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Don’t take things at face value

I once read a story about Jesus. As Jesus was walking through a town in Galilee he came across a jail. Even though the Lord knew what the prisoners were guilty of, He asked the apostles why these men …

It’s OK not to be a duck

As I continue to grow up I think I’ve really come to understand the importance of protecting my mental health, especially after Berit was born. I don’t keep it secret that I struggled with postpartum …

We’re never too old to be young

Sometimes I forget I’m an adult. I spend most of my day surrounded by teenagers and invest myself in their lives, dreams, goals, and problems. This weekend I watched my best friend get married t…

Share your light with others

I got to witness the best thing on Sunday morning. Charlie got to be the acolyte at First United Methodist Church for the first time. This has been a long time coming and ever since he was in kinderga…

Labels can become predictors

Labels matter. Whether it be on a shirt, on a drink, or on a person those labels determine what you think about that particular object. I’ve been rather discouraged lately seeing how many differ…

Teens need to keep their heads up

When we hit our teen years, we go through a lot of things. We’re learning about who we are and we’re trying to fit in. We want to be accepted by our peers, and we’re figuring out what we’re good at in…

Let’s hear it for the team

Football season is upon us! Bring on the cheerleaders, the Friday night lights, the grass stains, and the sweat. People in Mississippi attend football games as loyally as they attend Sunday morning ch…

Children do what they see

Berit may look like her daddy but she does so many things that I do from sleeping the same to poking her lip out when she’s sad, a classic baby Courtney trademark. When I first became pregnant I…

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