What I (usually) don’t talk about when I talk about God

As you’ve probably guessed, I scan the interwebs before I blog in the morning, looking for something to catch my attention and intrigue me enough to post about. I didn’t sleep well last night so I was going to just skip it today. But then I read this post from my friend Mary Elizabeth about […]

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How I Cope with Chaos (or Boredom)

Day-to-day, I’m pretty good at keeping it simple. But every once in a while a wind of change blows through and I’m overcome with the urge to be FANCY. To have new cute outfits every day and switch out purses like there’s paparazzi lurking outside, just waiting to catch me repeating a look. One thing […]

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No Wonder

About every three years, I re-read Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. It helps me stop the busy swirl of life churning around in my head and organize things a bit. I’m in the midst of one of these re-reads now. One of her recommendations is┬áStop wondering. Wondering, she points out, is “to be […]

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Taking Stock of How We Rocked

I have a bit of a blogging love-fest going on with Amy Gutman these days. I recently “met” her online (we’re meeting in person next month – expect the universe to be GREATLY IMPROVED come mid-September) and discovered her smart writing. This morning, I was looking for something a bit lighter to blog about – […]

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On having Roots and/or Wings

A secret, unfulfilled dream of mine is to stay in one place and develop lasting relationships over the course of several decades. I’m not wired that way – to stay – but I admire it, and every once in awhile I look at my parents or other friends and family who have pulled this off […]

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Depression, letting each other down, and waiting out the storm

Three summers ago I was so depressed I could barely get out of bed. This wasn’t the wonky chemical kind of depression, but rather the kind that comes when too many things have gone wrong. ┬áThat it was a “reasonable” sort of depression – an appropriate reaction to circumstances, you might say – didn’t help. […]

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On Knowing When to Walk Away (and When to Run :))

WTA tennis player Marion Bartoli stunned the world last week when she announced her retirement in her first tournament back after winning Wimbledon earlier this summer. “I’ve been a tennis player for a long time,” she said, “I had a chance to make my biggest dream a reality. I felt I really, really pushed through […]

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