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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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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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10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Middle School

photo source: http://www.therightsideofnormal.com/2013/01/08/the-middle-school-teen-brain-shift/ “Is there anything good about middle school?” Her question made me laugh.  I had to think quickly. “Of course!” I answered, “You’ll meet new friends, have more freedom, and you’re not stuck with the same teacher all … Continue reading

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How to Be Stronger than a Superhero

image courtesy of  http://www.emudesc.com I think it was the way he said it, or maybe it was the way it aligned with all that has been on my mind lately. But for whatever reason, the words of my pastor struck … Continue reading

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Making Your Words Matter

Picture Source: http://blogmyheartandhome.wordpress.com/tag/power-of-words “It’s Tracy, right? Do you remember me?” I didn’t recognize her at first.  Because it had been seven years, her hair was longer now, and life was so busy back then that much of it escapes me. … Continue reading

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5 Reasons I’m Not Making New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year.  Time to look back and reflect, time to look forward and plan. I wasn’t going to do it.  Wasn’t going to participate, wasn’t going to make resolutions for the coming year.  I’ve got my head … Continue reading

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