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Amanda Bacon
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Time is a Teacher
Recently I sat down with my journal after getting the young ones to bed and looked back at my entries from our first couple of months living in North Carolina.  I don't write in this particular journal every day or even every week. I write in it when everyt...

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If You Think Something Nice, Say It
I haven't been to an over-abundance of funerals in my life, but I've been to enough to notice a few things. Each time I'm at a memorial service, as kind words are bravely spoken from the pulpit by loved ones, I always have one great hope as I manage the lum...

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What 2016 Taught
Every once in a while, I like to stop and recount what I've learned after a long stretch of life, and the start of 2017 seemed like the perfect time to pause and look back. Here are my major takeaways from 2016. 1.   I don't always know the answers. My gut ...

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What 2016 Taught
Every once in a while, I like to stop and recount what I've learned after a long stretch of life, and the start of 2017 seemed like the perfect time to pause and look back. Here are my major takeaways from 2016. 1.  I don't always know the answers. My gut i...

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I Pledge Allegiance to Their Standards (No Thanks)
The bath water was warm and inviting. A cup of chai tea sat on the edge of the tub. I wondered if I'd even drink it. Hot water on the outside of the body paired with more hot water poured into the inside is sometimes too much. The door was locked and my lap...

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When the Imaginary Rejections are Getting Ridiculous
The movie trailer begins by panning in on the brunette star's furrowed brow as the voice-over, in his rich, movie trailer-y voice says, "Amanda doesn't have imaginary friends. No, she imagines her real friends despise her and think she's perfectly ridiculou...

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Seven Weeks Later
I picked up my journal this morning for the first time in three months. Three months ago we were one month away from closing on our home and moving in with my in-laws and then my parents' until we left the state at the start of August.  Since then, time has...

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The Olympic Hopeful and the Christian
Well, we did it. We loosened our grip on our beloved Alaska and reached across the continent to embrace a brand new place to call home. We arrived in North Carolina one week ago, and I'm happy to report we're all in one piece and enjoying the vacation-like ...

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On Moving and Leaping
It's taken me two whole months to actually sit down and write about our family's move 4,000 miles from home here in Alaska. Partly because we've been terribly busy organizing our move, getting our home ready, selling things off, packing, and then just livin...

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We Need You and Want You {Mentor Us, Please}
About a year and a half ago I stood in my bathroom and cried hot tears I didn't know were lying dormant inside of me. I was grieving.  I realized my life had a gaping hole in it and I'd only just figured out what it was.  I was mentor-less.  Thirteen years ...
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