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Golden Moments

We recently celebrated my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. An open house of friends and family, picnic-style, with gorgeous weather. God smiled upon this couple, as well as all who extended their support and love. For those of us who have experienced marriage, we should realize that God is smiling at us because sometimes we’re just […]

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A Salute to General Specific

    I had an Aha! moment about goal setting: I am writing a book.  And a change I’m making to support myself as I begin, is to write regularly.  As in, every day. No excuses. So when I wrote down my goal, my deadline, my vision, my focus, and my action steps (see the […]

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Thestrals for Muggles

Remember when Harry Potter could now see the otherwise-invisible Thestrals pulling the horseless Hogwarts carriages? He had no idea that such a thing existed. It was only after a heavy life-changing experience that he was able to see these huge critters. We, too, have heavy life-changing milestones available to us. When we’re outside of the experience, […]

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What Hummus, Planking, and Willy Wonka Have In Common

“What’s that?” I am repeatedly asked on a recent evening, as various family members walked by the kitchen counter and peeked through the glass-lidded pot. “Chickpeas. Garbanzo beans,” I reply, looking up from the couch. I’d never noticed before how universal a confusion response is: one sharp backwards head movement, the snap of a corner mouth […]

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Reminder To Self

  It wasn’t until near the end of this spring phone call that I realized he was breaking. A college student learns a lot about navigating life, with many “firsts” piled on at once. But you know what? After hanging up, I realized that all of us flow through these seasons no matter our age. […]

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