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Worth Talking About

I’m walking away from an extremely unhealthy eighteen year marriage. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. The past two days have been particularly difficult as I struggled to find something to be grateful for. Feeling so low on Sunday I simply thanked God for the sunshine. That was the best I could do. Today […]

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Love What You Do?

Today I stopped at my local insurance office to bid farewell to Ryan, a young man who has become a friend. We haven’t spent a lot of time together the past year. He has just been a great guy, an awesome agent. Someone who has always done what he promised to do. And a young man who is more than a good […]

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A Child’s Gift

Last week was a tough one for me, but when a sweet young neighbor girl named Daisy delivered a mason jar filled with wildflowers, my heart felt pure joy. The green stems topped with yellow and white blooms blessed me more than Daisy could possibly know. I pondered that jar of flowers for moments at a time and even […]

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New Fiction Fav’s

My mentor and good friend, Claudia, suggested I begin to read more fiction as I walk through a couple of crises in my life. She said it would help me relax more and focus on the difficult circumstances less. I took her suggestion seriously and have discovered (thanks to another friend’s recommendation) a terrific author of […]

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One Hundred Thousand Gifts?

With 365 days in a year, I realized recently that one thousand gifts wasn’t nearly enough. Kneeling beside my bed at night, I often recount the blessings, or “gifts,” of that day and thank God for each one knowing that He was the Giver. That got me thinking… If we can recall only one gift each night to be […]

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Messy Beautiful Life

I’ve never been one to make castles in the sand, but I dreamed as a little girl that some day a man would come into my life and make all the bad things good, all the sad things happy. We would love each other and raise a family together. And if we happened to live in a castle, […]

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He Speaks

Have you ever opened your eyes before dawn and been surprised by a sunrise, breakfast in bed, or just a thought that lifted your spirit the minute you greeted the day? I experienced one of those moments yesterday on Hilton Head, and I am still reveling in the beauty of that sunrise…my first. I am not a […]

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FREE to be You and Me

Who in the world were we created to be, and how do we lose ourselves…our authentic personalities that bring so much joy and passion and beauty into our lives and into the world around us? Growing up in a small town, I dreamed of being a rock star or a super model because they got a […]

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It’s All About The Cupcakes

I have a confession to make. I lost my temper a couple of weeks ago, and it wasn’t pretty. This blog is a bit longer, but I hope you’ll read it to the end. I think it just might bless you… It happened the day my daughter and I were hosting more than 100 people for […]

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WHY?

A friend and I were talking about all the tragedies taking place today, and it gave me reason to pause and ponder my own understanding. Why can’t people just get along? Work hard. Be kind. Respect one another. Is it really that difficult? And where is God in the midst of the pain? I don’t have […]

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