My Top 5 books of 2017

I have run into a different kind of pattern in my reading this year. In that… I seem to be unable to finish a book. I get to the second half and I just start dragging the heck out of it. But oh well. Here’s to a 2018 new goal: READ MORE, WHINE LESS. These […]

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Happy birthday, ma!

Her: Do you want coffee? Me: Always. Her: of course. I️ don’t know why I even ask. Really, this is a great conversation starter, if you ask me. My mom is the best. I’m sure you haven’t heard that before. But let me tell you, she is. She’s a nurse and puts up with all […]

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Top 9 Convos with Preschoolers

#1 SOCIAL MEDIA BOYSPLAINED E-man: Snapchat is like a bowl of food. Then you smash it up and eat it. #2 TRUTH FROM THE MOUTH OF DAUGHTERS Me: You ruined my life! Her: YOU ruined your life!! #3 NO FILTER Me: what are you doing out here? Her: I’m sad. Me: why are you sad, […]

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Please live beyond your means!

The congregational prayer was over and she was in my arms whispering “mommy, she’s cwwying” My daughter saw a woman’s tears coming down as prayers were going up for comfort. This woman could NOT wait to be a grandmother. It happened just two weeks after the parents, with joyous anticipation, had a gender-revealing party. But […]

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Q is for “Quits” | of life, risks and leadership

I never really liked risk. Well, let me rephrase that. I romanticize risk and love the idea of it. I praise the people who are risk-takers and enjoy reading about people who stubbornly dare to do great things despite the odds. I am willing to take the risk…. up until it’s time to take it. […]

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My Top 10 Books of 2016

I tried really hard to put the books in the right order according to what I loved the most but a lot of them ran in a tie. I encourage everyone to read, read, read… There’s nothing that opens the mind (except traveling) more than reading. This list doesn’t include re-reads and some of the books […]

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the Day of the 15th

“December is a curse to our family” I heard my uncle say as he was taking us to that awful place. That place just a few hundred feet from his house. That awful place where it happened. The most painful memory I have, the most wretched time, the absolute…… Goodness, words fall short to describe […]

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GOD OF VENGEANCE: a look at Psalm 94

I confess… I read this psalm and all kinds of resentful thoughts flooded my heart. Why would this psalm be here?   A Look At Psalm 94 After deciding that most psalms are actually quite depressing, I also decided to just ignore this specific chapter altogether. Why is David calling upon God of vengeance to […]

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