Jen Sophia as baby

Parenthood

As the nurse handed me my newborn daughter, I couldn’t wait to get my precious little bundle home and start life as a new parent. I’d seen the magazine ads. You know, the ones with the new mother in her white flowing gown, holding her sleeping baby as she gazed peacefully out the window? I…

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Earth Suits

We all have this container in which we live and move around the earth. No two are exactly the same. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. And just like my car, they wear out with age and require exorbitant amounts of money and special maintenance to keep them running. They often don’t…

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Everything by Prayer sign

Everything by Prayer

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”    Philippians 4:6-7 Over the years, as a recovering worrywart, this verse has…

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The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

We all sat in our lovely blue “gowns” as we waited our turn to be called back for our tests. Some sat quietly looking at their phones, others browsing through a magazine, others sitting with their eyes closed. You could cut the air of nervousness with a knife. I looked at each woman in the…

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Religion or Relationship

For the first 16 years of my life I thought securing my eternal destiny in heaven and being approved by God was all about following the “rules” and being a good person. My mom reinforced that understanding by taking my brothers and me to church every Sunday and on special religious holidays. I heard all…

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Feed Your Faith

World events are ramping up to apocalyptic proportions. Headlines are screaming of natural disasters, horrific conflict, barbaric loss of life, deadly disease, and the threat of attack. Some even say it is the beginning of the end, referring to Biblical end times. Christians are no longer being persecuted under hidden veils but for the entire…

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Aaron & Allison wedding

Legacy of Faith

I had the joy of attending a life long friend’s daughter’s wedding a few weeks ago. Her mom is like the sister I never had and her daughter calls me Aunt Jenny. I was thrilled to celebrate this memorable day with the bride & groom, family, and all others who were in attendance. As the…

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Clouds

There Is Hope!

I usually am not one to write about celebrities’ lives, but this recent suicidal death of Robin Williams speaks right to the core of depression and true identity. His death brought shock waves to the world that loved this brilliantly funny man who brought so much joy into the lives of many for generations. His…

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Through the Lens

I fell in love with photography when I was nine years old when my dad gave me my first camera – a Brownie Starflash with pop in blue flash bulbs. It was the beginning of what would become a life-long love of seeing life through a camera lens. Squinting one eye and focusing with the…

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Airplane wing-sunset

Blink

As I saw and heard the tragic news of the Malaysian airliner that was senselessly shot down a few days ago, I was deeply saddened for the loss of so many loved ones and their families. It was also a stark reminder of how unexpectedly our time on earth can come to an end. This…

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