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Rough Waters

August 9, 2016 The early morning air rushed past me. I shivered with glee as I cut outside the boat’s wake, my single ski skimming effortlessly through the smooth water. The evergreens emerging from the rocky banks reflected on the lake’s surface like a mirror. No one else was in sight. All I could hear…

The Good Guy

This summer many unfortunate events have transpired throughout the world, resulting in fear, protests, and lives forever changed. Social media has erupted, everyone desperate to share their own opinions and feelings and stand up for what they believed to be true. Never before had I felt unsafe. Until now. As I have watched these events…

Yuletide Cheer

July 25, 2016 Flip-flops, sunglasses, and sunscreen – yup, it’s clearly time for some Yuletide cheer! The countdown is on: only five more months until Christmas! And what better time to think about the birth of our Lord without the distractions of gingerbread houses, snowball fights, and wrapping presents than in the middle of summer?…

Lemonade Stands

July 18 It’s the middle of summer now – can you believe how time has flown? School’s been out for weeks, the sun is out, and the heat is on. Kids are starting to go stir crazy, and they’re taking their parents down with them. As I drive, I see more and more kids sitting…

Permeating the World

July 11, 2016 I sat straight up in bed. “Oh no!” My husband turned over. “What’s wrong!?” “Basher’s been sprayed by a skunk!” I lamented. Our American Akita lay by the bed, innocently licking himself as if nothing was amiss. The smell was so strong I could taste it. My sleepy mind reeled. The dog…