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Miss Communication

Have you ever been in a conversation with a loved one in which you both just weren’t connecting? And the harder you tried to communicate, the worse it all went? If you’re breathing, I’ll bet the answer is yes. (Because I’m breathing, too.) Here’s what is actually happening, and here’s what you can do when […]

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There’s a spider in my swimsuit

The other day I put my swimsuit on, to go sit in our new-to-us hot tub after a day of power washing the house in preparation for upcoming staining. I had one leg in, and was just putting my other foot through when a ginormous spider crawled out of my swimsuit and onto my hand.

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When “ease and joy” feels far away

Do it anyway. See it anyway. Trust it anyway. It is there for you any way. When do you find you need extra faith? Are they predictable situations, or are you blindsided? Or both?  

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Satisfying My Inner Betty White

For the last few days I’ve been pulling a Betty White in my head. (Although maybe those around me would comment that it’s not actually as private as I believe…)

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A Stunning Reminder of Trust and Faith

Male pine grosbeak in author's hand, with author's German Shepherd's snout touching bird's head.

THUNK! We get a lot of birds hitting our windows. Most of the impacts are gentle hiccups in otherwise continuing flight patterns. However, sometimes there’s an intensity to the sound that makes us fly out of our seats and immediately launch into Bird Rescue mode. And I had just heard it.

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