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Liz, Mom, and the Witch

Today's post is written by Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, one of my writing mentors and former professors. Every time Dr. Murphy contributes to this blog and sends me a post, I cannot wait to read it. I know I'll enjoy the story--and I know the story will speak to me.  Bethany asked us to share… Continue reading Liz, Mom, and the Witch

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Embodying the spirit of giving

*Today's post is written by contributor Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, one of my former professors. Dr. Murphy is a fabulous writer; I'm thankful that she regularly contributes to my blog and still takes the time to mentor me as a writer, demonstrating to me the true spirit of giving as well. Merry Christmas, Dr. Murphy!*… Continue reading Embodying the spirit of giving

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What I learned from my parents

This piece was written by my former professor, who I like to consider one of my writing mentors, Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, as a tribute to her parents. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this month. Happy anniversary to a couple who obviously understand what it takes to love others well. My parents were… Continue reading What I learned from my parents

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Second chance love

Special thanks to my former professor and friend, Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, for sharing this beautiful piece on gratitude, friendship, and love with us today. At the beginning of 2014, Bethany wrote a beautiful essay identifying still as her word for the new year. When Bethany invited other people to identify their words for 2014,… Continue reading Second chance love

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My mother’s Emmy Award winning moment

*Special thanks to Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy for serving as today's guest writer. Always a pleasure to read her work!*           Timing was everything.  The sound of The Huntley-Brinkley Report emanating from the television in our living room was my ticking clock, each word a precious second flying by.  Night after night as they delivered… Continue reading My mother’s Emmy Award winning moment

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Counting on Counting Bob

*Thank you, Teresa Burns Murphy, for stepping in as today's guest contributor. Check out Teresa's website for information on her novel.* My dad has a reputation for being good with numbers.  This is one of the reasons he has been the official attendance taker at church and Sunday school for many years.  He also has… Continue reading Counting on Counting Bob

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The unexpected storm

The unexpected storm *Special thanks to Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy for serving as today's guest contributor to Your Daily Dose of Gratitude. For more from Teresa, check out her website. On Friday evening, June 29th, my husband and I were expecting a thunderstorm to pass through the Washington, D.C., area where we live.  We were… Continue reading The unexpected storm