Clarity

I was eight when I got my first pair of glasses. My third grade teacher sent home a note and suggested I get my eyes tested because I was having a hard time seeing the board. My parents took me to the optometrists and sure enough, I was myopic…or near...

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The Importance of Suffering

Suffering. What an ugly word. We’re trained by society and contemporary medicinal practices to abhor and avoid suffering if at all possible. Suffering or the feeling of physical and emotional pain is considered to be alien to our bodies. We treat it as an abnormal part of nature and of...

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Why Love Has Yet to Quench My Thirst

I wrote a blog post several months ago about whether loving others is worth it, even when your love isn’t reciprocated. Since then, I’ve had to re-read that post countless times, because even though I concluded at the time that unconditionally loving others is the worthiest pursuit in life, I have...

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Why I Haven’t Been Praying

Lately, I haven’t asked God for much. It’s sort of strange, because usually whenever I talk with Him I’m either asking or thanking Him for something. Since my gratitude and requests have recently been limited, my communication with Him has decreased as a result. I suppose the reason for this...

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Sitting at a Coffee Shop

Sitting at a coffee shop, letters and envelops scattered around the table, I started writing little notes of encouragement to my friends and family. I try to do it once every couple of weeks, but life gets busy (and Day Camp happens). I really like writing letters. Not so much...

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Be Still

For the 4th of July weekend, my husband, Tom, and I camped-out with friends who have a place along the Coeur d’Alene River. Not only were we having a terrific time, but the large number of people who floated past us on their variety of inner tubes, floating chairs, and...

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Free Hats & Cinnamon Rolls

Many of you know that each summer ushers in an annual camping trip to Challis Hot Springs in central Idaho for the Cleggs. We have enjoyed many years relaxing, sightseeing, and meeting a variety of people. This year my best friend and her husband drove up from Boise area to...

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A Small Price

I hear it in the rustle of the leaves from the light breeze. I see it in the slow tease of the waves lapping at the shore. I feel it in the depths of my being, slight whispers of peace, restlessness, and sweet, sweet nostalgia. Summer has arrived. For as...

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The New Guy – Nikii Dixon

Life Highlights: I almost died twice in my life when I was younger. Once when I went Skiing in Germany and also when I went swimming at a athletic club in Germany. Something about Germany lol. At a cool summer basketball camp, I played one on one basketball with NBA...

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