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Drama Mama: Done, Doner, Donest

“I’m Done.” I didn’t want to start another post with drama and madness.  Alas, my life is madness. And, honestly, this is probably not news to you.  But, if it is, welcome. I am writing this from a Ramada Inn in Waco, Texas.  And I am on my way to West Texas for our Marine Baby’s wedding on Saturday.  I was supposed to be there on Sunday, but I have been too sick to travel, with either a sinus infection or …

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How to Get Skinny, Healthy, and Wise: Change Your Focus

How to Get Skinny, Healthy, and Wise: Change Your Focus Yeah, by now, two weeks into a new year… how many of you have thrown in the towel on all those fantastic resolutions? You don’t have to answer. As a matter of fact, don’t answer.  Because that is not why I am here.  I am not here to tell you the next great diet or workout plan, and I am not going to invite you to sell essential oils or …

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The Dementia Gospel: Remembering My Identity In Christ

My husband and I made a terrible mistake.  We had what some might call a brain burp or a brain-urism. Our identity, the core of “us” was lost. We forgot who we are, we neglected our calling. Justin and I are older… well, I am 45-years-old and Justin is 48.  We have 4 biological children. The oldest is 22, graduating from college this weekend and getting married in October.  The second, is 19 and at Marine Bootcamp (OOORAH!) The third is …

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How to Remain in Christ: Stay

How to Remain in Christ: Stay The memory is still fresh.  I sat at my dressing table preparing a variety of cosmetic bags with blushes, glosses, powders, and potions, our youngest son, one of two “vandals” that rule my home, inquired, “Mommy, are you going bye-bye?” “Yes,” I explained, “I am going to California for a conference, sweetie.” A pout drew across his cherub cheeks.  “Mommy, stay.” Stay. As if a command by a trainer to a puppy… I wished …

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How to Achieve Health and Happiness in ONE Easy Step

Health and happiness. Two things I often attribute conditional… one to the other. My post yesterday had me thinking about another aspect of my time in Venezuela and an open-air hotel room on the coast. Two rooms, one for my parents and one for my sister and myself, my dad told us we could pick which room we wanted.  The bellboy said, “Por favor, señor, solo esta habitación tiene la iguana…” We knew just enough Spanish to deduct one of the …

Excuses, Excuses: Escaping Condemnation - Rejoicing in the Freedom
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Excuses, Excuses: Escaping Condemnation – Rejoicing in the Freedom

Excuse me… The dog ate my homework. It’s not you, it’s me. My alarm clock didn’t go off. The list of excuses is exhausting. And… who am I fooling? Myself?  No. But, all excuses aside, my floors are disgusting.  And yeah, I can’t vacuum because my son ran over my vacuum cleaner.  He asked to borrow it and then got distracted and forgot that it was behind him, instead of in the trunk of his car. The rest is history. …