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Get lost, but mind the cauliflower.

I grew up taking piano lessons. As a teenager, I would get so absorbed in practicing that I sometimes forgot things. Like the pot on the stove that boiled dry. Oops. The time I remember best it was cauliflower in a … Continue reading

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My oatmeal picnic

Often on my desk at the church there is an empty bowl, ringed with cinnamon, that once held my breakfast oatmeal. Sometimes there is one in my minivan, too, with the spoon rattling around every time we turn a corner. … Continue reading

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You don’t have to win the lottery to have an endless vacation

Putting my kids to bed on Sunday nights is always a little difficult. My youngest in particular hates to see the weekend come to a close, which often leads to extra hugs, kisses and delay tactics. Yesterday, at the end … Continue reading

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Don’t you hate getting stuck behind slow people?

For as long as I can remember, I have been in a hurry. When I was a kid, my teachers hassled me because my slap-dash writing style was pretty much illegible. I tried the patience of my piano teacher since … Continue reading

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Five tips for a soul-satisfying vacation

My husband’s family decided to take a trip together at an all-inclusive resort in Cuba.  After a year of illness (and recovery) they hoped for a life-affirming week of family time. It meant fourteen people travelling together, including six children. At … Continue reading

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Alert alert beware. You have just joined Pinterest??

It happened innocently enough. I was standing around talking to S. after a church meeting when she said, “Hey, are you on Pinterest? I think you’d like it.” Having no idea what this “Pinterest” was, I went home and Googled … Continue reading

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The perfect rose

The last couple of months have been a rather busy time at the church and at home. It seemed that every week was crammed full of not just our usual routine, but additional meetings, church events, and appointments. And while most … Continue reading

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