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Getting My Hands Dirty

It is true you know. Many hands make light work. Yesterday I woke a little early and headed to my church to help set up for our annual Fall Festival. Jeremy and I haven't been going to the church very long... Continue Reading →

Then Tonight Happened

Lately I've been feeling that I have nothing to say. Well, nothing good to say. Or anything good to contribute. And then tonight happened. It's been mighty rough going back to work this week. It's as if everything lay stagnant,... Continue Reading →

The Storyteller Tour

I have been following Carrie Underwood since the day she told Simon Cowell he was scary. There was something about that voice that drew me in. I watched her wow her way through the judges and American Idol Season 4.... Continue Reading →

My Story of Life

Every story has its chapters and today I start a new one. Today is day one of a much needed vacation. I've never taken an actual vacation for me. There's been a few times I've taken vacations to meet the... Continue Reading →

Entertaining Strangers

I was asked yesterday what made me want to help people. A plethora of reasons popped in my head and it was hard to explain. The running joke in my house was that I've chosen to give back to others,... Continue Reading →

Perfectionism

I have OCD. It isn't really bad but it isn't really mild either. If given the chance I'd probably like me to the character Martin of Sleeping With the Enemy - minus the whole if I can't have you no... Continue Reading →

The Depth of a Bloodline

Sometimes I think about my past, my mistakes and wonder how it affected my family. Family isn't just an important thing. Family is everything. I sit here trying to sort feelings in me that I'm not certain I understand. The only... Continue Reading →

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