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Taking a stand for injustice

One year ago, tonight we were awoken by a fire waging war on our home. A break in the lining of our fireplace caused some embers to get into the attic and smolder, until it built enough gumption to fully take off and cause over $40,000 in damage on our home. We walked out with… Continue reading Taking a stand for injustice

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Five things I know to be true today…

A good writer should never apologize in an opening - it's not a good "hook" - but I never claimed to be good. I'm sorry - this is a blog post all about me - and if you don't know me personally, you may not care to read it, but perhaps it will speak to… Continue reading Five things I know to be true today…

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Discouragement is a joy stealer

It's 4am and I'm awake. I heard crackling. it must have been in my dream, but it was enough to wake me up. Before I could fall back to sleep, discouragement set in, as I realized where I was. Or rather, where I wasn't. It's been 23 sleeps since a fire took us out of… Continue reading Discouragement is a joy stealer

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Finding contentment in difficult circumstances

One week ago at this exact time, I was enjoying a warm fire in our fireplace. A few hours later, it erupted into a fire in our home. As I’m sure you can imagine, the last seven days have been incredibly exhausting. The more days away from our normal, comfortable lifestyle, the easier it is… Continue reading Finding contentment in difficult circumstances

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Fire post thoughts

It's been three sleeps since the crackling of a kindling attic fire awoke us from our peaceful slumber. My understanding of the situation and expectation of what tomorrow holds is still very limited. We currently operate one day at a time, unsure of next steps. With lingering thoughts that a long holiday weekend will stall… Continue reading Fire post thoughts

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When the road gets bumpy

Yesterday many of you woke up to the news that my family experienced the devastation of a house fire. Similarly, we were awoken just before 1:00 am in that situation. In an instant, all of our plans came to a standstill and we were at the mercy of the circumstance in front of us. Our… Continue reading When the road gets bumpy

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When You’re Forced to Play Games You Don’t Want to Play

I love playing games. As early as I can remember, I have had a competitive nature. It's win or lose. Black or white. There are no in-betweens. Games that I can win, I keep playing. Games that I constantly lose, I quit playing. You won't ever catch me playing Checkers or Chess. It's not a… Continue reading When You’re Forced to Play Games You Don’t Want to Play