Helpmate: valuing and utilizing our differences

I tend to be a “it’s good enough” type of person. Of course, I didn’t realize this about myself until I married a “it’s gotta be done right and complete every time” kind of person. (I love you babe!) Scenario Number 1: Hanging artwork on the wall Tools Palmer uses: hammer, nails, measuring tape, level, […]

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Life Without Limbs

I have two arms, two hands, and ten fingers. I also have two legs, two feet and ten toes. My limbs take me where I need to go, provide opportunity for me to grab something I want, open up the door of my car, and plant flowers in my garden.   Nick Vujicic was born […]

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Uncle E

So, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and being in relationship with Emmanuel Acquaah for almost 8 years now. He is husband to my little sister, uncle to my two daughters, and father to my precious nephew. But here’s the thing – I have learned more about Emmanuel in the past 24 hours, than I […]

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Ring The Bells

Ring The Bells by Johnnyswim and DrewHolcomb and The Neighbors [Verse 1] Ring the bells! This time I mean it Bid the hatred “fair thee well” Give back the pieces of my Jesus Take your counterfeit to hell! Bang the drums! This means war But not the kind you’re waiting for We say mercy won’t […]

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Righteous Anger

I’ve been really angry this week. I mean, to the point where I needed to physically destroy something. Thankfully, my husband and I own a fixer upper that needs plenty of demolition. So on Monday, I dropped the kids off at school and headed straight to Davidson with my hammer and crowbar. Yes, I said […]

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Lessons from Lucy: Part II

My parents split up when I was in my early twenties, it was without a doubt the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to go through. It’s something that I still grieve at times, mostly around holidays or momentous occasions. Don’t get me wrong, God has done a good work in my family, even though […]

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Chicken Soup

Did you know that lemon juice is the secret to good chicken soup? Or that leftover roasted chicken adds a deeper chicken flavor than if it is simply boiled? It also doesn’t hurt to sautéed the vegetables before they are added to the broth, and don’t be afraid to let them brown. I love making […]

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We weren’t meant to do this life alone

So…I’m a high “S” on the DISC assessment, with a flare for “C” when I’m in my safe environment with my safe people. (Not good news for Lucy and Abby when it comes to keeping their rooms and the rest of the house straight – sorry girls!) As an “S” I value my relationships above […]

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Stop waiting to feel prepared…just trust Him

I like to feel ready, prepared, equipped, and confident in my abilities before I dive into something new. I know why I do this, and I don’t like it. It’s my pride, and fear that I won’t be “good enough.” Case in point: I have a strong desire to learn how to play the guitar. […]

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The gift of caring for others

The question I receive most often about my work is a complicated one: “How do you listen to all of those problems and not let it affect you personally? I just couldn’t do it!” It’s a good and fair question. One I don’t enter into lightly, because what the person is really asking is this: […]

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