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    Stepping Out of Our Algorithms and Into Influence

    January 3, 2018

    “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive.  And then go do that.  Because what the world needs are people who are alive.”  Dr. Howard Thurman   The new year brings a renewed excitement.  It brings reflection as well as contemplation.  The religious speak prophetic words and people flock […]

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    2017 Most Popular Posts!

    December 30, 2017

    When I look back over the year, Father has been faithful!   The year started with the concept of Partnership and Father has been a faithful partner through physical struggles, parenting struggles and … um, LIFE Struggles!  As I close out 2017, it’s good to see where we met!  You too represent a partner; someone […]

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    Jesus Has Left The Manger

    December 14, 2017

    Nativity scenes have been placed, porcelain and plastic, Mary and Joseph.  They have their stations beside the small manger, and as I bend to look into the painted hay, I’m reminded of how this looks exactly the same as last year, and the year before.  I twinge at the repetitious act, the yearly decorations set […]

  • raising personalities

    A Few Parenting Truths When You Don’t Like Your Child

    November 29, 2017

    As a mom, we don’t often confess the things that weigh us down the most.  We keep some thoughts to ourselves because we feel guilty for feeling emotions beyond the scope of lovely, nurturing mothering.  When my daughter was two years old I had a deadening moment of truth arise from within the bowels of […]

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    It’s Time To Let Go Of Parenting Perfection

    November 18, 2017

    Remember the book The Strong Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson?  I cried when I read that book … finally someone understood what I was going through with my first born, strong-willed child!  Not only did he understand, he gave me some applicable training tools.  Raising my strong-willed daughter was emotionally exhausting.  I never felt […]