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I Had a Dream

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Right before waking up this morning, I dreamt a friend and I were standing in the middle of a four-lane road with cars flying by in either direction. We were discussing the vital importance of practicing the act of writing for 20 minutes everyday, no matter what… And then I woke up… Prior to waking […]

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Speak: Contemplation

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I’ve been contemplating many things for quite some time and the more I keep it in, I feel I may implode. Why have I held these things in rather than go with my usual mode of verbally processing my thoughts to whomever may be in the room or on the other end of the phone? To […]

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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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NOT Another Political Rant

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(*This post is an unabridged version of a comment I left on someone’s repost of some guy on Facebook, a selfie of a 50-year old male caucasian US citizen of Slovak decent with a nice SUV in the background in front of a Walmart, ranting about what he assumes is an illegal alien or recent […]

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Ways to Survive the Cold this Winter

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It’s not me…it’s you, actually. No. Really. It’s you, and we just can’t be friends…at least not until next spring. As awesome as I know you probably are, lingering to talk in the parking lot at school or work or church or the gym or wherever, lingering to talk outdoors just isn’t going to happen…at least […]

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When Marriage Requires Confession

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Have you ever been driving along and a horrible thought out of nowhere goes something like, “Drive your car off that cliff” or “Head into oncoming traffic”? Or other abnormal thoughts like wanting to jump someone’s bones whose bones aren’t yours to jump, or even hurt yourself, or hurt someone else? The mind is a […]

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“For I Know The Plans I Have For You…

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…declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…” – Jeremiah 29:11 This is a scripture a lot of Christians quote to encourage one another of God’s goodness over them. And it’s good. It’s truth. He does have good in mind for all of His […]

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Life Interrupted

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When I was in high school I used to keep a daily calendar…to be specific, I had a DayTimer. It was black leather with a zipper, totally official and tabbed and color-coded. And every single day over the course of a month, I wrote down and planned what outfit I would wear for the week, […]

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Viva Mexico!

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Growing up in Arizona, we would take weekend trips to Mexico, either to the border to do a little shopping for my dad’s building business and to eat great food, or a little further south to a place called Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point. It’s there I fell in love with garlic shrimp and beach spelunking. […]