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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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Eucharisteo

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This past weekend I went to a women’s retreat where I knew a handful of people and only a handful of people knew me.  I enjoyed the time with these women, met a few new ones, but did not feel responsible or guilty for not finding out the stories of the other 100 women in […]

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An Exercise in Writing

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I’ve been a bratty “writer.”  And by that, I mean, I love writing, I do it when I’m inspired, sometimes I’m inspired when I don’t have access to a computer or even paper, so I “write” in my head, but then it gets lost in my mental cosmos.  But as far as “practicing” I’ve operated […]

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And 10 Things I Love About Me

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So, last fall I was really humbled to be part of an intimate retreat weekend in Austin, Texas.  I relished in hearing the stories of the women I had never met, as well as cherished the opportunity to reconnect with the girls I knew from various times in my life.  To be honest, just be […]

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Girlfriends, part 3

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And then I met them… Women from coast to coast.  Beautiful women with beautiful stories.  And, by “beautiful” I mean, real, candid, authentic, raw, not watered down, genuine, broken, not shattered, but broken wide open to reveal true heart and true grit.  My kind of real.  No sunshine blowing, yet tons of laughter and joy.  […]

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Girlfriends are MANDATORY!

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I just got back from Austin, Texas, where I took part in a girls weekend.  Two friends from college, one from the East Coast, another from the West, dreamed it up and decided to invite their friends from around the country to meet in the middle.  Those friends invited friends, and so on, and so […]

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Blockbuster

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Have you ever sat through a movie trailer that intrigued you enough to want to go see it?  If you answered, “yes,” that’s the point.  It’s meant to draw you in so you can learn the whole story. And then the feature film starts rolling.  The lights are dimmed, you have your goodies in hand, […]

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If You Ask About a Muffin…

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A couple of weeks ago I was looking in the display at a restaurant at what looked like a scrumptious gluten free blueberry muffin.  Of course I knew I wasn’t going to buy it, one because it’s still laden with sugar whether it’s gluten free or not, and two, because like most baked goods, it […]

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Cat fight!!!

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Have you ever seen, or been in, a cat fight? Did you know that satan (sorry, I can’t get myself to capitalize his name…) loves cat fights? That’s right! He loves to stir up jealousy, greed, unforgiveness, strife, comparison, insecurity, and especially discontent among women. As long as he can entice us to focus on […]