Category Archives: Relationships

Know Thyself…Aristotle

To thine own self, be true~ Shakespeare  (Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3) If I’ve learned anything over the past years, it is that the most important relationship that a woman can have is with herself.  It’s even more important that … Continue reading

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Life is Short or Is It?

omeone recently related an experience with me ending it with “Life is Short.” In other words, temporary discomfort wasn’t worth enduring in the hopes of finding long term pleasure. For a variety of reasons, this comment stuck with me for … Continue reading

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How We Rely on God or the “God is Good when Life is Good” Syndrome

had a conversation recently with a dear friend in which we discussed the many twists and turns of life from relationships, to family, to even success. She made the observation that if God kept our lives on the “straight and … Continue reading

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Patience is a Virture…I love you, Mom.

y mother recently admonished me to have more patience with life, my friends, and myself. Who better to teach me about patience than my mother? “The patience of Job” was said about her often. She raised five children, taught high … Continue reading

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The Dress…

It occurred to me this morning that it really makes no sense that the dress that you wear on the most important day of your life is a dress that you wear only once. It’s worn, cleaned and preserved perhaps … Continue reading

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Time Eases Pain…or My Cup Runneth Over…

n the midst of my sorrow and complete broken heart for my broken marriage, something profound happened, my sister contracted a disease so rare that most people give a blank stare when I say it. I was so worried about … Continue reading

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Wherein Life Imitates Art…

emember that book that mom read when our brother died? I was a baby barely six months old. You were home from school, and you took the night shift for mom many a night in those dark first few months. … Continue reading

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Dear Lady At the Coffee Shop…

I couldn’t help but overhear your conversation about the guy who you like..who you think likes you although he has never said it but you are pretty sure exchanging daily emails proves it although he has never asked you out … Continue reading

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I Want to Hold Your Hand…

he girls trimmed and polished your nails last week. They used a hot pink nail polish that you would have loved. “The brighter the better” is what you would always say although Mother definitely disagreed. The trembling in your hands … Continue reading

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The Last Snow…

n Sunday, I drove home in the midst of big fat snowflakes. The boys were chattering in the backseat excited about the prospect of building a snow fort despite the snow doing little but melting the second that it hit … Continue reading

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