Category Archives: Faith

Listening to Grace

When I called her back, I had no idea how the conversation would go. Because I thought she’d called to check-in, to suggest we get together soon, spend an hour over lunch catching up on life. I was wrong. She’d … Continue reading

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Seven Things To Love About Summer

All you have to do is take one look around my house and you’ll see it’s true: summer has arrived. You can tell by the pool towels draped across my patio chairs, the novels lying about my family room, and … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

If God had put me in charge of the great outdoors, it would not be a pretty sight. Because the truth is, I have tried and failed at growing many things. Plants. Flowers. Tomatoes. Strawberries. So about two years ago … Continue reading

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Join the Club: When it’s Time to Pay It Forward

photo source: http://community.sparknotes.com/2010/08/19/blogging-wuthering-heights-part-10 The older woman looked down into the stroller and smiled, “How old is she?” “Eight weeks,” I answered. We went on to chat about babies and sleep and 2:00 am feedings while she rang up my clothing … Continue reading

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Why I Risk Disappointment

  photo courtesy of:  http://swimwearandlingerie.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/cheerleaders-large-jungle-cats-and-lingerie/ Here’s something you may not know about me: I am rooting for you. I root for (almost) everyone. I want people to achieve their dreams. To overcome obstacles.  To learn, grow and live a happy … Continue reading

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Why It’s Good To Be Irresponsible

photo source:http://www.cafepress.com/jackthelads/6755005 I’m just going to say it, and believe me; it’s hard to admit: I’m such a Martha. And this is not a good thing. The Martha I’m referring to is the one in the Bible. You know, the … Continue reading

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Choosing to Live Your Best Life

photo source: http://bestcookingoilswallpaper.blogspot.com/2012/08/lasagna-pan_31.html It was Sunday and we were having lasagna, food a friend cooked for us, something others often do when you lose a loved one. It was then that I did it. I reached into my pantry and … Continue reading

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Tom Petty, Dominoes & Lessons I’m Learning

photo source: http://www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth/2013/04/30/books-were-just-going-to-have-to-wait-for/ I think Tom Petty nailed it.  Because truly, when the stakes are high, when our hearts are invested, when we want to know what the future holds oh so badly, the waiting is the hardest part. The … Continue reading

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The 4 Keys to Finding Patience

photo courtesy of: http://iheart7.com/2011/11/giving-children-their-privacy-nablopomo/ WE were at a stand off.  I wanted her to do it, and she was refusing.  Resolution was nowhere in sight.  So I gave up, because this week of all weeks is not the week to … Continue reading

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Why We Need Friends, God & Wine

photo courtesy of: http://shaswa.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/help-yourself-by-helping-others/ “What can I do to help?” It was a simple question, but one for which I didn’t have an answer.  The fact that my friend asked in the first place; this was enough.  Her gesture, her … Continue reading

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