A Time to Fly–by Jenn Walden

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A Question Sometimes, a question turns into a life-changing moment. For me, it took place when I sensed the Lord asking simply, “Do you want to learn more? Or would you rather soar?” Because I didn’t have an immediate response, I asked my daughter and husband how they would answer. Without hesitation they both responded, “I would rather soar.” I …

Too Tired to Pray

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It’s been a week of “First World Tired” for me. Not true tired, but the easier kind. A good week, but a busy one. Saturday was a trip to Oregon from here in Nashville, and cross-country travel is always a battle for me. Saturday night, a dinner with new friends in Oregon, then “hotel sleep” which is never “real sleep.” …

The Christmas Chronicles (Pt. 1): I Don’t Care That . . .

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Sitting in my home office with a Christmas tree to my right and a “Walden Woods” snow scene in front of me, there’s no doubt we’re a family that loves Christmas. The lovely Mrs. KirkWalden.Com has outdone herself this year and our home is a Christmas wonderland. Every year however, I run across those who want to tamp down the …

Thanksgiving Confession: Iron Bowl Edition

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Thanksgiving weekend confession today: If I’m not careful, Thanksgiving can be, for me, an almost overlooked holiday. Fact is, I’m a football fan (Auburn University, to be specific) and while Thanksgiving is enjoyable, it’s also Iron Bowl weekend. For those uninitiated in the lore of Auburn football, the Iron Bowl is the Auburn-Alabama game (or for Alabama fans, “the Alabama-Auburn …

Am I Soaring? Or Sitting by the Runway?

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Flying into Roswell, New Mexico the other day I had a surreal experience. No, not aliens from Area 51 (although the Hertz counter had alien caricatures on the wall). As we approached Roswell International Air Center, I saw dozens and dozens of commercial aircraft–of all sizes–sitting out in fields and on tarmacs. Dozens. Almost all of them from American Airlines. …