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20 minutes.

Going on my 14th hour of work I stood in the ICU in my patient’s room with my backpack on, clinging my jacket, I was so very close to ending this relentless day that started on four hours of poor-quality sleep.   523 more words


Am I the nagging bride?

PRO 27:15-16 MSG
A nagging spouse is like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet; You can’t turn it off, and you can’t get away from it. 2,066 more words


Digging Up Bones by Belinda Bryan

It’s a family affair on the blog today. My mother recently wrote this awesome piece on forgiveness and gratitude on her blog, and it was just too good to go unshared. 816 more words

Bright Ideas


I am incredibly fortunate to still have both of my parents within a days drive.  With Mother’s Day just past I’ve watched many of my friends struggle with the grief of no longer having their Mom a phone call away.   489 more words


people amaze me

In my first day of ‘fundraising’ for my trip, I received two donations, one anonymous and one from a friend from a previous workplace. Both were 100 dollar donations. 126 more words


Characterized by Love

“Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love,” (Hebrews 13:1).

There are times as a dad when I look at my children and I am disappointed they don’t get along better with their siblings.  558 more words

Family Life

"get some rest"

This morning shortly after I arrived to work I was told that the man I’d spent the last 4 hours of a particularly calamity-filled, extensive shift with last night died moments before I arrived.  753 more words