Back in the day, when I was in my school choir, we did a big production of all the great works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, including a collection from the Sound of Music.  Still today, I find myself singing those songs and teaching them to Noah.  His favorite is My favorite things.  He likes me to sing it when he’s […]

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  It’s so funny.  I woke up this morning with the words, “stop, collaborate and listen” in my mind.  I knew it was from a song from way back in the day…but what song was it and why was I waking up to those lyrics on my mind.  After numerous attempts to go back to […]

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The other day, I was getting ready and listening to Pandora when the song “Let it Rain” came on.  I immediately started to think about all the times we sing this at church and new comers and visitors just kind of mumble sing it or stand there looking confused.  Generally, if I get a chance […]

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This past week, we visited Disney’s Epcot.  We had ample quality family time together.  We ate A LOT of awesome food.  We rode rides and thankfully, Noah was tall enough to ride all the rides he wanted to ride.  At one point, Noah and Phillip wanted to ride Soarin’.  That’s a ride not made for […]

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In May, we will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary; therefore, we wanted to go somewhere special.  Our intentions were to go to Hawaii, so that Phillip could mark it off his list and finally say he’s been to every state in the United States of America.  However, after some discussion we decided to save that […]

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  Let’s be real – generally, speaking the truth can be a hard thing to do.  The concerns of hurting or offending others, the possibility of others isolating you or you making others mad are all reasons that can make speaking truth a less than easy feat sometimes. Those reasons are definitely not an exhaustive […]

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