Category: Weekly

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When I tell you I am angry and frustrated, ask me what I am being self righteous about.

Ok, don’t really ask me what I am being self-righteous about because I will probably punch you square in the throat. But I have learned something about my low level anger and frustration this past month, and it is not pretty. Sometimes however, freedom comes when we stare straight into our ugliness, call it what it is and confess it to God. I have … Read More When I tell you I am angry and frustrated, ask me what I am being self righteous about.

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Downton the Confused Duck

This is Downton.  She is very confused.  She has never really had a firm foundation or identity.  This is partly our fault.  For one, she was purchased on a whim with 11 chickens.  She was the only duck left in the duck pen and I could not stand to leave her all alone.  So she started off thinking she was a chicken.  The second … Read More Downton the Confused Duck

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Don’t Reach for the Second Dog

I have been writing everyday about the One Year Bible. I am trying to make it short but what can I say? I have the gift of words! Hahaha! I am blown away by all the things that God is teaching me right now. Through scripture, the world around me and my relationships a theme is surfacing that I wanted to camp out on. … Read More Don’t Reach for the Second Dog

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Happy Birthday to the Blog!!!!

I have been writing everyday about the One Year Bible. I am trying to make it short but what can I say? I have the gift of words! Hahaha! I am blown away by all the things that God is teaching me right now. Through scripture, the world around me and my relationships a theme is surfacing that I wanted to camp out on. … Read More Happy Birthday to the Blog!!!!

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Griswold Family Christmas and something new I am trying.

Griswold Family Christmas: Yeesh, Christmas is already over. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and you are not suffering from holiday PTSD like I am. Now to be sure I am not blaming any of my family for my PTSD. My traumatic stress is all self induced. It goes something like this…. “Oh gosh, I hope she is having a good time. Is … Read More Griswold Family Christmas and something new I am trying.

Goodbye 1950 Alpha Drive

Well, it has been a minute, as the young people say. My birthday was amazing. Much to my surprise I looked exactly the same on the morning of my birthday as I did the night before. I thought maybe on your 40th you would wake up needing a face lift. As it turns out, not much has changed. Well except I just realized I … Read More Goodbye 1950 Alpha Drive

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Do I Still Turn 40 If My Friends Hijack My Blog?

Hello Sarah K. Griffith Blog forum! To start off I would like to introduce myself… My name is Laycie, as you might have read about me in previous posts. Anywho! I would like to apologize in advance for all of you who are blog savvy and up-to-date on blog do’s and don’ts, because this girl is definitely not! I probably should have swung by … Read More Do I Still Turn 40 If My Friends Hijack My Blog?

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Why don’t people just do what I tell them to do?

I have spent most of this last week frustrated that people don’t do what I say. I mean they tell me their problems, I tell them the perfect solution and then they go and do something completely different and so not right. How is one with all the answers, like me, to interact with people who don’t do what I tell them to do? … Read More Why don’t people just do what I tell them to do?

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Why does my husband keep looking for houses in the desert?

Two weekends ago at church Doug preached such a profound message. This post started out as “last weekend at church…” and I was going to publish it last week but a funny thing happened. As soon as I started writing about what this post was about I could not stop doing what I was telling myself not to do in this post. Are you … Read More Why does my husband keep looking for houses in the desert?

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The Eye Bra

Here is the thing. I am almost 40. I will be 40 in November. Like, 40….the BIG 4-0…over the hill…it’s all downhill from here….free time is spent checking my retirement fund……40. In the tumult this has caused my psyche there has been certain coping strategies that have arisen to ease the pain of the BIG 4-0. One is slightly more blonde highlights. Two is … Read More The Eye Bra

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Happy Birthday Laycie, an open letter.

Dear Laycie, It is crazy that I have only known you for 12 weeks. I still remember the first time I heard your voice when Jesse opened the front door for you. I remember it so well because I was standing at my kitchen sink, washing dishes, and saw you drive up my driveway for the first time. I was struck with fear that … Read More Happy Birthday Laycie, an open letter.

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Dear Hobby Lobby, this is all your fault!

Texas weather might need an intervention. 80 and sunny to 40 and rainy? Sounds like a cry for help to me. I just need to know if we are skipping fall. If we are, I’m fine with that. I just don’t want to haul all the fall stuff out if we are going straight to winter. You know who is to blame for the … Read More Dear Hobby Lobby, this is all your fault!