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New Life

August 22, 2016 I stood in line at the Social Security Administration, waiting…waiting…waiting, with the required documents to officially change my name. After all the wedding bell bliss, the reality of transition had set in. I was in a season of change. Happy change, but change nevertheless. I now had a husband, a new home,…

The Passing of Time

August 15, 2016 Aaaand it’s Monday again. An entire week of our usual routines and responsibilities looms out in front of us, casting a shadow over this sunshiny summer day. Time to start wishing that it was Friday already, right? Then the beautiful freedom of the weekend could smile on us. As a teenager, I…

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?…