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Uncertainty, Worship & Life in the Fog

November 12th, 2015 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 6 Comments

I sat down yesterday wanting to write about a handful of things. For a good 20 minutes I tidied up my desk just to give my restless hands something to do, hoping that I’d sort out my scattered thoughts in the process. Didn’t happen. Whether it’s about the big things or the small ones in […]

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A Prayer for the Ordinary People

November 5th, 2015 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 6 Comments

Extravagance is lovely. A fancy holiday meal, a meticulously set table, the high thread-count sheets at a luxury hotel, first-class airfare to an exotic location, an expertly tailored designer gown—extravagance, in all its forms, thrills. Extravagance is fun. But a continuous loop of the finer things? Day in and day out excess? One exceptional thing […]

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When Our Most Fervent Prayers Go Unanswered

October 29th, 2015 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · 9 Comments

There’s this old journal I keep tucked away on a high shelf in my closet. The first entry was made just over seven years ago in October of 2008. It’s a prayer journal, and it’s home to some of my deepest and most fervent cries to God. I thumbed through it the other day for […]

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Where I’ve Been for 7 Months

October 22nd, 2015 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · 26 Comments

Any ideas of what to write after you’ve been away from your blog for more than half a year? Yeah, me neither. I’ve spent the past 10 minutes staring at a blank screen and I still don’t have a clue where to start. The good thing is that I’ve got a pot of chamomile tea […]

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Feasting On Spiritual Food

March 25th, 2015 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 19 Comments
O Taste and See That the Lord is Good!

I love when people ask me questions about food. I could talk ingredients and methods and cookware all day. (Not an exaggeration. I really could.) But you know what I love talking about even more than food? Spiritual food. Bible verses, great books, compelling sermons, deep musings on the meaning of life—give me a cup […]

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The Essential Vitamin You May Be Missing

February 25th, 2015 at 11:11 am · Post a comment · 4 Comments

Aloha from the sunny shores of Maui! I’ve been in Hawaii for about a week now and the rejuvenation sinking down to my bones is marvelous. When I left Wisconsin, it was -11 (-27 with windchill). When I stepped off the plane in Hawaii, it was 75, sunny, and perfectly humid. REJOICE! Vacations are an […]

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5 Travel Mistakes to Avoid

February 9th, 2015 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments
5 Travel Mistakes to Avoid |

Part of me gets nervous before just about every trip I take. If you have food allergies and/or other health issues, I know you can relate. When you put yourself in an extended situation where you have less control over your environment, meals, ingredients used, and overall routine, it can definitely raise the old stress […]

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Am I Spending Too Much Money On Food?

January 20th, 2015 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 21 Comments
Am I Spending Too Much Money on Food?

It’s a question I’ve asked myself more than once: Am I spending too much money on food? There’s no sugar-coating it. Eating a “special” diet can definitely be hard on the old wallet. There are times when I’m at the store paying for my load of gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free, grain-free, legume-free groceries and think […]

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When Your Life Is Too “Small” To Do Something “Big”

January 14th, 2015 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · 16 Comments

My entire life essentially exists in a 10-mile radius. I always go to the same grocery stores, usually at the same time of day. I’m usually at the bank sometime on Friday or Saturday morning. I get my gas at the same gas station every few weeks. I go to church each Sunday morning and […]

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The Thankful 30: Day 30—We Made It!

November 30th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments

And 29 blog posts later…we made it to Day 30 of The Thankful 30! Writing this series has been such a rewarding challenge for me. Coming to my computer each day and writing about gratitude has not only opened my eyes to see blessings more clearly, but has also drawn me closer to God and […]

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