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5 Minutes a Day

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I’ve been pondering what I want to be when I grow up. Or, ahem, now that I’m an adult. It requires stripping my heart naked and heading back to the mud of childhood where my curls were ringlets and my belly round and everything I ever said and did was cute, because: toddler. Cheeks rosy. […]

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An Interview With My Hubby

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Here’s a relationship interview with my husband of 22 years that I’m trying to have while we watch “Modern Family” and he searches for hotels for us to stay for our upcoming family adventure to Australia next month (I’m desperate for blog material, so sue me…): Me: How come you can’t read my mind? Him: […]

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When You Meet a Blogger in Real Life

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“I love Jesus. I love writing. I love people.” – Micah J. Murray     Yesterday I got to meet Micah. Micah hosts a priceless course on-line called, “Clumsy Bloggers Workshop” and I happen to be taking it, you know, to learn how to actually blog after all these years. (click on the picture above to […]

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#LoneViajeradownunder

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(Here’s a post I wrote yesterday at Mocha Joe’s (my hang out spot for the last 3 days) in Melbourne …it’s just a creative rant.) Friday, November 21, 2014 Today I woke up cranky. I’m not sure why, but maybe it was when my husband said, “WHOA!” when he saw my raccoon eyes, as I […]

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Five Minute Friday: Glue

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Today’s writing prompt is GLUE. GO: Yesterday Ryan glued a piece of art together at preschool but when I picked him up it was still a bit wet because they used regular glue rather than glue sticks. The teacher placed his artwork onto another piece of paper so we could carefully transport it to the […]

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Five Minute Friday

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Today’s prompt over at Lisa Jo Baker’s blog is “writer.” Each Friday she throws out a writing prompt and encourages writers to do what it is we do in our heads and hearts all the live long day: write. And that just for 5 minutes. Sometimes 5 minutes is all we have to do what […]

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What If…Life Isn’t Smooth?

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We spent the last week and a half driving to Southern California and back, stopping here and there, visiting friends, spending time as a family, solidifying old friendships, rekindling, reconnecting. It was good for our hearts as we deepened laugh lines, tuned our ears and hearts toward one another and God, and allowed our eyes […]

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Snow Globe

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Father, thank You for the beautiful snow falling, snow I didn’t even see in the forecast, a detail I guess I missed.  I sit here, looking out the window as it swirls, gaining in size and speed, and I feel as though I’m in a snow globe, wondering when all that is shaken up will […]

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Laundry Rooms Change Lives

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Lisa Jo Baker posted a writing prompt for #FiveMinuteFridays on her website last week after an exciting collaboration where she and her readers banded together and raised funds to provide a clean water site and laundry facility for women in a community in South Africa, from where Lisa Jo hails. If you are feeling inspired […]

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Thanks

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One of the perspective changes I had while Noah was in the hospital, and then since he passed away, is one of thankfulness. Growing up as a Catholic kid, it was regular practice to give thanks to God for each meal, pray every night for family, friends, neighbors and strangers, and say the words of […]