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GRIT

The idea of grit used to bring to mind John Wayne and his no-nonsense-take-no-prisoners attitude. Lately, the word grit has been used to describe tenacity in students and their ability to keep working even when it’s difficult. For me, grit … Continue reading

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Praise be

Lately friends have been posting about how perspectives, including a friend wrote about battling exhaustion, all while trying to be a good mom. Now she could have left her post as a complaint, but she chose to change her perspective … Continue reading

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Tracking

We have two dogs, Jack and Sam, six month old Great Pyrenees/ Labrador mix puppies. They are wonderful, loyal, energetic, and occasionally frustrating. We have an electric fence up to keep the goats out of the corn fields. The past … Continue reading

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Get that look…

With the onset of home improvement television we have all heard the words, To get this look… and then the host tells you how to go and buy items at such-and-such a store and then make bake, sew, cut, glue, … Continue reading

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A tidy, structured life

Today would have been my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, it’s hard to wrap my mind around that idea, but it’s true. When I was barely twenty-one I fell in love with a tall redhead from Dallas and we quickly believed God … Continue reading

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Let it in, let it out

Today is one of those perfect days. I woke up to find sunshine peeking out of the clouds, the temperature is perfect for open windows, songs turned up on the radio. It is a wonderful way to begin a Friday. … Continue reading

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Refunds and returns

My junior year in college I was engaged. As the wedding date came closer, many people started to give me bridal shower and wedding presents. I dutifully opened them and wrote my thank you notes, looking forward to using them … Continue reading

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Mowing the lawn

I really enjoy doing manual tasks around the house. Dishes, laundry, vacuuming, cutting the grass, basically anything that shows progress and completion. I want the satisfaction of putting a checkmark next to the item on my To-Do List. Day-to-day life … Continue reading

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Ashley vs. The Duke

I grew up watching classic movies and television. My mom and I would settle in on the couch with popcorn, ice cream, and our drinks to watch Gone With the Wind when it was on television. On the weekend while we … Continue reading

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furiously fasting

I had to fast for a medical screening this past week, nothing major, just to check my sugar levels and cholesterol levels. As soon as I realized I would have to skip breakfast and my morning coffee, I began to … Continue reading

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