Archive for March 2015

Decide

I like to have a plan.  Even if I don’t have it written down I like to have an idea about how I’m going to accomplish something.  Sometimes I hold back from making a decision because I don’t have a detailed plan.   I’m not going to do that anymore.   Don’t let the absence…

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Cry

Has someone hurt your feelings?  Are your children doing things you know you taught them NOT to do?  Maybe your job stinks, or worse, you need a job.  Is someone you love going through a difficult time?  Does your marriage feel insecure?  Do you feel trapped in your circumstances?  Experiencing troubling health issues?  Scared about…

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Neighbors 

Even though it was beautiful outside, I had planned to work on our taxes when I got home. I’d rather do anything else but the deadline is nearing. I’d decided to do leftovers for dinner. There was plenty of shrimp étouffée left for all of us. I would heat it, add a simple salad and…

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Prom

This is a moment captured long ago…..of youth…….. filled with hope and anticipation. I wish I’d been there when Mom was getting ready for her prom that night in 1960. I’m sure she spent hours getting her hair just right, taking extra time on her make up, and getting dressed in her beautiful gown and…

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Brilliant Disguise

I was with a group of ladies last week. We ate good food, shared stories, then sat down to do what we were there for. Learn together and connect. We’re doing a book study. But what always happens is way more than a book study. Relationships are formed, hearts are connected, and lives are shared.…

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Forgive

My 10 year old daughter is now 13 and forgives as easily as she did then. It’s not lost homework anymore – I don’t have to check it as much as I used to (see original post). Now it’s a thoughtless comment or an impatient stare. I’ve worked through some difficult trials and made the hard…

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Bridge

The discussion in the house last night was intense.  At times it was angry shouting.  My 19 year old daughter and her daddy don’t see eye to eye.  Her daddy can’t believe she even asked the question and she can’t believe we said no.   That’s how far apart we are on this. More and more…

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Hike

I took advantage of this lovely afternoon and went for a hike with my youngest daughter at Brushy Lake. It was beautiful.  And fun!      

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Fun

I have a long list of “must dos”. A longer list of things I need to do. And a short list of things I really want to do. We all have these lists, whether on paper or in our heads. The long lists take up most of my time. They include the everyday things like be…

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Write

Anne Lamott wrote in Bird by Bird  “To be a good writer, you not only have to write a great deal but you have to care. You do not have to have a complicated moral philosophy. But a writer always tries, I think, to be part of the solution, to understand a little about life…

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