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Girls in SUVs Talking Out Loud to Jesus: How to Perfect Your Prayer Life

Girls in SUVs Talking Out Loud to Jesus: How to Perfect Your Prayer Life I know.  It has been a while.  I opened my laptop and stared at the blank screen for what seemed an eternity. A writer can get caught up in a personal head game of writer’s block and easily confuse it with early onset dementia. I may have both. Dementia and writer’s block that is… or I may be having some kind of crisis, midlife or otherwise.  …

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A Lil’ Romance is in Order…

For Christmas this year our older batch of children, the man-babies and the lady-babies, gave my husband, Justin and me a priceless gift. Wrapped in fancy paper was a coupon, offering free babysitting and dinner for two at our favorite restaurant in Dallas, the Nobu. I had a speaking event in the Dallas area so we planned accordingly and then peeled out of the driveway, kicking up dust as we sped out the front gate of our ranch last Saturday. …

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The up-side of being down…

It is raining here again. This is a big deal. Although, we are still in dire need of more, it has been raining a lot. Things around here are looking lush and green. I heard an older gentleman saying he woke to frogs chirping, something he hadn’t heard since the mid 90’s.  Come to think of it has been a while since I heard that sound. It occurs to me how grateful I am for this abundance of moisture. I …

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The #1 Gift I Refuse to Give My Children for Christmas

The #1 Gift I Refuse to Give My Children for Christmas It’s starting.  The commercials are legend.  Somewhere, someone is concocting the next Christmas lampoon of how one boy and his loyal dog must SAVE CHRISTMAS.  Some evil mastermind wants to steal the joy. Maybe he wants to kill all the reindeer. Could he be the only villain on the planet with an elixir to heal Santa of a mysterious disease? Or must a perverted madman be out to exploit …

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The Semi-Exact Blood of Jesus

Semi-exact… I wish I had said this before Donald Trump said it at the debate Monday night.  I am in love with the term. And I have already stated my thoughts on The Donald vs. Hilary.  I stand by this: This election isn’t the last straw. It’s not crushing the camel’s back. It might be the end of the world…  But what fear is there in that? I don’t recognize myself in the mirror lately. I hear words coming out …

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I Hate That Scripture…

I remember everything about that day. My babies stood in a line dressed in funeral clothes. They fidgeted in front of the coffin. They behaved like children at a funeral, out of place. The boys tugged at their ties. At one point I noticed that my son, Luke had clipped his clip-on to his crotch area causing his brother to snort-laugh. I snapped my fingers and shot him a glare, knowing full well their uncle Josh, the guest of honor …