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This year, I spent two days lamenting that I was turning 27…until I realized that I am indeed only now 26. My mom has informed that it will most likely not be the last time this happens. Hooray! Last year on my birthday, I did a lot of looking back—mainly at the good—and took an […]

2:32 am

2:32 am

It’s 2:11 am. Some might say that I’m crazy—doing everything that I do. I agree. But I’m crazy in the best way possible. Crazy in that I am completely and totally in the middle of God’s will—without regret. I remember complaining when I would be studying at 2 am in college. Complaining about how hard […]

God is Like an Industrial Blender

God is Like an Industrial Blender

Sometimes when God stirs your heart, it’s like dropping a leaf on a still pond. It’s gentle. It’s soothing. It’s hopeful and exciting. But Sometimes…. Sometimes it’s more like an industrial blender is taken to the depths of your soul. It’s intense. It’s tiring. But it’s hopeful and exciting. Whichever way the Lord chooses to […]

This is Not a Stage

This is Not a Stage

I’ve been involved in church music for years. I am now married to a worship pastor/music director/sacred hymn and contemporary praise leader….whatever you want to call him. In this I have learned some things about people and about the heart of God…and while this is mainly related to the musical bunch initially, I think it […]

2012 in Review

2012 in Review

And now begins the times of reflection that we all have, whether we intend to or not. For some reason, the beginning of a New Year makes us look at the past and the future–all at once. I can’t say I’m really big on “resolutions”. They usually fail by February. Instead, I like to look […]

My God Complex

My God Complex

Going on a medical mission really messes with one’s God complex. It’s wonderful when you are able to watch a kid chew a tablet that will immediately begin curing them of their parasite. You get the warm fuzzies and you feel that you are making a difference. But then there are cases that you see […]

Jesus Doesn’t Understand – I’m a Woman!

Jesus Doesn’t Understand – I’m a Woman!

When we were kids, my brother and I listened to this one Mark Lowry CD—over and over and over. And there was one song on it that we hammed up big time. “Mary, Did You Know?” It has become rather popular in the Christmas world of pageants and plays. I have seen it done well—and […]

So, You Love a Student Doctor…

You are the few. The chosen. Perhaps the disillusioned.  But without you, we couldn’t make it. Medicine is a tough road to travel and not just for the student. Sometimes (ok, often times…) it’s the family and friends that get the brunt of it. At the beginning of the school year, I posted 10 Practical […]

On the Facebook Thankfulness

On the Facebook Thankfulness

I’ve never been big on the Facebook status or Twitter trends. “Like this if….” Play by plays of whatever hit show, debate, game, etc. is on at the moment are usually more frustrating than exciting…especially when it’s from the same person. You know the type. For some reason, this year, the 30 days of Thankfulness […]

My Take: ‘I’m spiritual but not religious’ is a cop-out

My Take: ‘I’m spiritual but not religious’ is a cop-out

A very interesting article. I would be interested to hear your thoughts!