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Eating oranges

When company’s coming, I normally tidy up the house hurriedly, clearing up clutter quickly. Everything must find its home--James’ smelly socks sitting in the middle of the mudroom floor, Maggie’s tiny pile of clean laundry atop the dining table outside her room, the four coffee cups on the kitchen counter. Even if I don’t have… Continue reading Eating oranges

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Pause-itivity

I have learned the value of pausing the hard way--by jumping in without thinking, thus making snap decisions without contemplating consequences or consulting the Creator. Because I didn't pause long enough to prayerfully gain perspective on many situations, I've made lots of mistakes. Big ones. Some were not fixable. The good news is that after… Continue reading Pause-itivity

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Gaining by losing

After a decade of two failed marriages, a whole lot of enabling and rescuing by yours truly, and poor financial decision making, I found myself in the same sad boat as many people do in America--I'd planned my mortgage, bills, and expenditures based on two decent incomes, and suddenly I found myself with one. Even… Continue reading Gaining by losing