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    Enlighten My Darkness – October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

    “For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.” (Psalm 18:28) Psalm 18 is a song written by David praising the Lord for rescuing him from his enemies & from the hand of King Saul.  It is often called the Grateful Retrospect.  After hurricane Florence has left North Carolina & South Carolina, I find myself in an attitude similar to that of David: a grateful retrospect.  Although some lives were lost, many homes & properties were destroyed, we were spared from what could have been a devastating blow to this area. I am grateful for His mercy, protection, and help during such a difficult time…

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    I’m Not Perfect & It’s Okay…

    Hi! My name is Samantha & I am not perfect.  SHOCK! I know! It is hard for me to come to that realization, too. But, man, there is such freedom in that knowledge.  I am not perfect, I don’t have to be, & IT IS OK! With today’s social media, the Kardashian #perfection, & everything we see in the media, it is easy to try to strive for perfection in every area of our lives – our hair, our makeup, our education, our finances, our homes, our mom skills, our workout routines, and even our cooking.  Well, let’s set this straight – YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT – YOU…