What She Really Means When She Compliments Your Shoes

Have you ever received a compliment that made you feel worse? I once received one of those compliments at a women’s church event. It wasn’t a back-handed compliment and it wasn’t intended to make me feel less than. It was sincere as can be, but something about it made my spirit lurch. I walked into…
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I Don’t Think That Means What You Think It Means

There is a great line from the movie The Princess Bride, delivered by beloved swordsman, Inigo Montoya. His words are a response to his boss, Vizzini,  who is astonished at hero Westley’s repeated survival. Over and over again, Westley thwart’s Vizzini’s plans for his demise, and each time, Vizzini responds with the same flabbergasted cry:…
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5 Lessons from 5 Years of Marriage

On Friday Ike and I celebrated 5 years of marriage together! Woohoo! Around this time each year, I find myself reflecting on how our lives have changed, what the future holds, and what I’ve learned in between. I’m not sure I could distill all those lessons into one single blog post, but in celebration of…
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The Miller Family is Growing by One!!!

If you’ve been reading my blog the last couple months, you’ve probably been thinking, “Those Millers, they don’t do anything at all. Boringest family in America.” Yeah, we thought so too. That’s why we decided to heap onto the pile of finishing our dissertations, moving across the country, looking for a job, living like vagrants…
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