Hope Like No One is Watching

I’ve been feeling incredibly hopeful lately. Even sickeningly so, some might say. But those are just the people who believe if I’m hopeful I’m not paying attention to the world around…

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Are You Open?

I don’t often commit to one word for an entire year like so many others. It can seem limiting to me. Maybe this has been the case in the past…

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You Are Highly Favored

You won’t usually find me writing much about the Christmas season. It’s not my thing. Although I do put up a tree, bake a slew of Christmas cookies, shop, wrap…

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On Aging and Insecurity

Have you ever been so desperately in need of furniture that you purchased it on one of those pay plans that promise No Interest or Payments for 72 Months! And…

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One Big Happy Family

My parents had seven children. Yes, they were Catholic. Now stop interrupting. I was the sixth born child, the second girl, and probably the best baby they had. Except that I…

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