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Lessons in Trusting From an Eleven Year Old

Cooter was sick with his standard Sunday evening 12 hour stomach thing two weeks ago.  I don't call it a proper bug, because there's never any rhyme or reason to it.  He doesn't run fever or have any other symptoms.  Just every so often--occasionally--he will have stomach trouble to the point of vomiting a few… Continue reading Lessons in Trusting From an Eleven Year Old

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Time to Close a Tab

The first time I figured out how to open more than one tab on my computer I thought that was pretty much amazing.  That I could jump back and forth between two things or two screens was mind-boggling.  Keep in mind that in college I did my research from real books and periodicals, and we… Continue reading Time to Close a Tab

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the sanctity of the sink

Last night at Evening Prayer we talked about finding the sacred in the ordinary.  Even in Mt Washmore and the folding of the clothes.  Ahem.  Over the weekend, my Fella was out of town, our Princess was sick, and Aub was working.  The emptying of the dishwasher was left to me and Cooter, who can't… Continue reading the sanctity of the sink

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A Dented Door and An Empty Journal–On Gratitude and Grace

Tonight I had the privilege of going home--to my alma mater Wesleyan College--again and sharing in their chapel service.  It gave me such joy to be with those young women.  Tonight's post is what I shared with them.  Thank you for the honor, my sisters.  My Daddy used to say I would go around my… Continue reading A Dented Door and An Empty Journal–On Gratitude and Grace

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GPS Coordinates for Grace–About Losing, Seeking, and Finding

  Today we went out geocaching for the first time with our friends from The Light at Bare Bulb Coffee.  They are like family to us, this group of folks who set out to try something new and learn a little about seeking and finding and apparently, patience.  And all about accepting there are some… Continue reading GPS Coordinates for Grace–About Losing, Seeking, and Finding

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Keeping It Real

I write a lot about brokenness in the world.  It's true.  I see it, experience it, it breaks my heart, so I write about it. But sometimes the brokenness starts right here at home. Like today. The morning started off okay.  When I woke up, Cooter was leaning over me, breathing in my face, whispering,… Continue reading Keeping It Real

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Move a Mountain Monday

There's a group on Facebook, the Canny Women, who promote doing instead of buying, and every Tuesday they cheer their followers on through "Tackle a Pile Tuesday."  They can inspire or frustrate you depending on where you're at--just being honest here.  Today, they inspired me. First I had seriously contemplated taking my only day that… Continue reading Move a Mountain Monday

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Why Even Bother?

Life is confusing.  And hard. Especially explaining it to your children.  About how life doesn't have to be fair.  About how most of the time it's not.  And no amount of indignation is going to change that. People make poor choices.  Every moment of every day, someone is making a poor choice.  A choice that… Continue reading Why Even Bother?

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Celebrating Things Big and Really Quite Small

Celebration.  Jubilee.  Partying with the big fish.  (sorry, that one's from way back) This has been a week of things such as that. And we have celebrated in all kinds of ways. Some folks celebrate with food.   We usually do. Balloons are especially fun for birthdays, weddings, housewarmings, new babies, and so much more. Some people… Continue reading Celebrating Things Big and Really Quite Small

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Know Better, Do Better–Shooting Arrows Part 2

Last night I wrote a letter to a friend who is fighting the victim mentality.  I want her to know that not everything people do is aimed at her.  Or anyone else for that matter.  Sometimes it just is what it is.   So tonight I'm writing to those of us, yes--including myself--who maybe forget we are… Continue reading Know Better, Do Better–Shooting Arrows Part 2