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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

Am I Enough?

Am I Enough?

A popular phrase right now is, “You are enough!”  Which I get. I get what people are trying to communicate.  It’s the whole idea that who I am as a person is enough. How I think about myself needs to be that “I am enough” just as I am. Sometimes I luck out and I … Continue reading

Some Days I Really Miss Her

Some Days I Really Miss Her

I’m not even sure what I want to write today because honestly it’s one of those days. My goal setting of writing 2 blogs a week is keeping me on task. Reason #1 — I’m motivated by setting a goal and checking off my progress and #2 — I really want that new upholstered chair … Continue reading

What Is That Under My Skin?

What Is That Under My Skin?

Don’t you hate when something small happens and it gets under your skin causing great havoc in your life? That happened to me this week. I shoved my hand into my bag searching for my keys. Something sharp jammed under my fingernail and into that tender spot between the nail and skin. OWWW! I yanked … Continue reading

Kicking It Into Gear

Kicking It Into Gear

It wasn’t my intent to stay away so long. Yet I also know if I’m not intentional about doing something, than that something doesn’t get done. And that’s where my writing has been. When I thought about sitting down and plunking out words my thoughts would take over and I’d talk myself out of it saying, … Continue reading

Secret Treasures at Christmas Time

One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is curl up on the couch, sip hot cocoa, dim the lights and let the Christmas tree’s light fill the dark space.  My mind quiets down and I begin to ponder. That word ponder always reminds me of the Bible verse in Luke 2 where … Continue reading

Keeping the Crazy Out of Christmas

We are in full-fledged Christmas mode.  The tree is up, decorated and topped with a Santa hat. Our son was home from college at Thanksgiving and the weather was beautiful so why not trim the tree the same weekend we are giving thanks! This is a busy time of year and we can sometimes be … Continue reading