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As I write, I am sitting at the DFW terminal awaiting my flight to the International Dyslexia Association National Conference in New Orleans. I’m filled with a strange combination of nerves and excitement. For the calming of my nerves I reflect on a Bible passage that I felt spoken to my heart over a month ago.

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Death of a coffee queen

December 7, 2012
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My morning routine is much like that of moms across the country: I turn off my iPhone’s alarm, curse the darkness, head to the kitchen, flip on my Keurig, start breakfast for my family, and then I pack lunches. Not anymore. My doctor has prescribed me a lifestyle change that is destined to be my […]

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Strawberries, cell phones, and a lesson about moving on

September 14, 2011

Driving to my son’s preschool this morning, we stopped by the store for some perfectly plump, lusciously red, expectantly juicy strawberries for my fruit salad tonight. I meticulously looked through each container and came across what I determined to be the best looking berries. Confident in my decision and proud of the standing ovation that […]

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News Flash: New story heading your way

July 24, 2011

I recently received word that my story, “A Perfect Ten,” will appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding Your Happiness! This essay is about my personal weight loss journey from 303 pounds to a size 10 just using calorie counting and exercise. It was my starting point to feeling like I really can achieve […]

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