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The Light Reveals What’s Hidden

The Light Reveals What’s Hidden

My vacuum was dying a dragged out noisy death for a few years and I kept putting off buying a new one because procrastination gets the best of me at times. I pampered it along hoping to delay its inevitable death! Well it happened and on the weekend I really needed it.  Guests were coming … Continue reading

When We Stew Over Words Spoken

When We Stew Over Words Spoken

The words were spoken in passing but now they are on repeat in my head. The words fill my mind and crowd out other thoughts. I play them over and over with the same questions spinning. Why did they say that? What did they mean by that? What did I do wrong? Hurtful words can … Continue reading

Giving Ourselves Some Grace

Giving Ourselves Some Grace

As some of you may remember, in January I set up a goal for myself of writing 2 blog posts a week, publishing on Monday and Wednesday. I even let you know you could call me out if a blog post didn’t land in your inbox on those days. I was doing pretty good with … Continue reading

What About The Monsters Under My Bed?

What About The Monsters Under My Bed?

From somewhere in the dark I hear, “Mom?” It usually only takes a whisper and I’m awake. My kids call it “mother ears” because at the faintest sound I’m awake. I used to be a sound sleeper.  Snoozing right through alarms, roommates shaking me awake for 7 AM class and my own mother coaxing me … Continue reading

What To Do When You’re Done With Winter

What To Do When You’re Done With Winter

Some seasons are long! It’s winter right now and I have to say it’s my least favorite. Early spring ranks right above it because mud is my nemesis and wiping my dog’s feet every time she comes in from being outside is exasperating. I’m working on this attitude adjustment and some days are better than … Continue reading

How A Plant Taught Me Perseverance

How A Plant Taught Me Perseverance

My mother had an angel wing begonia plant right inside her front entry way. This plant was from her own mother’s home and over the years the plant grew. Not so much in a bushy, full manner but it did take over.  The stems grew toward the window and mom just tied it up and … Continue reading