed to that.  Your experiences from your first night at college to your second night will be ultimately different.… Continue reading A Piece of My Heart

Depression

There are no words

I listened to S Town this week.  I knew early on in the first episode what would happen to John.  He said he couldn't describe his darkness in words, but I think he did a damn good job.  Maybe that is because I could relate to the darkness John experienced at times.  I could relate… Continue reading There are no words

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From the Mountains to the Valleys

Almost every year my family ends up going to Boone and Blowing Rock, NC.  My brother lives there.  It is God's country as far as I'm concerned.  Now I have never been out West in the Summer, so that thought could change.  Going to Boone is cheaper:  free place to stay:) A friend of mine… Continue reading From the Mountains to the Valleys

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In a Flash

"Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something NEW , Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a ROADWAY through the Wilderness, RIVERS in the desert" Isaiah 43:18-19 I saw this scripture on Meg Moore Tully's… Continue reading In a Flash

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Dear Satan

"For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ" 1 Thessalonians 5:9 Dear Satan, I think it is time we break up.  We have been playing this song and dance since I was 4 years old.  You were there when Mama brought my little brother home… Continue reading Dear Satan

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Autumn

Now that I live so close, I take a lot of hikes at Oak Mountain. As of now I have experienced all four seasons.  I experience so many different emotions when I walk below the trees. Fall is my favorite.  Each  leaf is a different color and withdraws a different emotion from my heart and… Continue reading Autumn

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Pay it Forward

Sid died today.  Wonderful, beautiful Sid.  I didn't know him.  I knew his older brother through team sports.  That is where I got to know Lynn and Scott, casually.  We talked through a few games; nothing heavy just normal "get to know you" chit chat.  I was amazed that she was raising 5 children, 2… Continue reading Pay it Forward

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Mental Suffering

Mountain Brook lost another to a tragic way. I didn't know him but I bet he was well liked, friendly, not a care in the world; on the outside. On the inside he was breaking down. The reasons he chose run the gamut. But his last thoughts were the same as mine and anyone who… Continue reading Mental Suffering

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See the Light

This picture does not do this post justice. I have had a hard time writing this one because the visual is so hard to describe. As you know, my family and I are going through a rough patch: full of thorns and bristles:) Going back to the basics is humbling and enlightening at the same… Continue reading See the Light