Hoping Against Hope

Hoping Against Hope

Lately I have been struggling with the concept of hope.  In fact, I’ve been wrestling with it - is it realistic, is it harmful, and is it helpful? I must confess  that there are a few people and a few situations where I am beginning to lose hope.  Logic tells me that...

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Fire & Rain

Fire & Rain

Hello! Hello! Hello!  I’m sorry I missed a few days of blogging.  With Christmas festivities and radiation, it’s been a bit more challenging to find the time.  And when I finally find  the time - I am finding the need for a serious nap! I’m on the home stretch with my...

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Keep Going…Don’t Quit

Keep Going…Don’t Quit

I heard a story  that I think you will love. Some people say it is a true story and some say that it is fictional.  Either way - I love it.  And I think it has a powerful analogy for our lives. As the story goes, a mom and her son were out for an evening to see a...

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I Just Love You

I Just Love You

I grew up in a home where neither of my parents said, “I love you.”  I believe they loved me, but they just didn’t say the words. When I first married my husband, although I was crazy  in love with him, I didn’t know how to say the words, “I love you.” It’s a strange...

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An Uninvited Guest

An Uninvited Guest

My friend Liz sent me one of her encouraging texts and at the end of her message she asked, “May I bring a dinner on Thursday?”   First of of all, what’s this “may I” business?  We’ve been friends since our daughters became best friends in second grade so what’s with...

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A Bad Report

A Bad Report

Yesterday was a hard day for me.  It wasn’t anything in particular and there were some beautiful parts about the day...but all day long I felt like crying for no particular reason. I think it was a combination of things...I was tired from being up late the night...

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The Green Outfit Story

The Green Outfit Story

I love this story.  It’s story from long ago and it still makes laugh out loud as I think about it today. Back when we were in our early thirties my husband made the decision to venture out and start a new business.  It was kind of crazy move at the time...but we were...

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Empty Chairs

Empty Chairs

A few years ago my husband and I watched all the seasons of the tv series, Parenthood.  There were some amazing parts, sad parts, and stupid unnecessary parts...but the thing that kept me coming back - episode after episode - was the recurring scene where the entire...

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A New Kind of Life

A New Kind of Life

My blog is back up! For some reason my blog crashed and I was unable to reach my web developer for over a week. Yesterday - out of sheer desperation - I googled “blog designers in the Minneapolis area” and an angel lady from https://www.exodusdesign.com/ didn't put...

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