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I Run with a Limp

Until last week, I had not participated in a road race in several years. Aside from a busy life, multiple injuries have plagued me and made running more of an exercise in futility than an actual exercise of the body….
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Google Maps for grief

Jeff was the quintessential travel companion. Truly, all his years in Boy Scouts and the Army paid off. He planned ahead to keep us on time (which I often sabotaged) and navigated our way through check-in and security to whichever…
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New Beginnings

From the nodding of sunny daffodils to the fragrance of flowering crabapple trees, spring’s color explosion always refreshes my spirit and reminds me of new beginnings. The signs of rebirth and renewal bear witness to and point to the restoration…
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But when you ask…

  Note: The original draft of this was written on September 9. I have kept most of the original but have tried to edit for clarity since Jeff went home to be with the Lord only two days later.  About…
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Birthdays and holidays

People always say that holidays and birthdays are the worst times for the aggrieved. If that’s the case, this month is a sadness superfecta with grief “land mines” sprinkled all over. Last weekend, my family celebrated Thanksgiving and Jeff’s birthday,…
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A Feast Awaits

A guest blog by Christi. Note: I originally wrote this August 28, 2015, but I wanted to read it to Jeff before publishing, but he was placed on a ventilator before I could. I had to move forward without his…
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Months

No one likes receiving bad news, even those of us who are unnaturally accustomed to it. I remember sitting with my dad when we met with his oncologist back in 2007. My dad had been battling lung cancer for about…
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Faith Through Love

What’s important to you? I mean really deep down, and the core of your being, so important that life would never be the same if it were taken from you? It’s the thing you would have inscribed on your tombstone…
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Just Call me Lazarus

Before you scoff at that title, let me explain. While God did not literally resurrect me, I’ve come eerily close to death on more than one occasion over the past three months. If you don’t believe that, just ask my…
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