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Greg* and I had been dating for two years. We got along well for the most part. Talk of marriage had entered the picture. We were good for each other. Except for a couple of things. He got an idea into his head, and he wouldn’t budge. Period. Then came what I call the Coke ...continue reading

Advent Week 1: Anticipation

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” —Isaiah 9:2 (NIV) One night several years ago, I made the huge mistake of drinking way too much green tea while eating Japanese with my husband. You guessed what happened. I lay ...continue reading

Advent Introduction: Perfect Imperfection

Part of me welcomes the Holidays. Part of me cringes. But aren’t the Holidays a happy time? I’ll not argue that. Not at all. However, this time of year always induces in me stress, if not outright stress, an undercurrent that can eat away at my peace until I feel like a basket case. Stress ...continue reading