Learning to abide with my secret friend

In order to complete my graduate degree in counseling, I was required to attend 26  sessions with my own professional counselor. At the time, this seemed like an unnecessary, and inconvenient pill to swallow. After all, I had just given birth to our first child, my husband and I had only been married for a year, […]

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Well done

As her hand hit the side of the pool, my thumb hit the stop button on the timer. Before she rose up out of the water, I could see her smiling with joy and excitement! I will never forgot that smile and those eyes, as she looked up at me with great expectation, “Mommy, how […]

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Touched

I once spent the better part of a counseling session rubbing lotion on my clients arms and hands. Before you report me to the licensing board, please allow me to explain. My client was 87, suffering from dementia, and resided in an assisted living center. As the months passed by, she and I grew very […]

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People and their Problems

I work with a lot of people and their problems. Some problems are self-imposed, some are circumstantial, and some are just down right heartbreaking.  I bet your story has problems too. I know mine does.  When I first started counseling at the church, I worked with a lady whose husband had walked out on her. […]

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Stripes with Polka dots

There is a “Zillow under Abby’s pillow!” Oh wait, that’s just her beloved Sheep-sheep. Yes, sometimes it looks like there is a “Zillow under Abby’s pillow,” but seriously, she’s been making her own bed for almost a year now. Can I get an AMEN! And another thing, I don’t pick out their clothes, or dress […]

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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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