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It’s the Thought that Counts: Letting Go of Mental Clutter

It was time. With much resolve, I lugged the encyclopedias down the stairs. After years of collecting dust on the living room bookshelves, I had moved them to our office… also known as… let’s-throw-everything-in here-we don’t-want-to-make-tough-decisions-about-room.  The encyclopedias had been a costly investment, but basically, they were beautifully unused. That’s an eloquent way of saying…Continue Reading “It’s the Thought that Counts: Letting Go of Mental Clutter”

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Getting the Junk Out: Letting Go of Clutter in the Hidden Places

Where do I want to start? Well, that’s the dilemma… I don’t really want to start. I want the desired outcome without going through the process. (Oh wow. Major life application already!) My thinking was to pick a somewhat manageable space to start decluttering, so I chose the cabinet under the kitchen sink. It’s aContinue Reading “Getting the Junk Out: Letting Go of Clutter in the Hidden Places”

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Letting Go of Clutter to Move Forward in Faith and Purpose

Happy New Year! … Or is it Happy New Year’s?? I’ve heard both, and now find myself over-thinking which is the correct greeting. Help clearing that up would be greatly appreciated. Seriously! This past year has been a turning point for me in many ways. I reached a place where I knew things had toContinue Reading “Letting Go of Clutter to Move Forward in Faith and Purpose”

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Lessons from the Stand: Turning an Overwhelming Situation into a Fun Adventure

So it’s been a while since I’ve written because I basically fell into a post football season stupor and am just now beginning to emerge and function in the world like a real person. …I totally borrowed that opening line from one of my favorite bloggers — only she had “book launch” where I insertedContinue Reading “Lessons from the Stand: Turning an Overwhelming Situation into a Fun Adventure”

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My Summer Surprise

Olivia began shuffling her feet, rounding her shoulders and looking down as we approached the classroom. My happy-go-lucky-can-make-friends-anywhere girl was not up for the challenge.  She has been struggling with a recent transition in her life where she has to courageously participate in a program of 6th-8th graders, knowing hardly anyone. And… the two orContinue Reading “My Summer Surprise”

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My Favorite Hillbilly

Do you remember the show The Beverly Hillbillies? THAT’s my dad’s family minus the Beverly Hills part! (He is pictured in the back row, 4th from the left) He was raised in Arkansas during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. They were sharecroppers, meaning they worked HARD and had very little to show for it.Continue Reading “My Favorite Hillbilly”

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Eeyore on Steroids: “I’d Look on the Bright Side if I Could Find it!”

I gave my usual ‘I need your best person because I’m a really hard stick’ speech to the pleasant lady checking me in for bloodwork. She was unable to locate orders which was strange as I had literally JUST walked across the hall after meeting with my doctor with clear instructions to go straight toContinue Reading “Eeyore on Steroids: “I’d Look on the Bright Side if I Could Find it!””