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Sugar Coated

Sugar Coated

Dear Millennials,

As I think about our time growing up in America, I cannot help but have fond memories. The truth is that we have been very blessed and privileged to live where we live. Many of us had loving homes, good education, and plenty of opportunities for sports, fine arts, and other activities. If I could define our upbringing, I would describe it as sweet…

Just Because

Just Because

One of my best friends from college named Jen was always an amazing card giver. If I did one simple act of kindness towards her, you better believe by the next day there was a thank you note with my name on it. Today I was thinking about the Just Becausecategory in the card section of the store…

The Why

The Why

Yesterday evening I saw disheartening news that there was a shooting at UNC Charlotte on their final day of classes. Why? I thought to myself. What causes someone to do such a horrific act? How does it get so bad that we end up with wounded and killed teens and young adults who had so much potential in this world?…

Green Tea Please

Green Tea Please

Aside from the fact that I have a strong English heritage, the countless British shows I watch (Downton Abbey, the Crown, and my current favorite - Victoria!), I love tea. Not just any tea, but English Tea. However, a couple of years ago I learned of the benefits of green tea and it now has number one…

Discernment on the Line

Discernment on the Line

Yesterday I witnessed a fisherman on the beach. He wrestled a strong animal and the rough current for a good five minutes. As he continued to struggle, the crowd began to swell. The line finally came to where the waves met the white sand and out of the salty water appeared a baby white tail shark…

Give Up Your Grave

Give Up Your Grave

As I reflect on the weight of today, Good Friday, my mind has continually gone back to the burial of Jesus. I had the privilege of having ample study time this morning and began to seek out the Scriptures (and www.biblehub.com) in a search for details on the burial of Christ…