Are You Doing Your Best?

So let me tell you a story about this….Tuesday night she came home determined to learn these spelling words for Wednesday because her teacher told her if you got them all right on Wednesday then you didn’t have to take the test on Friday. So she was determined. After having studied “all day” I called them out to her for the first time. She got a little over half right…and then came big old tears. When she cries she has the biggest most perfectly, beautiful… Read more »

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Delights

Marc and I took our littlest to the Chris Tomlin concert this past week. Some friends gifted us with tickets and what a gift!  The concert was amazing, Kim Walker-Smith was on stage all night, she’s kind of like one of my faves!  Evyn loved and stayed postured- hands lifted most of the night – it was the sweetest watching her worship. This was my first delight! My second was a young lady sitting a row in front of us…. Read more »

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A Gray Ache

New normal is so uncomfortable. My dad unexpectantly, in some respects, passed away a few weeks ago. April 8, 2018, he entered heaven after a long stay in the hospital trying to heal his heart and kidneys enough for him to go home. It was looking “good” and he was moving towards home bound until the morning of April 7 when he suffered a massive heart attack from which he never woke up from. I have been heartsick. It’s surreal,… Read more »

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Your Own Handwriting

“Don’t study this moment. Be in it.”  This is a quote that I not only underlined but dog-eared the page in Brene Brown’s newest book, Braving the Wilderness. It hit me and kept me pondering for several pages after reading it. We are not traditionally good at this. We like to circle high above, safely removed, untouched and untouchable. How much of our lives do we miss because we are circling above instead of being smack dab in the center… Read more »

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The Most Challenging AND The Shortest!

I woke up this morning with the word “Transition” on my mind. Transition is defined by Merriam-Webster as “passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another : change; a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another.”      What came to mind for me as I thought of the word was the Transition that occurs during childbirth.  Transition “is literally the transition between the first and second stages of labour. Active labour contractions have been dilating the… Read more »

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