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We Live in Two Worlds

The holidays have been hard this year. In reality, they have been hard for many years, but this year I am self-aware enough to realize that I am struggling, to understand why I am struggling, and to roll with it rather than get confused and worked into a tizzy about it. My mantra this year… Continue reading We Live in Two Worlds

Christian, Mom, single-parenting, Uncategorized

The St. Jude 10k: Milestones and Life Lessons

It is early Sunday morning, and I am snuggled into a blanket on my couch reflecting on and basking in the victories of yesterday. To be sure, milestones were achieved during yesterday's race. When Timing & Weather Smile Upon You... First of all, I am amazed by how beautifully everything came together. Despite travel, traffic,… Continue reading The St. Jude 10k: Milestones and Life Lessons

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My Daughter’s Brilliant Shoe Surprises

I recently told my daughter a story from my early elementary school years. I feel like it must have occurred somewhere in the 2nd to 4th grade range, because I still resided in the bedroom with the rosebud wallpaper that had a slight metallic sheen to it. In that room, I slept on an antique… Continue reading My Daughter’s Brilliant Shoe Surprises

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The Weekly Recap: Puppies, Rotten Pumpkins, and a Whole Lot of Feelings

To say that this week has been full of emotions is a ridiculous understatement. I haven’t had words to put to the emotions, but now that the weekend is here and rest is available, I’m sure the words will come. But for now, let’s simply catch up on the family news. All the falling leaves….… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: Puppies, Rotten Pumpkins, and a Whole Lot of Feelings

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When a Season of Simplicity Feels Scary…

It’s Saturday morning, and I am wrapped up tight in a blanket, because it is finally chilly outside! I’m enjoying the peace of the morning, and my stomach is full of butterflies. I’m excited for May Lee to wake up, because if she is feeling well enough, we are going to go hiking this morning.… Continue reading When a Season of Simplicity Feels Scary…

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St. Jude 10K: Hiding a Mountain of Sin Behind How Well I Comply.

All the dynamics of the physical overhaul of my life have been at play this week. I would love to simply report my compliance to my running schedule, because I am highly skilled at hiding a mountain of sin behind how well I comply. Yet, the truth remains that a person can truly go off… Continue reading St. Jude 10K: Hiding a Mountain of Sin Behind How Well I Comply.

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A Much Needed Sunday Rest

Saturday was tough. I had a lot to do and my brain was short-circuiting at every turn. If you read The Saturday Morning Struggle, then you know the backstory. That night, I ended up staying up until 11 p.m. finishing a novel I had been reading. To be completely forthcoming, I was reading a novel, munching… Continue reading A Much Needed Sunday Rest