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But if you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture: You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well. But if you show prejudice you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as violator. (James 2:8-9 NET) Effective neighborly love is rooted in healthy self love. Sometimes it’s hard […]

16th Anniversary

Marriage is hard. Not nearly as hard as my head but hard nevertheless. It’s just hard to be nice 5840 days in a row. My daughter keeps asking why so and so can’t be her sister because said friend would treat her sooooo much nicer than her actual siblings. I can’t seem to make her […]

On love & perserverance

Parenting promises free lessons in perseverance. They say pick your battles and I do but some struggles are non-negotiable. Like teaching my kids German. When my son was an infant my mother pulled me aside, urging me to commit to pass on our native tongue. My parents not being able to communicate with my husband […]