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True or False

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Go: True

True or False, a fifty fifty chance of getting it right.  I’ve ran across so many people who seem afraid to be true.  They make up stories to make themselves appear different than they really are.  There’s a fifty fifty chance that I will know the difference or not.  If I want to be real with myself though, I can see that I’m not always as true as I should be.  I defend myself with half truths of who I am, perhaps because I often struggle with not being good enough.  God knows the true me and it’s a better picture than I see.  These following statements are true.  I struggle with whether I am doing exactly what God wants me to.  I’ve learned that I still have more to learn about myself as a mother, wife, daughter, friend, leader, and person.  I want to be sensitive to those around me.  I want to show God’s love to others and not miss the mark.  I hate being a business owner and at the same time I don’t mind it.

Stop.

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Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Writing

 

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Five minute Friday First

She sat next to him on the bus.  He looked so lost and lonely.  She had noticed him for weeks, but didn’t know how to approach him.  He coughed softly into his sleeve and she whispered, “Bless you.”  He turned and nodded, his wrinkled eyes smiled at the kind gesture.  She was on her way to work again and hated riding the bus, but her car was repossessed a few weeks ago.  She felt a tug on her heart as she looked down at his shoes.  His shoes were tattered and worn.  It was almost time for her stop, she couldn’t not do it.  She reached into her pocket, pulled out a twenty as the bus stopped.  “Here you go, sir.  Have a nice day.”  He looked down at the paper bill she placed in his hand with teary eyes.  “Thanks,” he simply said, choked up.  She smiled, waved and walked down the aisle to start her workday.

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Posted by on September 20, 2013 in Writing

 

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Growing Pains

“Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them.  Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.”   Ron Taffel

This summer I noticed it. Where did time go and how did it sneak up on me so fast? My twelve year old son started showing the signs of adolescence. His hairy long legs fell off the couch while he played with his Kindle. “Mom, I’m hungry.”
“You just ate half an hour ago.”
“So, I’m hungry.”
Needless to say, he continues to be an eating machine. His once clear face is starting to have little blackhead visitors take up residency. I have to remind him to put on deodorant before he goes anywhere. He bumps into things more often, either because his hair is in his eyes or he isn’t paying attention. This is only the beginning, I know. But it is a first for me, I didn’t have brothers, only sisters. I’m not exactly sure what to expect.

Every morning, I drop him off at school. He gives me a goofy grin and says, “See ya later!” He still waves as he walks away. I wonder how much longer he will wave. I wonder how much longer he will talk to me on the way to school. I hope he always will, but I know how quickly things can change when so much is going on inside of you.

I’ve taught him as much as I could while he was small. I will continue to teach him as he grows and goes through the teen years and pray that he hears my advice.

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Parenthood

 

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