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Does God Even CARE?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how it is we can believe in God and trust that he actually cares about us, in the midst of pain or seeming “silence.” There’s a lot to be said about the problem … Continue reading

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Love Kills

Warning – the following blog post is wrought with reverse sexism.  It’s a joke, people.  Please don’t comment about how I’m setting women’s rights back.    Recently, I’ve had a bit of a bug problem.  Gross, huh?  Well – it’s … Continue reading

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Sending out an S.O.S.

Well – ’tis the season… The wildflowers are in full bloom, the temperature and humidity are rapidly rising, the pollen count is high, and people have reclaimed all those vices they gave up for lent.  It can all only mean … Continue reading

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I Need Some Space…

  A friend of mine (married) recently chuckled as he said, “Oh I love that one story about the guy who went on a date with you and didn’t ask you anything about you.  That’s my favorite.”  I looked at … Continue reading

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  Why do so many people hate Valentine’s Day? Right, right, I can hear many of you reciting that over-used line, “It’s just a ‘Hallmark holiday’.” And…? Is Hallmark inherently evil? Don’t thousands of companies latch onto holidays to boost … Continue reading

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A Study in Santa – Pt. III …Do You Believe?

Do you believe in Santa Claus? I mean…duh… obviously, you know that he isn’t real.  But still…….do you believe in the magic and wonder that sits just beneath the fantasy? Let me explain… (and yes…I’m reusing a post from last … Continue reading

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A Study in Santa – Pt. II …Naughty or Nice?

I’m co-opting a blog from another site for this post.  But never fear…the author is just as amazing as I am…  😉 And yes, you’ll note some similar themes as the previous post, but it’s coming from a different angle. … Continue reading

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A Study in SANTA – pt. I …is Santa Naughty?

‘Tis the season to read articles on why Santa is evil. I know…’tis the season to be jolly…but not too jolly, because that would be acting like Santa…who’s evil. Ok, ok, maybe not evil – but DEFINITELY not something a … Continue reading

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You Get What You Pay For…?

I know y’all love to hear the tales of my failed dates, and as many of you have been letting me know – it’s been too long since I posted one.  So …here we go.  I think I’ve waited the requisite … Continue reading

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Ask Sarah – When to NOT have sex?

Dear Sarah, I’m convinced that God intended physical intimacy as a gift that should be reserved for marriage. However, I get the impression that this is not the normal practice on the dating scene, especially when you’re a grown adult, even … Continue reading

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