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Crunchy Romaine Toss

I like to eat healthy. But I also like to not eat healthy. I find that instead of munching away on carrot sticks or Snickers bars and whatnot, nuts help to keep hunger at bay. Despite their high fat content, they’re packed with protein and fiber, both of which give you that full feeling.  I…

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Monday Morsels 4.28.14

I had the pleasure of celebrating my birthday over the weekend for a change.  It seems like it’s been ages since that’s happened; over the last couple of years, everyone’s birthdays fell during the weekday rut.  We spent them driving to this practice or that small group, finagling dinners around after-school jobs, trying hard to make the…

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Courage: Stepping off into (Seeming) Uncertainty

See this picture?  And the small blackish-red dot about 1/3 of the way on the right?  That’s me.  Ziplining about 300′ above the forest floor, and 1900′ from one end of the gorge to the other.  It took more than a couple deep breaths, a few “you can do it!” mantras in my head, and…

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…but I have prayed for you, my Prodigal Son

Sometimes… it’s just horrible being a parent. Not because your children are awful.  Although, admit it, sometimes they are. And not because you don’t love them.  Because you do, more than you love yourself. Or especially because you feel like you’re not a good parent.  Again… don’t deny it, you feel that way more than you don’t. But…

Orange Breakfast Rolls

Orange Breakfast Rolls

If I had my druthers, every Sunday breakfast would start with that certain doughboy’s orange rolls “fresh” from a can. A can that is so pressurized, you hit it on the edge of a counter until it pops. Those orange rolls…. I don’t know what it is, but I love them. Love them!!! I would…

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Flying into Glass Doors

I have French doors in my kitchen, the kind without the mullions.  I also have a birdfeeder hanging from the porch roof right outside those doors, and in winter, it’s a hub of activity.  While everything else is gray, quiet, and lifeless, the birds remain constant in their fluttering, flapping, swooping, and chirping. It’s not…

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Monday Morsels 4.14.14

Sundays are usually fairly lazy days at our house.  After church, we’ll either head out to eat, or come home and all go off to our respective corners for a little while.  Leftovers or whatever you can find or make is also on tap.  Every once in a while, I’ll make a dinner, but for…