Tag Archives: being real

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Here is a story. Recently, I was asked to do something, and I should have said no. I should have said no because the errand I was asked to do fell precisely during the hours of my long-awaited and difficult … Continue reading

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Three Things

In the little, orange box, I put three things to give to Jesus in 2017. It’s my way of treasuring Him. It won’t be easy. Here are the three things I put in the box this year: Yellow This word won’t make … Continue reading

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Oh, Netflix…

This screen accelerates my heartbeat these days when I see it:   It’s embarrassing, really, how closely the relationship between me and this screen mimics an unhealthy one. It’s startling how strong the pull is. It’s an addiction. Currently I’m plowing … Continue reading

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People-Pleasing Parent

True confession time: I recently realized that people pleasing is not only something that I passed on to my poor children…it is something that actually plays into my parenting. I fear displeasing even them. This problem is clutter. I am … Continue reading

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The Day the Wise Doctor Spoke

Memories float like wispy lace, just like the January snowflakes outside my hospital window.  Faded snapshots these, but after all, it was 28 years ago. We had a new daughter, helpless and lovely, and he’d thanked me and brought lip … Continue reading

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Admitting Arrogance

“Lord, save me from my arrogance.” Charlemagne, one of the great rulers of all time, was said to pray this prayer every day.  He ruled France and eventually the entire Roman Empire. I need this prayer. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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