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TIME TO CREATE

No, it is not snowing here in Northwest Tennessee today. This picture was taken a couple of years ago. I love this picture for several reasons: I love the girl in the red coat. I love the way snow is … Continue reading

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WORDS

My husband and I were talking recently about the tremendous power of words:  spoken words, written words, words thought inside our heads. A word aptly spoken has tremendous power for good. A word mis-spoken – or misunderstood – has tremendous … Continue reading

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BACK TO SCHOOL?

A friend recently suggested that, now that my youngest has graduated from homeschool and is attending college, I should go back to college, too, and finish my degree. Hmmm…. I don’t want a college degree for the sake of a … Continue reading

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IRONMOM

In my family, we have this peculiar tendency to hold onto STUFF. Outgrown clothing, old junk mail, bits and pieces of wood and pipe (Might be useful for a project someday!), out-of-date mail-order catalogs, dried up markers, cords to long-gone … Continue reading

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LET’S PLAY!

This picture of my son Thomas was taken when he was on vacation with friends during a college break. A grown man, and a warrior at that, building castles in the sand. Ever since Tom could walk, he has been … Continue reading

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I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS MISSING

My youngest’s sweetheart returned home last weekend after six l-o-n-g months of military training. My daughter held up pretty well during the separation. Or so I thought. She has been singing for five days. Did she always used to laugh … Continue reading

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LETTER TO SELF

Dear Self, How’s the writing going? Oh, not writing, huh? Too busy? Life’s too crazy? Not feeling inspired? Yeah, I’ve heard all those excuses before. What’s wrong with you – haven’t you read all the motivational memes? “Stop dreaming. Start doing.” … Continue reading

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HOME AGAIN

On the flight home from Japan, my travel buddy asked me, “Besides certain people, what have you missed about home?” Other than family and friends back home? “Ummm, well…I don’t know,” I stammered. “I really just missed the people.” Now … Continue reading

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EAT EVERYTHING

Before I boarded the plane for an almost-never-ending flight to Japan, my older sister gave me one piece of advice: Eat everything. I may weigh 10 pounds heavier when it is time to board the return flight home. Eating all … Continue reading

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INSTANT MOOD BOOSTERS

Instant mood boosters (in no particular order): A fresh haircut. Swimming! A real letter in the mailbox. Coffee with a friend. Pictures of the grandkids. Hearing someone pray for you by name. Baby animals – kittens, puppies, chicks, bunnies, anything baby. … Continue reading

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