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Reading: I just finished reading The Dolls House by M.J. Aldridge for book club. It’s a murder mystery along the lines of Law and Order: SVU so it was a quick read for me. It’s part of a series and I haven’t read the first two, but just like the various crime and detective shows… Continue reading Life Lately

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Try Holding On

I used to love the way I could be connected to the people in my life in the virtual realm. Now where once I was overjoyed to see the faces and stories of people, I feel a sinking sense of dread. Everyone seems to have been turned into a caricature of the real person they… Continue reading Try Holding On

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This Year, More

In the South we don’t often get a blanket of white covering our world on New Year’s day, making everything look new and glittery, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about the year ahead (and the possibility of a good snow day or two). In years past, I’ve made resolutions, set goals, made bucket… Continue reading This Year, More

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Just Like Christmas

I know the holidays are a mix of wonder and heartbreak, magic and stress, togetherness and loneliness. My grandmother died the Christmas Eve I was 6. Ovarian cancer took her quickly, as it is known to do. My grandmother and grandfather lived at the top of the gravel road that forked and led to the… Continue reading Just Like Christmas

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When Election Fatigue = Church Fatigue

This election season has reminded me of why I keep hesitating regarding getting involved in local church again. It’s been hard to watch unfold on a national level, but it’s been closer to deeply disturbing and heartbreaking to me on a personal, local level. I struggle to relate to the Christians in my life who… Continue reading When Election Fatigue = Church Fatigue

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Believing There Is Enough

One huge barrier I’ve encountered in taking care has been the feeling of lack and living in the idea of scarcity. Believing that I do not have enough and may not get enough stirs fear up in my heart and keeps me from doing things that are important and necessary to being healthy and functional… Continue reading Believing There Is Enough