It’s a Hoot!

I spent Saturday at the Wheaton Alumni Leadership Conference, soaking in the gorgeous foliage (Wheaton is SMART to have us return to campus in October rather than February) and connecting with new and old friends. I’d forgotten how good it feels to get together based on this one shared facet of our life experiences. One […]

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Mash-up

Perhaps the weirdest thing about blogging it is the way it forces a daily morning check-in: am I feeling silly/happy/gleeful this morning? Or angsy/frustrated about something? I start most days digging around for some sort of step to stand on as I build a new post. I’m telling you this because this morning is a […]

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Guest Blog & THAT DOG

I’m posting over at Christi Craig’s writing blog today, sharing the story of how I moved from dreaming about writing a book to actually doing it. Stop by and say hello! I also wanted to share some good news about THAT DOG: Kylie will be 18 years old in early December.  I’ll admit, I’ve been […]

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It Ain’t Over

Yesterday was a rather fun day in Boston sports. If you’re in a tough season of life right now and are afraid that dashed hopes and disappointment are your new daily reality, click over to the Boston Globe and read about last night’s last-minute wins by the Patriots (touchdown pass with 5 seconds left) and […]

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Book Recommendation: How to Love

I saw How to Love: A Novel at NEIBA13 last week, and something about the cover just grabbed my attention. The story inside more than delivered, keeping me up past midnight as I raced through the pages. Reena is a girl in love with a boy named Sawyer, and the book alternates chapters between before and after […]

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A Question for the Weekend

A quote I’m thinking about this morning: “I feel that if I believe for a lot and get even half of it, I am better off than I would be to believe for nothing and get all of nothing.” – Joyce Meyer Agree? Disagree? Think there’s more to it than this? Something fun to ponder […]

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Overcoming Narcissism to Get the Job Done

(Note on the genesis of this post: I was working on a guest blog for another site about going after goals that feel out of reach. The post below seemed like a bit much to unleash on an unknown audience, but I want to remember thinking about this, and I don’t think I’m the only […]

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