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All I Want for Christmas is…

Dear Santa, Hello from Indiana. I hope you and the Mrs. are well. How are the elves?  I’m hoping they aren’t too sleep-deprived during this last minute holiday rush in the workshop. I’m so excited that Christmas is just days … Continue reading

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The Art of Practicing Courage

Sunset on the Grand Tetons, June 2012 *Friends-if you don’t have the time to read my entire post-I have news to share: please skip to the end! This is the photo.  The photo that popped up in my feed with … Continue reading

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How to Live in the Present: Put Your Smartphone Down

“You said you’d wake me up!” I startled, then looked at the clock, the red numbers of 6:17 (am of course), glared back at me. “I know, I know,” I said to my daughter, “but later I read that the … 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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Why it’s Good to Be in the Right Place at the Right Time

I love the way it just all fell together.  And there’s nothing better than getting to see a bit of romance in action. We were on a girlfriend getaway in Fort Myers beach.  After getting lunch out and spending the … Continue reading

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How to Know if He’s the One, Even after Two Decades of Life Together

  I’d said it with pride, but when he pointed out the truth, my stomach suddenly lurched. “22 years, huh?  Why you’re only three years away from your silver wedding anniversary.”  Silver Wedding Anniversary?  What?!  That’s an anniversary for old … Continue reading

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