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Coaches

I love to watch sports movies, especially the underdog story. Two of my favorites are Necessary Roughness (1991) and Facing the Giants (2006). In each movie the team needs direction and wisdom to succeed. Their coach is the one who … Continue reading

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Your own…

I had an anxiety attack at church this Sunday. I feel foolish, even stupid, and super embarrassed. A wonderful friend and mentor asked the simple question, How are you doing? She knows my birthday is in the next few weeks … Continue reading

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What He wanted

Approximately ten years ago, my husband met his biological family for the first time. It was deeply emotional for him to meet his father and mother, then his siblings. His father was only nineteen when my husband was born, his … Continue reading

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Bumps, bruises, and stories

As a substitute teacher I filled many shoes, including P.E. teacher, one of my favorite classes to teach. During one particular windy March day, I was teaching soccer to a class of sixth grade girls with whom I had built … Continue reading

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Music, music, everywhere

This morning as I prepared for work the lyrics to, “Isn’t it Ironic” by Alanis Morissette played in my head. Now, back in 1996 when the song came out, I am sure I sang along to the lyrics, they are … Continue reading

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Self deprecation

A precious person in my life speaks of himself negatively. Whenever he is asked about his personality traits or other characteristics, he will say something that is self injuring in its very essence. He is not physically cutting himself or … Continue reading

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Where are you banking these days?

I have been waiting for some news for the past couple of weeks. At first, it was just something that was part of my day. I would occasionally check my inbox to see if there was an update and then … Continue reading

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By the Numbers

It has been 10,530 days since I met my husband. It has been almost 8,000 days since we said, “I do.” In the days that have followed, we have lived in multiple states, twice as many houses, and laughed and … Continue reading

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Second hand things

I do not enjoy shopping for clothes. It isn’t a body image issue as much as I don’t like the clothing styles available for someone my age. I just want something that covers the body anyway, not to be a … Continue reading

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No void here

I received a text from my son last night. He was “checking in” as my family calls it. He is working at a camp during the off season and will work through his third summer there, as well. He wrote … Continue reading

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