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August 24, 2016
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Hey, all y'all “summer bucket list people.” I love you and you’re adorable, and I...
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Beyond Pink Carnations: Why I Don’t Do Mother’s Day at Church
Most Sunday mornings, I take a few prayerful moments before worship. I stand at the...
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I Never: Hilarious Pre-Kid Promises
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Hey. I haven’t had much to say lately. I’m not sure why that is, other...
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