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Lean In

Driving a car through an unfamiliar area. Talking to a kid with an ear infection or someone who’s hard of hearing. Sharing a secret with someone. They all have something in common. When the boys were little we traveled to California with a couple we are friends with. We took on San Diego with the…
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When God comes as a Photographer and a Steak n Shake Waitress

November naturally brings on the onslaught of “thankful Facebook posts” that I have a love hate relationship with. I love them because I love seeing people be thankful for what they have. I hate them because I’m afraid people may think they can only  be thankful in November. I know that’s not the heart of…
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Green for Vets, Red for Hookers

We were on our way to a basketball game when from the back seat of the van we hear, “What’s the green light mean?” Bewildered, I ask “Huh?” “The green lights.  On some people’s front porches.  Why are some green and some aren’t?” My own light went off in my head “Oh!  Well, that means…
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Gettin dissed

May I just say? October really sucked. I mean, nothing against the month and all…it’s usually my favorite month of the year, actually. But I have never been so glad to see a month end. Please November.  Be gentle. Nothing bad happened to me personally but just the daily-ness of life and feeling like a…
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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

So the older I’ve gotten, and the longer I’ve been married to Jason, I have found that I don’t enjoy staying in a hotel like I used to. Young Jill would have thrown caution to the wind and jumped right into the hotel bed and snuggled right up. Nowadays I strip the bed and search…
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Why I don’t like Bridges Church Right Now

Some things you see and you’re like, “Oh, that’s nice.” Other things you see and it just really hits you hard. Phoebe is involved in King’s Kids, a youth choir at a local church in our community, Bridges Church. It’s a great church full of wonderful people doing kingdom changing things for our area. As…
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