The Wounds of Silence From The Church

The Wounds of Silence From the Church Nine years have passed since my wound of silence from the church. I thought the wound of silence had been dealt with - you know, by leaving the church. That's how we often "deal" with a wound of silence. We leave. It hurts. We flee. It feels better because, "I … [Read more...]

We’re in the Navy Now

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This is the last photo of David and me before he headed off to Basic Training in the Navy. The next time I see him, he'll be wearing a uniform, standing taller, feeling stronger, and being focused. David has always been an amazingly smart kid/young man. He questioned, everything. He never settled … [Read more...]

How to Have a Productive Pity Party

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You'll Like the Book. Buy it! … [Read more...]

The Photos I Hate of Me

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This morning I was tagged in this photo. My first thought was, NOOOOO. This picture is horrid. Then I began that self talk that is most definitely not "ta-dah!" worthy talk. It is not the kind of talk that a daughter of the Most High King would think. It was the talk of a self-centered human would … [Read more...]

Mommy Solocation

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It's amazing what a little sunshine, water lapping against the shore, and the smell of fish mixed with gasoline from boat motors will do to your psyche. When I got on the plane to attend my sister's wedding, I felt excitement for her, but also excitement for me as I was venturing on a Mommy … [Read more...]

My New Stages of Grief

For most people, a new year begins on Jan 1st and ends on Dec 31st. For me, A new year begins on April 20th and ends on April 19th. I'm not sure if it will be like that for the rest of my life, but for now, that is the date that etched it's way into my being as the most significant of my life.  I … [Read more...]

The Kitchen Debacle

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I think kitchens are for experimenting and restaurants are for food. My friend, Whitney Pannell had posted this lovely appetizer of fresh cherry tomatoes rolled in goat cheese and pistachios. Looked so amazing! I bought the ingredients. I had never used goat cheese and didn't even know where to … [Read more...]

Comfort Stuff

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  We've all heard and experienced the joy of comfort foods. My favorite comfort food is a coke from McDonald's. I know - pitiful! And highly caloric. Comfort foods are rarely low cal and good for you. I have yet to reach for a broccoli spear when in need of serious comfort. Another comfort … [Read more...]

Life is Made Up of Tiny Spur of the Moments

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It was a long busy day of running errands, cleaning the house, and working on transactions for my real estate business etc. It was 9:15 and I still had one contract I needed to send out before I finished working for the day; a fifteen page lease had to be written and sent for electronic signatures. … [Read more...]

Dare to Dream or Live in Reality

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What if I had finished college and become a lawyer instead of heading off to Los Angeles to become a movie star? Neither of these two things are my present reality. I'm not a lawyer, although I do sometimes calculate how old I would be if I went back to college today and actually did that. I'm also … [Read more...]