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Grandma’s Quilt

Grandma’s Quilt Mismatched pieces – a little of this and a little of that – tiny rectangles of blue lilacs, pale pink peonies, blood red paisleys, sunny yellow daisies floating in an orange sea Ribbons of rectangles hand-stitched together meticulously, methodically on the squeaky wooden frame stretching across the wide bedroom wall Thin white thread…… Continue reading Grandma’s Quilt

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On Being Pro-Life & how that means a whole lot more to me than you may think

Because of New York’s expanded protection of abortion and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion has been in the news a lot this past week. That means my Facebook newsfeed has been filled with memes and articles and bumper sticker thoughts about abortion and life, about women’s choices and babies’ heartbeats. This week has…… Continue reading On Being Pro-Life & how that means a whole lot more to me than you may think

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What Would I Have Done?

Back in middle school, I read the book “The Hiding Place” about the ten Boom family. Corrie ten Boom and her family choose to be part of the Dutch Resistance during World War II. In a hidden room, behind a fake wall in their home, they harbored those people the Gestapo hunted. Historians estimate that…… Continue reading What Would I Have Done?

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Being Likable

Do you ever hear a comment that rocks your world? Someone makes an off-hand comment to you that reverberates through your brain for days? Maybe they were joking or being lighthearted. Maybe they were telling you something they assumed you already knew. Maybe, even, they were telling you something you’ve heard before. But for some…… Continue reading Being Likable

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Holiday Recap – how divorce and children’s growing up changes things

I love the Christmas season. The lights and carols and decorations. Everything smelling of pine and cinnamon and cranberry. All the cookie baking and the homemade Chex Mix warm from the oven. Our tree and the memories and stories behind every ornament. I love it all. Especially dear to me are all the traditions we have…… Continue reading Holiday Recap – how divorce and children’s growing up changes things

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Perspective on Awards Day

(Originally posted May 30, 2013) It’s that time of year when children can be tempted to think their value is measured in Standards of Learning scores or report card grades or how many certificates they receive on Awards Day or whether they are named MVP at the sports banquet. These things are so hard for…… Continue reading Perspective on Awards Day

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Free Lunch, Government Programs & Entitled Brats

There has been a lot of talk recently in our nation about government handouts and free lunch and feelings of entitlement. Last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, made what appeared to be a joke about telling Bernie Sanders there is no such thing as a free lunch. In December,…… Continue reading Free Lunch, Government Programs & Entitled Brats

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Why I Migrated Away From The Tribe of Right-Wing, Conservative, Evangelical Christians

Recently several different people have expressed surprise (not in a  good way) that I have changed in the past five to ten years. I have had so many responses rolling in my head for months now that I decided it warranted coming out of blog-hiatus to write. So here it is – why I migrated…… Continue reading Why I Migrated Away From The Tribe of Right-Wing, Conservative, Evangelical Christians