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Confessions of a Control Freak

Confessions of a Control Freak


Posted By on Mar 2, 2015

  Well that one month break I took from writing and blogging for our move to Oklahoma, apparently turned into two. I forgot how much work is involved in moving, and in the five months I lived out of my suitcases I also forgot how much stuff two people and a cat can accumulate over a period of three and a half years in Japan. I am happy to report that as of right now there is one box left to unpack, and one room left to organize...

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The Girl Who Learned to Run

The Girl Who Learned to Run


Posted By on Dec 5, 2014

    Early this past summer I accomplished what was probably one of the greatest achievements of my personal life — I ran my first half marathon.   Correction, I ran, walked, crawled, and cried my way through my first half marathon. Granted I chose for my first marathon to be one of the hardest courses in the world — a course that began on the Great Wall of China and worked its way out into the surrounding...

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This week the schedule got thrown to the wind as you will see below, so I will resume the normal schedule and post on We Make the Road next week.     This past week has been a whirlwind. The day I moved to Japan I cried as I left my home, family, and friends for a world I had never been to and knew little about.   I never dreamed of the tears that would be shed as I prepared to leave a little over three years later.  ...

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O beautiful for spacious skies… For amber waves of grain… For purple mountain majesties… Above the fruited plain… America! America!      Today we begin our July series, America the Beautiful – History Forgotten. In accordance with the patriotic theme of this weekend, where we celebrate the 4th of July, our nation’s founding, independence, patriotism, freedom, and all things America — I...

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  (This is the fourth and final addition to my homeschooling series. See here for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)   Many people upon finding out that I was homeschooled inevitably ask if I will homeschool my children someday. Growing up when asked that question my answer was always yes. My plan was to grow up, go to Pensacola Christian College, get a degree in education, find a husband, get married, and home-school my own...

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Seasons of Life Part 2

Seasons of Life Part 2


Posted By on May 31, 2014

The Beginning of the End…   (For Part 1, read here) My new life on my own for the first few years also brought with it my first boyfriend, my first breakup, a couple of rebounds, and an ultimate crash into a state of depression I hid for almost six months. On top of this, the second year I was out of the home my sister’s marriage fell apart leading to a heart wrenching divorce that wrecked my family for years to come.   With...

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