Category Archives: Personal Ponderings

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Risks and Rewards

Four weeks of blogging on friendship cannot encapsulate the many nuances of this topic: the types, styles and dynamics. Reflecting upon the many people I have called friends through the years brings a smile (and some tears) to my face. … Continue reading

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Even From a Distance

Having been raised in Hawaii long distance friendships were normal for me and correspondence became a way of life. My pen pals ranged in age from 80 to 5, some I had chatted with in person and some I had … Continue reading

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The ā€˜Iā€™ in Friend

Selflessness is at the heart of friendship but there is also value in simply being yourself. I genuinely struggled with this as I exited the blissful oblivion of childhood and became more self-aware. Through my childhood and teenage years I … Continue reading

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Building Sound Friendships

Is it already a new month? Wow! And a new month means a new theme of blogs. I would like to take time to focus on friendship. Friendship is vital for a socially fulfilled life and it refines us as … Continue reading

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Facing the Truth

The beauty of the gospel is that it reveals the evil within us, declares our need for a savior and points us to Him. This month and this journey through the Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have found me pondering … Continue reading

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Fear or Faith

Does fear define you? What are your top five fears: fear of failure, fear of disappointment, fear of disapproval, fear of…? My husband and I were chatting about what prevents us from sharing the truth of the gospel with our … Continue reading

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To Shilo: Upon the Eve of his First Birthday

‘To amaze: fill with astonishment; astound, take someone’s breath away…’ As we prepare to step into your second year of life and bid babyhood an official farewell, amazement provides the best description for my first year with you.  The first … Continue reading

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