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Entries tagged "being happy"

August 26th 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she wants.   A break-up. Secrets withheld. “If you... READ MORE
February 2nd 2015
If you know me at all, you know I love running. What you might not realize is that I didn't start... READ MORE
November 29th 2014
While driving through the cornfields of Iowa on my way home from Colorado, I heard God's voice for the first... READ MORE
October 16th 2014
5am iPhone alarms ringing in different tones down the echoing hallway of the ladies "dorm" at the Ave Maria Retreat... READ MORE
October 9th 2014
Adventure is doing something you've never done before without expectations or a plan. It's my first international mission trip and it's... READ MORE
October 7th 2014
The Women of Worth Conference: Zambia kicked off bright and early today at Church of God Zambia Region Headquarters. A... READ MORE
April 19th 2014
I lost my Happy.  It seems to have taken a sabbatical and it's really affecting my life. Happy's nemesis, Worry, has been... READ MORE
April 11th 2013
Kids in my day got spanked. Now kids get "time out." They sit in a particular chair in a certain... READ MORE
February 18th 2013
5 glorious vacation days at the beach. Recovering from life. Recovering from myself. Quieting my mind. Planning to write. Planning... READ MORE
November 22nd 2012
I have a confession: I'm behind. I have two notebooks of personal stories and business stories. I'm stressed because I... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.
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