Category Archives: Faith

Rap Music, the Baby Jesus and Christmas Traditions

  photo courtesy of http://www.christmasquoteswallpaper.com “OH-and tell her to bring her sugar cookies and the cheese ball!” My youngest daughter chimed in with her sister, “And what about the Jell-O salad? We have to have the strawberry Jell-O salad!” I … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate in the Rain: A Life-Changing Event

It was raining and we were laughing as we began our trek to the car. I was holding my coat up high over my head with one hand while the other held a cup of hot chocolate. When the light … Continue reading

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Grateful or Grinchful

One, two, three, GO. It’s how I feel about the holiday season. One day I’m noticing the leaves are just beginning to change colors, and the next I’m like, ‘Holy Smokes! I need to get moving!” It’s time to buy … Continue reading

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Finding My Silver Lining

I did not expect to lose it in the shower. I was fine before I got in. But as my hands gently scrubbed my scalp and my mind began to wander, I considered all the tasks I needed to get … Continue reading

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Learning to Spread Our Wings

  “Remember to ask your teacher about your project when you get to school,” I said.    “Why can’t you just email her?” she asked.  I could have, and the truth was, it would have been easier. “Because you need to … Continue reading

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5 Things To Remember When Facing a Challenge

  “What if I come in last?”  It was a valid question. I needed to answer carefully. “Well,” I began, “what if you don’t?” I could see the shift in her eyes, the change her in stance, as she considered … Continue reading

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How Paris Ruined Me

Once when my daughters were young, I had the opportunity to go to Paris with my mother and mother-in-law. Seeing Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and the Louvre, the trip was nothing less than magical. Exploring the streets of Paris, walking … Continue reading

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Searching For Answers I Cannot Find

photo courtesy of bing images and found on: http://iamtrustinggod.com/2014/02/10/words-to-live-by/ Dear God, It’s me, Tracy. I’m writing to you today because there is just so much I don’t understand. So much I can’t grasp. So much grief, so much pain, so … Continue reading

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Directionally Challenged

We’d been in the water for all of 90 seconds. “Wait,” I spit out, “you’re paddling the wrong way.” And then boom-before I knew it, before my muscle memory could recall how to navigate us out of the situation, my … Continue reading

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Advice for My Younger Friends…

photo courtesy of:  http://carmelharrington.com/2013/05/03/my-mind-says-im-in-my-20s-my-body-says-yeah-right/ How old are you again? What year were you born? Are you fifty yet? That’s what happens when you get old! Enough already. For all the years I’ve been a mother to children who could speak, … Continue reading

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