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What do you mean there’s no Instruction Manual?

Remember before. Before you had kids of your own and you made mental notes about how you would never do this or that or the other? Yup. Me too. Remember when you were pregnant and women (and men) of all ages came out of the woodwork to give you advice? Yup. Me too. How'd that work out for you… Continue reading What do you mean there’s no Instruction Manual?

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How YOU doin’? When “Pastor-Talk” Meets a Friends Reference

So, as part of my focus this year on gratitude and being present in the moment I've decided I would also like to revisit all the notes that take on a regular basis. If you've ever seen me in real-life, I'm always writing something down. Mostly because I just turned 40, so I'm old, I… Continue reading How YOU doin’? When “Pastor-Talk” Meets a Friends Reference

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Love with Two Hands

Finally. It’s just after dinner and I have a moment to sit down but not at the counter, or my desk, or the toy car-covered living room floor, or the dinner table, but on the couch in my living room. Work is finished, laundry is folded (well, probably - I’m at least pretending it is),… Continue reading Love with Two Hands

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Little Red Wagon

A wise friend shared a story with me years ago that really stuck. I'm sure you've experienced that too. For one reason or another you just relate to it and it resurfaces often.  I can't take credit for this story...but I'm going to tell it like its mine. Just so we are's not. So… Continue reading Little Red Wagon