Family coins

October 15, 2013

About ten years ago I worked as a church administrator. One of the pastors in the office had a theory about marriage that always stuck with me. The idea is that every relationship has coins. When a spouse does something nice or says something nice, coins are deposited into the partner’s love bank. When a […]

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The ministry of medicine

October 11, 2013

I landed in a new doctor’s office this week to try to get a second opinion of an ongoing medical issue. I am always weary of new doctors because you never know what you might be walking into. Are they pill-happy? Do they need another surgery on the books to afford that second vacation home? […]

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Fireside bonding

October 8, 2013

This weekend my family had our first fireside afternoon. I got it lit about 2:00 PM and ran out of wood at 10:00. It was the most relaxing, therapeutic, joyful day that I’ve had in a long time. Sharing a fire with people I love rejuvenates my soul. Tweet

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A reader’s voice

October 4, 2013

As a writer I am constantly reminded about the importance of voice. Voice is what stands one writer out from others. If consistent, a good voice can make a career. But the more I write the more I understand that there is another side to the voice discussion that is often overlooked–the power of a […]

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Clothed in love

October 1, 2013

I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. No amount of exercise has helped me; it has just made my physical exhaustion match my emotional exhaustion. Quite honestly I’ve felt used, overwhelmed, and ready to toss up the white flag. For the first time in a long time I honestly fantasized about what life would be […]

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Love thy little brother

September 27, 2013

The screams my 5 year old produces are the same whether someone is picking on him, he feels neglected, or he breaks a bone. But as we were reminded this week, sometimes those screams are serious, and there’s nothing like a trip to the ER to bring a family together. Tweet

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Think romantical thoughts

September 24, 2013

One of my favorite quotes from Monster’s Inc is this scene: My husband is out of town this week, and his absence usually makes me a bit more mushy. But the simplicity of this little solo seems to capture the essence of love and romance in my mind. Tweet

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