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Awkward inspiration – 5/10/13

My mother is complicated and contradictory. I have odd mixed feelings of love and obligation, more often the latter, but God placed her as my mother and I respect that. She has made some poor choices where her health is … Continue reading

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I’m alive – 4/4/12

Seriously? I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted here. I’ll have to work on being more consistent. My mother would say, “I thought you fell off the face of the Earth!” Nope. I didn’t fall off the … Continue reading

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If I were…

If I were a month, I’d be December. If I were a day of the week, I’d be Wednesday.                                      If I were a time of day, I’d be eleven at night. If I … Continue reading

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Sisters Sleeping In – 10/31/11

Sisters weekend, our second annual private reunion, where all four of us travel to a scenic location and catch up on life. This year we are in the hills of Tennessee – a condo nestled in the woods of Pigeon … Continue reading

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Amazing artist through nature – October 26, 2011

The last couple of weeks have splashed vibrant colors around me. Fall, my favorite season, dazzled vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellows on the leaves. When the sunshine spotlights the trees, it takes my breath away. Northern lights even … Continue reading

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Christmas in July – 7/31/11

Everything I seem to notice lately has red and green. A smile develops. I love Christmas. Every year, if Christmas is going to be wonderful, I start getting excited around July. It’s looking pretty good for this year. Hopefully the … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Conference – 4/15/11

I should be finishing up my taxes, but instead I wanted to post a pre-conference blog. (Shh. Yes, procrastination is a terrible thing.) Tomorrow I’m going to the first ever conference of the Great Lakes chapter of ACFW (American Christian … Continue reading

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P.U.S.H. 3/31/11

A Face Book friend of mine posted the acronym PUSH the other day and I thought I would share it here. Pray Until Something Happens. Don’t give up. Keep believing and your prayers will be answered. Now God’s answers sometimes … Continue reading

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New Hope 1/6/11

An abundance of hope fills my heart as I think of 2011. I don’t know why and I have nothing specific in mind, just hope for good things to come. 2010 had major challenges, particularly losing a client through violence. … Continue reading

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Call to prayer 11/01/10

I’m in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a few days with my sisters. It’s our first sisters weekend and we are having an incredible time together. We talk, shop, talk, eat out, talk, watch movies, and talk. We discuss things … Continue reading

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Two wrongs make it right? 8/30/10

The exuberance of my fifteen month old puppies often exceeds my physical limitations. A couple of days ago, Hope and Angel were wrestling. Hope, an acrobat at heart, flies into the air, diving onto the couch, landing directly on my … Continue reading

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If you don’t have anything good to say… 8/15/2010

I can’t believe it’s been three months since I’ve posted anything here. My mother used to say, “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.” Perhaps that’s why the absent blogging. Twelve clients died within … Continue reading

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“Who Speaks to Your Heart?” by Stacy Hawkins Adams – book review 5/14/10

I opened the pages of Stacy Hawkins Adams’ devotional titled, Who Speaks to Your Heart? not knowing what to expect. Quite honestly, I’ve been physically ill and discouraged, regretting signing up to review and blog about four books within a … Continue reading

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“Present Perfect” by Gregory A. Boyd – book review 5/14/10

Experiencing God in every moment, as Present Perfect recommends, is a life altering concept. Similar to the impact of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon acting catalyst for the “What Would Jesus Do?” movement, the idea of living each moment with … Continue reading

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Great is Thy Faithfulness – Mother’s Day 5/9/10

Hearing Great is Thy Faithfulness brings tears to mine and my husband’s eyes, pain rooted in empty arms of miscarriage. For months, he holds me at night while playing that song repeatedly and I cry. My loving husband prays out … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Magnificent Mile – 4/28/10

Opting to shop the “magnificent mile” of Chicago, instead of the aquarium, rendered numerous moments of family pleasure. Countless souvenir shops lined Michigan Avenue, with Chicago history and sports paraphernalia galore. The Lego store had unbelievable models of Chicago built completely … Continue reading

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Easter – 4/4/10

The blank computer screen stares at me expectently…I tell my daugher, I need to write something on my blog and can’t think of anything to say. She suggested to write memories of Easter and try to reference my book. Sigh. … Continue reading

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Stretching in God’s strength – 3/7/10

The writing critique groups I joined help my writing abilities improve and flourish. It’s like pruning a tree. The initial cutting off of branches may inflict a little trauma to the tree, but in the end the tree blooms bigger … Continue reading

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Sacrifice & Lent – 3/1/10

I’ve long admired my Catholic friends in observing Lent. We share the fundamental truth of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, but accent different aspects of God’s awesome gift. While my experiences as a Pentecostal focuses a great … Continue reading

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Trials and testing – 2/21/10

There is no sugar coating the truth that I had a lousy week. I look back at the events and sigh. Then I take all those things to God. There was the court appearance and attorney meetings on behalf of … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – 2/14/10

I could talk about how my husband spoiled me and constantly makes me feel like the greatest treasure God blessed him with. Or I could talk about my daughter who was born on Valentine’s Day. Like Hannah of the bible, … Continue reading

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Thin Places – 2/10/10

Mary E. Demuth’s memoir was just released 2/5/10. I read it today. Although memiors aren’t my favorite style of literature, I thoroughly enjoyed her spritual journey through memories revealing a traumatic and abusive childhood, totally redeemed, restored, and made whole … Continue reading

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Cleanliness and Godliness 2/7/10

During my pregnancies, people promised me a phase would happen called nesting. Mothers-to-be naturally started cleaning and organizing to prepare for the new expected life. Nesting never happened to me. Sure, I got things ready for my babies, but only … Continue reading

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Peaceful Death – 1/30/10

Yesterday, I witnessed another client taken off life support and crossing over from this life into the next. She was such a loving peaceful lady. Although she never uttered a word in this life, I knew she had Jesus inside … Continue reading

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Rocks, gravel, sand, & water – status 1/15/10

The object lesson starts with rocks in a jar. The jar looks full, but then gravel is added to fill in the spaces. Then sand fills in more spaces and water fills in the rest. The order is crucial. One … Continue reading

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Reflections of 2009 – 12/31/09

This year held amazing changes. Right in the middle of writing my first novel, my desktop computer died. My hero husband promptly went out and got a laptop for me. I still love it! I finished the novel, Heart at … Continue reading

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12/07/09 Birthdays

My son officially became a teenager. We celebrated his birthday a few days ago. Today was my birthday. I had an excellent celebration with many well wishes from friends and family, breakfast with my Mom, and dinner out with my wonderful … Continue reading

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11/28/09 Novel proposal sent!

Thanksgiving weekend has so many things to be thankful for! A wonderful family, good health, great jobs, etc. But I am so very grateful that after a couple of months of chipping away at my first novel proposal, it is … Continue reading

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11/15/09 All coming together

The novel proposal is just about finished. I will have it reviewed in the next few days and then email it over to Hartline Literary Agency. What happens there is up to God and the agency. My prayer for this … Continue reading

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11/8/09 – Trudging along

The last couple of weeks had family and work responsibilities take priority. My mother had pnemonia and is now home from the hospital. My daughter completed her varsity swimming season. My son completed  his football season. I have a client … Continue reading

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