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The pursuit of JOY

I’m running on less than five hours of sleep and didn’t exercise as planned this morning, BUT I drank a warm, wonderful cup of coffee, ate a fabulous breakfast and got a pedicure with a new friend. 437 more words

Bags are Heavy

“I surrender all that I have carried in my own strength” Lisa Bevere

You can’t press on, excited for what lies ahead, while dragging three tons of emotional baggage. 206 more words



This morning I was washing my hair before work. I hate washing my hair. Okay. I don’t really hate washing my hair. I hate what comes next: the drying, the styling, the disappointment in the final results. 480 more words


Choose Joy

In the wake of the violence across the world over the last couple of days, I say that while grief and fear seem to be surrounding us, today I will choose joy. 45 more words


thirty, and flirty and ... fat

My husband walked past my computer this evening and protested this blog title, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t true. In the past 2 years I have had three kids, and in the 29 years before that I didn’t always take the best care of my body. 443 more words

Mary and Ruby: Simple Joys

I didn’t mean to fall in love. Honest I didn’t. But those eyes. Those eyes. They had at me at first pitiful look. The one where she was sniffing my pockets and KNEW I was hiding treats in them. 256 more words

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I'm Choosing

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. 344 more words