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How to move

I woke up humming a tune. “Whippoorwills in the willows…” I love that little song. It takes me back to a sweet time in my life when I had fewer cares and responsibilities, a time when love enveloped me like the warm comforter I nestled in as I awoke with the June sunshine streaming in… Continue reading How to move

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Sometimes

Today's post is written by my friend (and regular guest contributor) Debra Dickey. Thank you, Debra, for sharing your beautiful thoughts! Sometimes……the slow person in front of you is in front of you to remind you to be patient. Sometimes……the end to your lucky streak is to remind you of how fortunate you have been… Continue reading Sometimes

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Change gonna come

*Thanks to Mary Agrusa, today's guest contributor, for sharing this beautiful piece with everyone.* This weekend I saw it. Looking out my living room window I got the distinct impression that fall had arrived. Perhaps the approaching storm played tricks with the refractions of the sun's rays, but the world outside was glazed in a… Continue reading Change gonna come

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New experiences

*Thanks to my friend Debra Dickey for serving as today's guest contributor.*If it hadn’t been for my kids, little people in my life, and even my pets, I would have missed out on an incredible amount of remarkable experiences in my life!  If you recall my previous posts, I have already mentioned that I am… Continue reading New experiences

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We plan. God laughs.

Our plans for the entire weekend fell apart. A workshop I planned on hosting had to be rescheduled due to dangerous weather conditions. I felt so disappointed. I'd been looking forward to the chance to see old friends and benefit from the shared experience, strength, and hope during the workshop. I was elated that my… Continue reading We plan. God laughs.

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Keep coming back

Today I sat on a puffy leather couch at a local coffeehouse, answering questions posed by a kind woman who's writing a news article about our local recovery program. My enormously pregnant belly served as a great prop for my decaffeinated gingerbread latte. I curled my marshmallow-like feet up on the cushions. What a difference… Continue reading Keep coming back

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Kicked out of the box

*Thanks to my friend Debra Dickey-Liang for serving as today's guest contributor!* Have you ever gotten kicked out of your ‘box’? Sure you have! You know, the one in which you have planned and worked very diligently to make the pieces of your life fit just so, created precisely the right amount of wriggle room,… Continue reading Kicked out of the box