An Unpolluted View

There we sat, with our one way tickets, waiting to board the plane.  The wall of windows in the terminal framed a stunning view of the mountains.  My mountains.  That bald, generally brown, towering range that had served to give me my bearings all through my childhood and youth.  On this day they had a…

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Not All Emotions Must Be Named

The moving van is arriving next week and I’m a walking zombie of stoic emotion. Never mind that stoic emotion sounds like an oxymoron.  The point is that I can’t name what I’m feeling.  I do know that it’s the offspring of change.  Big change. Big life changes often birth rascals called fear, anticipation, sorrow, excitement, anxiety,…

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Performing My Vows Day after Day

Once again, I find myself confused by the timing of an event in my life.  If it doesn’t make complete sense does that mean it is a poor choice?  Not of God?  Or, is this an opportunity to trust God in it and lean not unto my own understanding?  No simple answer here. I find it helpful to weigh the…

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Clutter, Clutter, Everywhere

I learned something new about myself over the last few weeks.  I’m a pack rat.  How’d I miss that piece of self awareness before?  I was enabled; that’s how!  Twenty-four years ago my husband and I bought a 3 bedroom house with closets and a garage.  That was the beginning of being lulled into believing…

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Owning my Dorkiness

I may have inadvertently put my brother on the terrorist watch list.  You see, I’m a dork.  My husband is being transferred to work in northern Virginia so I was in the DC area looking to see what towns we should consider while looking for a home.  I was alone, driving my brother’s car through…

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The Lie of Perfecting Parenting

Would I have been a better mother if there had been blogs, podcasts and social media when I was raising little ones? I’ve been noticing a lot of parenting tips on the internet. How to talk about…how to teach…how to initiate…how to cover “it” all! My kids were raised in the era of the themed…

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