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Magical Friendship

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ― A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh The acquiring of friends is one of the most magical if not miraculous experiences of my life. A few months back ...
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Blindly Going

The year was 1980 and I was en route to my OB/GYN. You will think this odd, but I always looked forward to my regular appointment. I found out I was pregnant with my second child at about the same time my husband decided to leave ...
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Finding Me

I found a little bit of myself today. I'd been planting a small garden in our yard. Not "officially summer" and already 97 degrees! Into the soil that I'd mounded high went large rocks and flowers from Lowe's. And the big chunks of beautiful granite, quartz ...
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All The Married Ladies

    “Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing...   Whatever people say, the state called ‘being in love’ usually does not last. If the old fairy-tale ending ‘They lived happily ever after" is taken to mean ‘They felt for the next ...
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Scars

My husband, Tom, has an ugly scar on his leg. Sometimes he jokes about it, teasing about how "attractive" his legs are. The scar is no joke to me. I think it's beautiful. A recurring reminder of God's continued faithfulness. I can instantly go back ...
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Heal Thyself!

"Physician, heal yourself!" Luke 4:23 Have you ever been going along spiritually, humbly and holily, just minding your own business, when a voice inside says, "Teacher, teach yourself!"  or, in other words, "Practice what you preach."? Ouch! I had just finished a conversation with my daughter, Katherine, ...
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Old

SNOW IN WILMINGTON! AGE DOESN'T MATTER UNLESS YOU'RE CHEESE. I'm in favor of the first amendment; free speech and all. But what's to be done with a word that is both ambiguous and possibly hurtful? I'm thinking of the word old; at least when used to describe ...
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I Married a Stranger

Sometimes I feel a little bit jealous when someone says, "I married my best friend!" or when I find out they were high school sweethearts. I married a stranger!  There were only a handful of dates during the six months we were acquainted before the wedding ...
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How to Curate Your Life

In the last couple of years, I've been very focused on making each hour and day count. You can ask my friends. When they've offered to pray, I've said, "I want to know my purpose and not waste time!" Maybe there's something about realizing that ...
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Matters That Matter

It was a good morning! At first light my coffee brewed as I journaled and enumerated my "gifts". #1,491-great hike with Diane and Jim. #1,492-Abigail's sweet wedding #1,494-FALL! All mornings don't begin like this. I hate to think how many mornings have started with my choosing to click on ...
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