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Seminary Graduation

Today I graduated from Truett Seminary. It took me three and a half years as a full-time student to earn a Master of Divinity degree. Fifteen of us walked across the stage for this December graduation, accepting the diploma from Baylor president Ken Starr, shaking Dean Garland's hand, and sitting down to wonder ... what next? Graduates and family members were ...

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A busy most wonderful time of the year

Transitions are a whirlwind. In the last month, I have learned, seen, and experienced an overwhelming number of things that I want to share here on this blog. But as you well know, the experiencing of so much sometimes prevents the sharing of it. Do your relationships suffer when life gets hectic? When life gets chaotic, writing gets tossed to the wayside for ...

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A word of caution for your grandmothers around finals time

Hey college and graduate students! Finals are fast approaching. And I have a word of warning for your grandmothers. Tell them to take care. Did you know that there is a sudden increase of deaths among students’ relatives at the end of the semester? After years of observation, many professors will attest to this. One professor said that in an average semester, ...

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Feeling exhausted today?

I am tired. For the past three months I have been working towards the goal of putting our house on the market, and I am finally there. After all the repairs and staging over these months, today I scrubbed the house up and down so the realtor could take photos and post them online. By tomorrow morning people will have the chance to see and buy. Selling our ...

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Don’t commute

I hate driving. What do I hate even more than driving? Driving for a long time. My husband and I moved to a Houston suburb two weeks ago. And now, for the first time in my life, I have to drive over 45 minutes to my workplace. I’m doing this because I know it’s only temporary. We are fixing up our house so we can sell it. I can endure anything for a few months. ...

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