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A Reason to Connect with the Little Things

This morning, about to leave for church, I grabbed my good coat off a hanger and began to slip it on. Unfortunately, my sweater sleeves were too bulky to go into the sleeves of the coat. Frustrated, I hung it back up and grabbed the oversize fleece jacket that I usually wear when running. I knew that my sweater sleeves would fit, but I was very uncomfortable wearing such a casual jacket to church. Oh well, it couldn’t be helped.

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Do You Put Cinnamon and Sugar on Your Toast?

I took my toast out of the toaster this morning and slathered it with butter. I was just about to eat it when I decided to go grab a small canister I had in the cupboard next to all my spices. It was the shaker for the cinnamon/sugar mixture. I originally made it for my […]

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Time to Kiss the Mirror!

A few years ago, I was leading a conference session for military spouses who were about to be reunited with their deployed loved ones. In one of the discussions I asked, “What’s the first thing you thought of when you found out your spouse/partner was coming home?”  One woman shot her hand into the air, and […]

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Push Through the Pain

It was halfway through the 5K race and there I was, sitting on a rock massaging my swollen knee. The outside temperature was 29 degrees with a strong wind blowing. Why did I ever agree to do this? Ah… I remember… Because my husband, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law were running the race (although my brother-in-law was […]

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3,300 Feet in the Air!

Two weeks ago I went on vacation. My husband and I met friends in Albuquerque, New Mexico where we shared a house for the week. I know, why do you care? Because of the experience I had, and the outcome you might benefit from. I did something that scared me. On Friday morning, my brother-in-law, […]

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Heads Up!

I’m taking a different focus for this month’s post. I’m thinking of this as more of a Public Service Announcement… for happier families. I have a fabulous 2-year-old granddaughter and if I’m not traveling for business, I have the privilege of taking care of her on Thursdays. I love it because we get to do […]

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Experience Counts for Something!

Have you ever noticed how, in society, experience seems to count for very little? Well, depending on how old you are as you read this, you may not feel it as much as those of us who come with lots of “experience!” It’s true, I’m not as comfortable with all the ins and outs of […]

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