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Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

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I love the band, U2.
Their music has been a constant companion for three decades. However, their album Joshua Tree is one of the soundtracks of my life -- moving to another city...another country...losing friends...finding new ones...finding love...having babies...growing up....changing...always changing.
The music in this album has an innate rhythm, a measured step as if the songs and artists themselves are walking/running/journeying towards a destination not entirely known. As a thirteen-year-old on the brink of becoming, I had never heard anything like it. From the ringing guitars, to the driving bass to Bono's passionate pleadings...I was hooked.
It sounds dramatic to say that I felt it in my soul, but I did.
I did.
Over the years, I have also admired Bono (and the band) for his passion for truth, justice and grace for all people. It would have been easy to just be rock stars, collect accolades, tour the world and revel in their money and success. Yet, they have been constant…

Control : Shift

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I use my computer keyboard a lot. I have spent many hours typing for work, as a writer, as a homeschool mom and more. (Shout out to my high school Typing teacher for insisting we learn how to type by touch and all those drills.) With all the multiple hours of typing, I have figured out that ergonomic keyboards are my friend, and so is the control shift key.

If you don't know about the magical CONTROL key, it holds unimaginable potential in helping you access computer program shortcuts and commands. If you spend any amount of time on a keyboard, then you definitely want to save this site about keyboard shortcuts for future reference.

As much as I enjoy a good keyboard shortcut, the truth is that there are often no shortcuts in my personal life and development.

There have been many times over the past two years that I have yearned for an easy way out of the turmoil, trouble and struggle that I have walked through. It's no exaggeration for me to say that this period of my life h…

Living well is....well, a lot of fun!

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This photo represents some of my favorite things: a table, coffee, good company, and sharing tips and information.

Although this happens fairly frequently in my home, yesterday was the first time I have had an "official" gathering to discuss wellness. And it happened courtesty of wellness cheerleader, Katie Wells, of the popular blogsite, Wellness Mama.

Like Katie, I have been on my own journey to wellness for my family for many years, and have been following her blogsite for the last several.

We have been making gradual changes to limit our usage of chemicals in our cleaning and personal products, our use of plastics and make changes to more natural eating habits.

Moving out of the city to a few acres has allowed us to eat fresh eggs from our own chickens, consume goat milk from our own goats and harvest our own fruit from our orchard.

However, we are not where I would like to be in terms of our eating practices so when I saw that Katie was publishing a cookbook promoting …

The Myth of the Generational Curse

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I get so excited these days when I see a blog post or article that echoes the very thing that I have been working through in my mind and heart.

One of the latest things I have been chewing on is the concept of "generational curses" and whether or not they pertain to us today.

I have grown up in the church hearing about generational curses now and then. I have heard several people talk about how their family has suffered under it, and more recently, was part of a prayer team where one member went through several generations of the prayer receipient and prayed off curses from each one.

It left me a bit perplexed because the journey I have been walking this past year has opened my eyes to some pretty radical and amazing realities.

Because of what Jesus did on the cross, we do not live under a curse.

But we can choose to live cursed.

Before we unpack that, let's talk about the verses in the Old Testament that people refer to when they speak of generational curses.

Jonathan …