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Ever give up on yourself and wonder if God’s doing the same? In a Toastmasters speech Monday, I described the pain and disappointment I felt when I got uninvited to a friend’s upcoming wedding. I struggled with a sense of rejection because  I considered them family but wasn’t part of theirs. It kicked the wind […]

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After poring over our ballots this week, Tim, Andy, Emily and I selected our favorites for President of the United States, Congressional rep, state treasurer, and attorney general. Then we voted on a few measures like fishing, marijuana, libraries, and school funding. I love the freedom to pick our leaders and decide how our tax […]

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I had the privilege of taking home first prize in Portland Toastmaster’s Mock Tall Tales contest Monday night! I told the story of Jumping Jimmy of Calaveras County, who competed in a frog race and broad jump  (see blog posts of March 28 and April 2 for more of the story). At the end of […]

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Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Prov. 19:21, NIV)     “God did not want the beauty of His nature and the glory of His kingdom solely to be represented by the great, the good and the clever. He did not want a Who’s Who […]

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