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Posts tagged ‘change’

 Walking Toward Happily-Ever-After

So, I’m trying to think what to put on social media for my upcoming anniversary. I’m not good with those posts. Everyone else writes such glowing tributes to their spouse and I love to read them, but I always feel like my words fall short.

Sometimes, I read those posts, compare myself, and wonder what is wrong keep reading here

In the Valley of the Shadow

On Saturday, my 25-year-old nephew attended his 7th or 8th funeral (he’s lost count) of friends or acquaintances who have died due to overdose or effects of heroin.

The complete tally of funerals he’s attended don’t include continue here

Family Recipes

So much is lost when a family member or loved one passes away. Voices. Love. Comfort. Familiarity. Routine. Wisdom . Stories. And, yes, even recipes.

My friend Becky is very much aware of this; her precious mother is in that stage of hospice care where pain medications gradually increase and her mother’s presence gradually decreases. The reality of what is soon to be lost looms large on the horizon.

In the face of this coming loss, Becky started a Face Book page where she is uploading favorite family recipes. When Becky visits with her continue reading here

 Training Trumps Teaching

In every interaction, in every conversation, in every social media post or like, someone is training someone.

Who is training you? What are they training you to do or think? How are they training you to behave? And in what ways are you training other people?

This is a huge continue here

Nasty!

post245pic1The Women’s March on Washington was Saturday, and in case you were in a coma, or hiding under a rock somewhere, you are aware of its celebration of Nasty Women.

From all of the reporting I’ve seen about this march, it wasn’t really a march for women’s rights so much as it was a continue reading here

Taking Risks

post244pic1It is a new year, barely beyond the middle of January and I suspect most of your resolutions (like mine if I made them anymore!) have faded into history. How’s that new diet? New reading plan? New devotional plan? Exercising every day? Anger issue abating? Self-improvement plan on schedule? Spending quality and quantity time with God? With your family?

Life is a series of changes and there is always something about ourselves that we’d like to change for the better. However, the reality is that we won’t make the changes we need to make until we are ready to keep reading here

Grandparent Do-Overs

blog232pic1Brian and I are getting ready for a very special week: our grandson is coming for a sleepover! Well, let’s face it, he’ll be sleeping, but I don’t know if we will – and all you grandmas out there know what I mean. It is just different the second time around.

What is it with that? We used to be able to keep reading here

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