“Mothering on Shaky Ground”

I listened to a podcast recently that said in 2020, we were “mothering on shaky ground.”  1 million women left the workforce last year.  For many of them, that was their only solution to the challenges brought on by the Coronavirus Pandemic, “lockdown” strategies, and subsequent school closures. Employees who could not work from home…

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“Mothering on Shaky Ground”

I listened to a podcast recently that said in 2020, we were “mothering on shaky ground.”  1 million women left the workforce last year.  For many of them, that was their only solution to the challenges brought on by the Coronavirus Pandemic, “lockdown” strategies, and subsequent school closures. Employees who could not work from home…

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He never lets go!

We celebrated Mom’s birthday this month.  I made some of her favorite foods—chicken and dressing casserole, mashed potatoes, garlic green beans, homemade cranberry sauce, and individual lava cakes.  She was quite pleased with the feast! When I saw her big smile as I set her dessert in front of her, I knew I needed to…

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Put a little love in your heart

I’ve seen two different extremes posted in social media about Valentine’s Day.  One friend posted that it’s Valentine’s Month—her favorite month.  Another posted a picture of a beverage called “Hater-Ade” for all the anti-valentine folks.  I once heard a guy cynically refer to Valentine’s Day as “National Florist’s Day.” Love it or hate it—Valentine’s Day…

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Jesus Remains

A friend sent this poem/prayer this week (Author Unknown, slightly edited): “Long after the angels disappear into the heavens, the shepherds return to their flocks, the magi journey home, and the great star sets, JESUS remains. The Child in whom we rediscover God’s great love for us becomes the Adult REDEEMER. May we allow the…

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Little Things and Christmas Cheer

I pulled into the parking lot of the third store that morning.  Who knew how hard it would be to find some little ornaments to go with the Christmas presents I had gotten for my staff?!  I just wanted a “sweet little something” for each of them.  And I had struck out twice already… I…

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Vote!

I plan to vote on Election Day.  I’ve heard some people say they’re still not sure how they’re going to vote. Some folks aren’t certain if they’re going to vote at all.  But I have friends who have already voted. My vote is a stewardship.  I have this one vote to cast, to use in…

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Do you see what I see?

I recently had eye surgery—nothing as “hip” as LASIK or as routine as cataract removal.  I was born with a genetic disease of the cornea.  There are cells in the cornea that pump fluid away, keeping it clear.  When these cells don’t work correctly, fluid builds up and vision becomes cloudy or hazy.  It’s like…

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Are you mad?

”Well, who is this angry man I see In the mirror looking back at me?” (Steven Curtis Chapman, “Savior”) I don’t like the answer to that question–it’s my face in the mirror!  Why am I so MAD? Loss of control.  Fear.  Disappointment.  Weariness.  Or maybe something so silly as the fact that someone ate all…

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2020 Fall Clothing

  2020 Fall Clothing Fall is quickly coming upon us!  The lazy days of summer are fading fast and school is (sort of) back in session.  Does a change of season bring a change of schedule for you?  A change of direction?  At least it will bring a change of clothing! We just finished our…

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