Immigration and the Bible

I’m not usually one to get all political.  I’m conservative, yes, but I see flaws and failings in that mindset as well as those who are more liberal.  I don’t think anyone has all the right answers – except for God of course.  I’ve been deeply interested in the whole refugee/migrant issue and I’ve seen…

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Fear ≠ Truth

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about fear.  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about postponing my wedding, as my fiance and I had made the decision to do so based on all the stress that was between us and surrounding our wedding.  Then I went pretty much silent for a while.  No new…

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Waiting

Waiting. Is. Not. Fun. Yet even in our instant culture sometimes we just have to wait.  We have to wait for our cardboard pizzas to bake.  We have to wait at the doctor’s office.  We have to wait for a five year old to painstakingly tie his shoes.  Waiting is just part of life. Recently…

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South Dakota Hygge

Have you heard of the Danish concept of hygge?  I first read about it a few years ago and was intrigued by the concept.  It is: I was captivated because, looking back, that’s what the majority of my childhood winter evenings felt like.  They were special: we took time to be together, to enjoy each…

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Postponing a Wedding

Two weeks ago my fiancé and I decided to postpone our wedding. Why? A few reasons.  Poor communication habits + being too busy + not seeing each other in two months + lack of family support = both of us feeling unloved, neglected, and discouraged with one another.  Things came to a head when I…

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Wedding Dress Update

I know, I know, it’s been a while. And you’re all dying to know: did I get my dress done? Well. Yes. And no. It’s wearable. And it’s taken a while to get to this point. But let’s start at the beginning, recap for those of you just joining us. I started my dress the…

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