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Stop Sign

A sign

I’m getting a later start to my Saturday morning that I needed or intended to. I’ve been rushing around getting ready to tackle “the list”. The house is quiet but the noise in my head is loud. Very loud.  I opened up my email as I usually do in the morning and I find this…

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Bad Habits

I have some bad habits. There’s a long list. I’ve thought long and hard about sharing but decided against it. Here are some of the reasons why: You might not think they’re “bad” habits at all. You might think they’re “really, really bad” habits and decide I’m an awful person. It matters very little what…

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An Ordinary Sunday Night

It’s 6:30 on Sunday night. I’m eating a perfectly crunchy Gala apple. There’s a fire crackling in the fire place. We’re listening to Michale Buble Radio on Pandora. Eric’s checking the weather on his phone. Caleb’s reading about beetles in First Animal Encyclopedia. The red head is making a birthday card for Mubarek, our World…

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A gift for the One who has everything

I still remember the years when I would take my young children shopping because they wanted to get a gift for their friends and family. They had no money and really didn’t even realize they needed any to buy the things they wanted. Their gifts were carefully chosen and personal. Their focus was on the…

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For When You've Lost Your Way


You’ve probably seen the quote “All who wander are not lost.” That may be true but sometimes those who are lost have a tendency to wander. And wonder? I remember the last time I was lost. Lost We were driving to a party at a friend’s house. I was sure I knew how to get…

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Running Man

The last weekend in October was a big weekend for us. Eric had been training for the Atlanta Marathon for months… …and the kids had been anticipating a surprise family trip. I finally let the cat out of the bag about the surprise trip when I got ready to order the Georgia Aquarium tickets. There…

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Look for Him

It’s an ordinary day. I had coffee with bacon and eggs for breakfast. I’m wearing a pair of jeans I bought in 2004 and a shirt I bought at a thrift store. I made my bed, brushed my teeth, and put my hair in a pony tail. I’ll spend my morning doing math, spelling, and…

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